Fitness Center

We encourage our Residents to maintain an independent lifestyle by staying active and fit. Open daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm, our Fitness Center features senior-friendly exercise equipment, water exercise class in a warm water pool, hot tub and a variety of classes led by our professional fitness instructor, Gale Vachon.

Gale is a lifelong resident of the Yakima Valley, is married and has two adult children. She began her career in the fitness industry in 1970 as an instructor for a local health club. Within months she became their club Manager then in 1985 Gale bought the club, renamed it Fitness by Gale, and customized its services to meet the unique fitness needs of women. Gale successfully operated her club for over 20 years until she semi-retired in 2009.

In addition to having been an ACE® Certified Personal Trainer for 30 years, Gale’s fitness career has included multiple training certifications in Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Advanced Group Training, Aqua classes, and Kick-Boxing classes

Gale has been on the Living Care staff for nearly two years as an instructor for exercise classes, body strength and balancing classes, and water exercise classes. She loves helping others achieve their fitness goals and finds working with people very rewarding.

The emphasis is on staying fit and having fun!