Lifestyle at Seabury

Wellness, Intellectual Opportunities, Cultural Events and more!

Nestled on a lovely hillside on the former A. C. Petersen dairy farm in Bloomfield, CT, with vistas in every direction, Seabury enjoys the perfect location. Surrounded by over 150 pastoral acres, yet convenient to so many points of interest, Seabury is located just north of Hartford, between New York and Boston. Although in a country setting, Seabury is just minutes from the major highways of Interstates 91 and 84, and Bradley International Airport (BDL) is 10 minutes north off Interstate 91.

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Rich Cultural Experiences

With the centers of Hartford, West Hartford and the Farmington Valley just a short distance away, members of the Seabury community have the advantage of a rich cultural experience. Hartford Symphony, Hartford Stage, Wadsworth Atheneum, Bushnell Theater, the Connecticut Science Center, the Mark Twain House and Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, the New Britain Museum of Modern Art, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, and many smaller artistic venues are some of the many attractions available to you.

Further from Seabury, but still close enough to enjoy for an afternoon or evening outing, are musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House, the Longwharf Theater, the Oakdale Theater, the Peabody Museum, the Yale Museum of British Art, the Florence Griswold Museum, Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium.

There are a myriad of attractions west of Seabury in Litchfield and the Berkshires; for example, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge and Tanglewood, MA, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Connecticut also has many wonderful State Parks to enjoy.

Shopping Galore

The Greater Hartford area provides a multitude of shopping in both local malls and areas featuring numerous specialty shops. The area is filled with a rich variety of restaurants and is well known for both gourmet and casual fare.

Physical Activity & Wellness

Welcome to Seabury’s Fitness and Wellness Program!

Seabury has a nationwide reputation of being on the cutting edge of fitness and wellness. At Seabury, fitness is a way of life. The philosophy behind the program is individualized, safe, and effective programs for all levels of fitness. Our extensive Fitness and Wellness Center features state of the art Keiser pneumatic strength training machines, and a full line of cardiovascular equipment.

Our team of certified fitness professionals lead a full range of group fitness and aquatic classes which change quarterly and are designed around the needs and requests of our community. All of Seabury’s fitness programs emphasize balance and functional strength as those are key to staying well and active. The fitness and wellness team is also available for Personal Training. A full list of program and amenities is found below.

Learn More About Our Fitness & Wellness Staff

Stuck at home? We have you covered!

Our Fitness & Wellness staff have worked diligently to share exercises and strategies for staying in shape at home. We are uploading regularly so make sure you Bookmark the page! Please take the time to read the precaution pages before engaging in the exercises. If you have any questions, please email Matt McGowan, Fitness & Wellness Director, at mattmcgowan@seaburylife.org.

Try This Low-Intensity Home Routine!
Try This Moderate-Intensity Home Routine!
Try This Easy Fun Beginner Chair Yoga!
Beginner Stretches (Legs)
General Strengthening
Moderate Hamstring Stretches
Shoulder Mobility
Spinal Range of Motion

Fitness Center Program and Amenities

Initial fitness and wellness orientation and functional assessment (strength, flexibility, agility, cardiovascular fitness and balance)

  • Quarterly wellness check-in and mini functional assessments
  • Individualized fitness programs
  • Full line of Keiser pnuematic strength training machines
  • Full line of cardiovascular equipment (Treadmills, Elliptical machines, Recumbent Bikes, Non-Impact Concept 2 Rowing Machine)
  • Dance and Pilates Studios
  • Full schedule of group classes that change quarterly (e.g. Core Essentials, Cardio Circuit, Yoga, Aqua Circuit, Functional Strength)
  • Studio and aquatic classes with functional modifications (e.g. Mat Yoga, Gentle Joints, Basic Balance)
  • Expansive pool and spa
  • Personal Training
  • Aquatic Personal Training
  • Biodex assessment and training
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Massage
  • Tai Chi
  • Gaming Pavillion including: pickleball, bocce, ladderball, croquet, golf croquet, horseshoes, putting green
  • Table tennis and billiards
  • Four-plus miles of campus and woodland trails
  • Intramural sports
  • Fall 2019 Exercise Schedule
  • Seabury Walking Trails

Fitness as a Way of Life

Seabury incorporates fitness and wellness into daily life. Beyond our formal exercise classes and training, many of our programs have significant fitness components including our biennial Seabury Games and Seabury Spirit Week. We have bocce tournaments, pool tournaments, walking and hiking groups, and our Annual Charitable Golf Tournament. Our 66 picturesque acres and four + miles of trails are available for your enjoyment. Seabury is located close to facilities for tennis, golf, and more.

Educational Opportunities

Educational opportunities are abundant with many colleges and prep schools in the immediate area. Seabury has many college level courses from which to choose, offered right on our campus. The Adult Learning Program (ALP), an affiliate of Road Scholar and sponsored by the University of Connecticut, is hosted at Seabury. For more information, including a current seminar list, visit www.uconnalp.org or email alp@uconn.edu

Sports Abound

Sports abound in the Greater Hartford Area, whether for spectator viewing or active participation. The University of Connecticut (UConn) men's and women's basketball teams have a devoted following and have won 15 combined national championships. The UConn football team plays on the FBS level and plays its home games at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The Wolf Pack hockey team of the American Hockey League plays at the XL Center in Hartford. Whether you are looking for down hill or cross country skiing, tennis, golf, paddle tennis, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming or boating, there are a multitude of sports/recreational opportunities available.

Physical Activity & Fitness

Seabury has extensive walking trails, and many nature preserves and parks are located nearby. A pool, spa, fitness center with strength and aerobic machines, fitness classroom, dance and Pilates studios and therapeutic massage suite are part of Seabury's "wellness for life" initiative.

Fitness & Wellness Program
Sightseeing

If you don’t care to drive, trains, buses and planes are readily available for every kind of sightseeing opportunity. From Boston to New York, from the Connecticut shore to the lovely Rhode Island and Cape Cod shores, from the western hills of Connecticut and Massachusetts to the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire and up to the rocky coast of Maine, New England shows its beauty through all four seasons. We invite you to come and enjoy!

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Welcome to Seabury's Channel 918

Seabury residents tune in to channel 918 through their television for information about special events, the week's calendar of activities, dining menus, etc.

The Seabury TV Channel is particularly useful during periods of severe weather, or at other times when immediate Seabury information is of importance.

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