Information about the 50+ Sports & Fitness Program
The 50+ Sports & Fitness Program provides opportunities to learn safe, effective and fun ways to exercise. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle and help maintain independence in the later years of life.
The 50+ Sports and Fitness Program
More than 14,000 Albuquerque residents over the age of 50 participate in sports and fitness activities through the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs’ 50+ Sports and Fitness Program. Keep active and healthy with a range of sports and exercise activities at the centers, satellite centers, and weight training facilities. Studies show that with exercise, mature adults can reduce bone loss, increase muscular strength, remain active, prevent falls, and live longer independently.
The headquarters for the 50+ Sports & Fitness Program is located at the Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center. The 50+ Sports & Fitness Program is operated by the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs Recreation Division, with partial funding from the Area Agency on Aging.
The 50+ Sports and Fitness Program includes individual and group weight training classes at The Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center, The Los Volcanes Fitness Center, the Manzano Mesa and Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center; aerobic classes and gentle exercise classes at all senior centers; Adapted Aquatics; a Winter Sports Program; a winter competition called the “Fantastic Freeze Fest”; a walking program; and the Albuquerque 50+ Games. In addition, there are new classes and opportunities added regularly. For more details, pick up a 50+ Sports & Fitness Catalog from your nearest center.
Gain the satisfaction of helping others improve their health and fitness level! The 50+ Sports & Fitness Program offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Senior Volunteers are encouraged to join the R.S.V.P. (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), which may offer insurance to and from work, meals and mileage reimbursements to qualified individuals.
Adapted Aquatics Program volunteers are needed to serve as additional and/or substitute instructors, help distribute equipment, keep track of records and attendance.
Albuquerque 50+ Games
The Albuquerque 50+ Games is looking for volunteers to coordinate or assist in coordinating the 29, 50+ sporting events.
Special Events and Front Desk
Volunteers are also needed to help with special events and work at the front desk at the Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center, the Los Volcanes 50+ Fitness Center, the Manzano Mesa Fitness Room. If you are interested call us at (505) 880-2800.
Volunteer drivers are needed to drive the participants to and from different program activities.
The 50+ Winter Sports Program is looking for volunteers to help lead winter trips. Volunteers are also needed for winter competitions in hockey, snowshoeing, downhill and cross country skiing. If you are interested call us at (505) 880-2800.
Exercise Classes & Assistant Trainers
The 50+ Sports & Fitness Program is looking for volunteers to lead exercise classes. Volunteers are also needed to keep track of attendance reports, and help the instructor with special reports, equipment or projects. Volunteer Assistant Trainers are trained to assist clients in learning how to use the weight training equipment. Call the 50+ Sports & Fitness Office for more information.
Assistant Trainers are needed at these sites:
Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center
3351 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Fitness Room
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
North Valley Center Fitness Room
3825 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Los Volcanes 50+ Sports and Fitness Center
6500 Los Volcanes NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121