FitC Regularly-Scheduled Groups & Activities

Morning Joe at the Market
Men's Group

In addition to FitC’s hosted events, you can choose from over forty regularly scheduled groups that focus on a range of interests. These mostly meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. If there is a particular interest you think others may share, we encourage you to organize a new group. Members of our Program Committee will help you get started. There are also regularly scheduled activities that are open to all FitC members without registration.

Whether you're interested in regularly scheduled get-togethers or dropping in to an activity at your convenience, FitC has many offerings to appeal to your liking. Please scroll through the list below. To participate in any of these groups or activities, you must be a FitC member. 

Active FitC Groups (G) and Recurring Activities (A)

Book Discussion Group

Book discussion (G)
Groups meet monthly.  Some groups read only fiction, some only non-fiction, and some read both.  Specifics books and discussion formats are chosen by the group or its leader.

Play reading group

Play reading (G)
Members of these groups meet monthly to read plays of their choice.

Short Story

Short story (G)
Group meets monthly to read and discuss short stories, chosen and led by a member who is a retired English professor.

Writing Group

Writing (G)
Groups meet twice a month in a supportive environment to review writing assignments chosen by the group or its leader.

FitC Rittenhouse Jaunters

Rittenhouse Square walkers (A)
Walkers circle the square at their own pace while chatting with others.  Group walks weekly, followed by optional coffee at a local cafe.

Rittenhouse Square Billy the Goat

Rittenhouse jaunts (A)
Members take weekly group walks, starting in Rittenhouse Square and going for one to two miles on routes of interest or to see interesting sites along the way.

Film strip

Film discussion (G)
These groups choose their own formats.  Some see films together and discuss them over a meal.  Other groups see designated films on their own, then come together for lively discussions about them.


Canasta play (G)
Join a friendly group for a couple of hours of card play.

Men's Group

Men's group (G)
FitC men meet monthly for presentations and discussion.  There are also Men's sub-groups for book discussion, film discussion, memoir writing, dining out and more.


Yoga (G)
There are several different weekly yoga groups led by trained yoga instructors, including floor yoga and chair yoga.

T'ai Chi

T'ai chi (G)
There are several different t'ai chi groups for a range of experience levels, at various locations and with two different instructors.

Painting and Drawing Group

Painting and drawing (G)
One group meets outdoors, weather permitting, or indoors for mutually supportive painting and drawing. A second group receives basic drawing instruction.

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold (G)
Like to move?  Zumba Gold is designed for older adults, meets weekly with a certified instructor for dances that are fun and energizing as well as good exercise.

Wisdom and Maturity

Wisdom and maturity (G)
Group meets monthly to discuss the secrets to gaining wisdom in the setting of Conscious Living/Aging.  Led by two FitC members.


Pilates (G)
Two classes are offered each week in two locations with two different teachers. Pilates is a physical fitness system with a focus on functional movement and giving you tools for daily life and its physical challenges.

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique (G)
Weekly classes with a master teacher help students move more efficiently and comfortably in order to reclaim more of the balance inherent in our design. Every day movements such as getting in and out of a chair, walking and bending down are explored.

Octo Soup Salon for those 80 and older

Octo Soup Salon (G)
The Octo Soup Salon group meets bi-monthly, providing an opportunity for people who were born before 1939 to share ideas and concerns while enjoying a cup of soup. 

Dinner Group

Dinner groups (G)
Small dinner groups meet monthly, either in a home or restaurant, to share meals and informal discussion.  Locations and format are decided by the group.

Singing group

FitC Singers (G)
This sing-along group is for people with ordinary voices who would enjoy singing as an activity. Singers are accompanied by a piano-playing member.

Morning Joe at the Market

Morning Joe at the Market (A)
FitC members meet in the morning at Reading Terminal Market or other locations for coffee, pastries and conversation.

Volunteering at MANNA

Volunteering (A)
FitC members volunteer together at MANNA and other places in the city.

Interfaith logo

Circle of Friends (G)
Group meets bi-monthly to gain deeper understanding of cultural differences. We are a group dedicated to sharing experiences across cultural and religious backgrounds to form connections and break down barriers. We seek members from all backgrounds to expand our perspectives and improve our communities.

Garden Volunteer Joan Wells

Volunteer Gardening (G)
Gardeners work in Schuylkill River Park at 25th and Spruce Street and the several "secret gardens" of Independence National Historical Park (INHP).

For FitC Members Only:

Visit the FitC member portal for these functions:

  • Event Calendar and Registration
  • Your Membership Information
  • Member Directory

You will be asked to sign in using your email address and FitC password.

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The membership fee is $70 per year per person.

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