Physical Fitness for All

  • April 7, 2017

Physical Fitness for All

Exercise is a necessity and should be prioritized in order to achieve and maintain a healthy mind and body. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise + 2 days of muscle strengthening for Cardiovascular Health.

Example: 30 minutes brisk walking 5 days per week + 2 yoga classes.


How and Why do Whittier St. Wellness and Fitness Club members stay fit?

“Since I’ve been coming to the gym and seeing Rachel for Nutrition I lost 21 lbs!  I don’t even crave for rice, fried foods and soda.  Eating better has gotten rid of my headaches, knee pain and given me more energy. I lift weights at least 4 days per week and now do yoga which I never thought I would do. Ashley is great and really motivates me in class.” –Raul Maestre

“I stay active and come to the gym to do weights and the bike for my knees so that I can keep moving and do things that I want to do.” –Ada Caraballo

 “I’m motivated to lose weight for myself. Exercising at the gym, walking, eating right, and the Zumba program helped me lose 118lbs! I’m happy now, I feel good. I don’t have to worry about Diabetes anymore.” –Barbara Walker


Whittier Wellness and Fitness Club: Achieve your fitness, nutrition and wellness goals! Open to all patients and non-patients of the community ages 14+. For more information, please stop by our fitness center for a tour, or call 617-425-5100.

A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).