A variety of activities are available every day at Rainbow Acres to encourage Ranchers to maintain excellent physical health. Activities vary based on Rancher interest but have included everything from organized classes that teach stretching through simple yoga or hula dancing to individual pursuits like bicycling or skateboarding. The overarching goal is to help each individual feel empowered to improve their health and physical capabilities.
Rainbow Acres staff and area volunteers offer fitness classes on a regular basis as an afternoon elective for interested Ranchers. Classes are frequently available for aerobic exercise, hiking, bicycling and dance. Volunteers bring extraordinary opportunities to Rainbow Acres each year by offering one or two-month sessions in activities in which they are trained professionals.
Built in honor of Carolyn Gibson, a gifted Physical Therapist, the Roadrunner Fitness Center is one of the most popular locations on the ranch. Equipped with free weights, a strength machine, stationary bikes and a treadmill, the fitness room enables Ranchers to exercise in ways they enjoy and provides trained staff to help them reach their goals for optimum weight, strength and overall health.
The most prevalent fitness activity at Rainbow Acres is walking! Rarely can a visitor enter our gates and not find Ranchers walking laps or using the fitness trail. Many Ranchers will proudly share how they have managed their weight by walking with friends during leisure hours. Using simple diagrams, the fitness trail challenges participants to work on balance, strengthen muscles through stretching, and get a cardiovascular workout by completing the circuit.