The fitness centers are equipped with treadmills, recumbent bikes and steppers, strength training circuits, flexibility and stretching stations, and free weights. Operated in collaboration with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, seven fitness equipment centers are available for use. The Office on Aging and Independence and its 50+ Centers operate three locations for older adults only at the Bain, East Columbia, Elkridge and Ellicott City 50+ Centers.  Recreation and Parks manages the fitness centers at the Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers.  Click below for membership fee information.

Exercise Consultations and personal training is available by appointment for an additional fee.

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Exercise Demo with Michelle Rosenfeld

Spotlight on virtual fitness classes

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Fitness Programs


GO50+ Membership Packages


Our GO50+ membership packages are designed to enhance the quality of life for the 50+ adult population that lives, works, and plays in Howard County. Live longer, healthier lives… join today! The basic membership is free and includes access to the Gary J. Arthur and North Laurel Community Centers and all Howard County 50+ Centers. The GO50+ Fitness membership ($89/year) adds use of the fitness rooms at 50+ centers, plus access to the Roger Carter Recreation Center. The GO50+ Pool membership ($210/year) includes all GO50+ benefits plus use of the Roger Carter Center pool. 


Virtual Fitness Pass


The VIRTUAL FITNESS PASS offers 17 class options every week for just $38 a month. Get fit without leaving home! 

Fitness Equipment Orientation


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