Healthy Living, Fitness

New Year's Fitness Resolutions Are Easy at The Landings in Savannah

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Published on January 11, 2019

It’s 2019 and the New Year brings high expectations for fulfilling goals and making changes for bettering life.  Whether the goal is getting in shape, finding the ultimate retirement destination or planning a trip to enrich the season, Savannah Georgia is a great place to find it all.  Popular resolutions evolve about bettering health, losing weight, financial freedom and finding the perfect place to call home.

Each New Year brings new hopes, ideals and dreams that set a path for moving forward in life in 2019, especially for those approaching retirement years.  Priorities change and folks looking for a place to have the ideal existence are quickly discovering the happening city called Savannah.

When the year starts anew, folks reflect on the past year and future times, with hopes to reignite their souls, build new plans and set in motion a path to attain goals that represent a new season.  Why not explore the adventures found in Savannah and discover the exciting the wellness oriented community found at The Landings on Skidaway Island.  This master planned community is one-of-a-kind and provides just about everything any home shopper needs to experience a happy lifestyle all in one location.

The amenities found at this waterfront community provide the best of it all in the suburbs of downtown Savannah. Considered the “3rd Best State to Retire” by TopRetirements, the city offers mild year-round temperatures, Southern hospitality and nearby beaches that make this quaint historical town a destination for not only a getaway but the perfect place to call home.

The Landings location is within 25 minutes of downtown where you can find rich history, antebellum architecture, sophisticated cultural events including theater, music and annual festivals, along with gourmet restaurants, art galleries and unique shopping venues scattered throughout the town filled with cobblestone streets and Spanish draped oaks signature to the South.  The cobblestone streets accented with Spanish Moss draped oaks complement the overall ambiance of a true Southern community, add hospitality, mild year-round temperatures and nearby beaches and Baby Boomers are discovering that this is indeed the perfect place to retire. If we had to describe Savannah in two words they would be Southern grandeur.

One of the priorities we are often asked is where to find a home in a community that offers everything within its gates. The Landings has luxury homes to low maintenance villas, preserved greenways, beautiful curb appeal and accessible amenities. Moderate temperatures and nearby beaches add to the formula making Savannah a top choice for a “happy life ever after.”

Staying fit and losing weight is a priority for many with the onset of 2019 especially those approaching retirement years.  With the vast array of outdoor activities and readily accessible amenities found at The Landings, residents can enjoy good health while enjoying the impressive surroundings that embrace the community.

Created over 40 years ago, this property sprawling over 4,596 acres is located on Skidaway Island, considered one of the most exclusive places to live in the state of Georgia. It is one of the largest master planned communities on the coast.

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the 6 award-winning golf courses scattered throughout the property along with four golf clubhouses that offer exquisite dining options.  Golf is not just a social sport but also a great way to burn calories.  It has been proven that walking while carrying the golf bag burns extra calories depending on the player’s weight.  According to Shapefit, a 190-lb golfer can burn up to 474 calories per hour carrying the clubs versus (431 to 302) pulling them.  Losing one pound of body fat is possible if a golfer plays nine holes for five days a week.  According to the Harvard Health Publication walking at a pace of 4.5 mph will burn on average 300 calories for a person who weighs 125 pounds, 370 for 155-pound player and 445 respectively at 185 pounds, that equates to the ability of losing a pound every week enjoying this awesome sport according to the Mayo Clinic.

Golf is a favorite sport for folks who call The Landings home.  With 6 greenways surrounded by saltwater marshes and preserved hardwood forestry, these courses are immaculately designed and are recognized as “Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries” by Audubon International.  There is the Marshwood originally designed by Arnold Palmer and Frank Duane in 1974 and updated in 2003 by Tim Liddy.  The Magnolia course was created by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay; the Plantation Course by William Byrd; the Palmetto Course, and Oakridge Course by Arthur Hills; and the Dear Creek Course by Tom Fazio.  There are 4 exquisite clubhouses that compliment play with mouthwatering restaurants and fully stocked bars for socializing after play.  The private golf club offered at The Landings is one of the most prestigious in the country.

Playing tennis is get another way to lose weight and stay on track in 2019. The goal for weight loss attainment is 1 to 2 pounds per week.  Burning an extra 500 to 1,000 calories a day is helpful in making New Year’s resolutions a reality.  HealthStatus boasts that a person weighing 150 pounds will burn about 288 calories an hour playing doubles, while a single match will burn approximately 414 calories.  Someone at 190 pounds can expect 365 for doubles and 524 for singles.  Multiply that for 7 days at one hour and the pound of fat is shredded.  Cut calories by 500 a day times 7 and two pounds of fat will disappear.  In addition to burning fat, tennis players can strengthen their legs, glutes, backs, arms, shoulder and chest muscles by playing this total body sport.  Eye hand coordination, social engagement, agility, cardio strength and lung capacity can also be enhanced participating in this socially engaging activity.

Considered one of the largest clay court facilities in Georgia, The Landings is the perfect place to enjoy this sport year-round.  Awarded with the 2015 Bliss Award for “Best Tennis Community”, this property offers 33 Har-Tru courts, 11 are lit for night play and there is also the commendable Landings Tennis Academy offering the “Learn, Train, and Play” coaching philosophy.  The Franklin Creek Tennis Center offers state-of-the-art PlaySight training systems to teach advance skills of the game.  In addition to tennis, there is also pickleball, bocce ball and platform courts to play alternative versions of the sport that are quickly growing in popularity.

Quality wellness centers have become the norm with discerning home shoppers and are one of the reasons properties are selected in today’s real estate market.  With health as a primary concern, residents want easy access to fitness.  The Landings stands apart when it comes to providing a place for residents to workout, take classes and enjoy spa services.  There is a fully equipped 48,000 square foot workout facility that offers first-class workout stations including free weights, cardio/strength machines, 55 wellness classes per week including Pilates and spinning studios, personal training and a spa at the Oakridge Fitness Center.  There are also 2 pools found here for both relaxing and exercising, the adult-only pool is set aside for lap swimming and aquatic classes.  Youth recreation and water therapy are available at the other pool found at this location.  For family fun the Franklin Creek has water slides, snack bar and a shallow end for toddlers.  For island flare, the Marshwood Pool has a Cabana Bar and lively music and is heated to 84 degrees throughout the year complementing the island themed lifestyle found at The Landings.  Burn calories, enjoy the winter, spring, summer and fall and understand why this is the place to be in 2019.  Get healthy, enjoy life and imbibe the beautiful surroundings and homes that are offered at The Landings.

While trying to attain fitness goals, variety is the key to combat boredom, stay motivated and keep focused.  According to recommendations from The American Council of Exercise, basketball, dancing, running, swimming, biking, hiking and weight training are all activities that burn a high rate of calories per minute for maximizing burning fat.  All of these can be found here.  One of the other options offered at The Landings are 30 miles of pristine naturally preserved hiking and biking trails integrated throughout the neighborhoods allowing residents to enjoy staying fit breathing fresh air while taking in the beautiful scenery that surrounds the property.  The exotic bird species and plush topography invite brisk strolls outdoors.  There are also several parks available for an after-work out picnic with friends and family.

Hiking is an awesome way to get in shape and lose weight.  Depending on body weight, the calories burned for this outdoor activity range from 430 to 550 per hour.  The more you weigh, the more you burn.  In addition to weight loss, muscle gains will contribute to an elevated metabolism contributing to a reduced waistline.  According to a study by the American Council for Sports Medicine, after a 45-minute of high intensity hike, the body will burn an additional 190 calories later in the day and will continue for an average of 14.2 hours after the hike.

Beach time is any time living here.  Tybee Island is only 20 minutes away and offers amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and 5 miles of public beaches.  Walking on the beach, biking, surfing, fishing or sailing are all outdoor activities that can be enjoyed living at The Landings.  Watch the sunset over the ocean while watching dolphins frolic nearby.   After a sunset stroll, imbibe on a refreshing cocktail or delicious fresh seafood dinner from the over 30 eateries that are offered beachside.

Make 2019 the year to make your dreams a reality, good health, Southern hospitality and endless options for finding or building the ideal home on the coast of Georgia.  Whether it is a vacation or staycation, come discover the “island life” offered at Skidaway just outside Savannah.

If you’re exploring the Lowcountry for the first time, ask for our complimentary Savannah relocation information. It’s our pleasure to help!