Fitness & Aquatics

Premier facilities for your healthy lifestyle


The Fitness Center at Willow Oaks contributes an extensive fitness and wellness resource to the Club’s roster of services, greatly enhancing the overall membership experience. Built in 2001, the Willow Oaks Fitness Center encompasses the entire second floor of our bathhouse and pool complex. The full-service center offers two large exercise rooms outfitted with the latest workout equipment – all overlooking our golf course with sweeping views of the James River. Our personal training staff is available to design and monitor individual workouts as well as nutrition counseling to help you meet your personal health goals. Sport-specific training is another way our trainers make Willow Oaks your all-inclusive club. The spacious adjoining group exercise studio offers an extensive schedule of classes for members of all ages and skill levels. Samplings of classes include Zumba, Cardio Interval, Yoga, Body Sculpt and TRX.

The ground floor contains an array of locker rooms, showers, a steam bath, massage therapy rooms, Kids’ Club child minding, Wave Lounge game room for “tweens,” full service café, and opens out to our picturesque pool deck.


Our splendid pool area offers a 6600 square-foot, modified Z-shaped main pool with a 25-meter, 8-lane raceway, plus a wading pool for small children. A spacious patio is the scene for sunning, socializing and snacking. It’s a popular place for family fun, holiday picnics, and happy hour. The serene campus surrounding the pool deck creates a lush retreat, removed from the pressures of everyday life. Families are sure to enjoy the many events and parties offered by the pool throughout the summer, including holiday events with games and fun for all, family pool parties with live bands, Chicken Nights by the pool, our book club and additional cookouts and parties throughout the summer.

The professional staff, amply qualified as instructors and CPR-certified, offer private lessons to swimmers and would-be swimmers of all abilities. For those who enjoy swimming as exercise, at least one lane is always dedicated to lap swimming, and the pool opens as early as 6:00am on some mornings for an early workout. The Willow Oaks Waves swim team is traditionally an active one, with more than 200 participants and a history of high placement in meets at all levels.

It is a sunny, welcoming place for members to take a fresh un-crowded approach to a healthier, stronger life.