Living Independently Through Fitness and Exercise (L.I.F.E.) is a program specially designed for individuals sixty-five years of age or older. Research indicates that inactive older adults, by becoming active, can offset 50% or more of the physical loss during those years. The program places emphasis on resistance exercise, flexibility training, and functional activities. With improved strength and flexibility, activities of daily living are more easily accomplished, thus allowing each participant to remain independent for as long as possible. Since its’ inception, L.I.F.E. has been named as a “Successful Active Aging Program” by the American College of Sports Medicine and has been featured in numerous articles.

Program Details

L.I.F.E. sessions are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and members have the option of choosing from sessions that begin at 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., or 9:00 a.m. Sessions are lead by enthusiastic fitness professionals that create diverse and interactive fitness routines that are sure to be fun. L.I.F.E. members also received a bi-monthly “L.I.F.E. News” newsletter that provides them with heath and wellness information, recipes, quotes, jokes and more. 

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Program Cost and Registration

Non-Herbert Wellness Center Members: $165 for 36 sessions (12 weeks)
Herbert Wellness Center Members: $115 for 36 sessions (12 weeks)
Continuation in the program is optional

To register for the L.I.F.E. program,  complete the application materials with the help of your physician and submit these materials to the Wellness Suite staff. For additional information, visit or call the Sales Office at 305-284-LIFE (5433).

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Policies

1. Only persons registered for the L.I.F.E. program may enter program sessions.

2. Wellness Center non-members may only access the building for the purposes of attending their program sessions.

3. Program sessions will begin promptly at 7:00a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 9:00 a.m.  Participants must wait in the atrium until program staff have arrived and cleared the participants to enter the fitness room.

4. Any L.I.F.E. member planning to take an extended leave of absence must notify the staff.  Any member who is absent from the program for two weeks without notifying a staff member will be dropped to the waiting list.  Long term absences due to illness or any other emergency situation will be handled on a case by case basis.

Non-Members:
Registration in the L.I.F.E. program does not extend to other Wellness Center activities.  Individuals caught using the Wellness Center for activities other than those paid for will be asked to leave and not be allowed to use the Wellness Center or participate in any classes in the future.  No refund will be given.

Contact Information

Herbert Wellness Center
University of Miami
1241 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Sales Office
305-284-LIFE (5433)