Fitness Opportunities

Work out how you want, when you want, where you want. Our Resident Members-Only Fitness Center features top-notch equipment and 24-7 access. Whether you’re seeking cardio or weight training opportunities – we have you covered. For those who enjoy group fitness and instructional opportunities, we partner with trained professionals to offer a variety of classes in our Fitness Studio or Pool, Monday through Friday, every week. Some classes can even be attended virtually when you’re traveling or just want to be at home.
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Pool & Tiki Bar

Here, Resident Members and their guests can relax, refresh, socialize, or exercise. Our spacious community swimming pool (open daily from dawn to dusk) is kept at a comfortable 84 degrees all year long, features lanes for doing laps and aquatic exercise classes, and areas to relax and play on a lazy day. Ample seating means you’ll never find yourself searching for a chair to soak up the Florida sun. On the weekends, Members can also enjoy casual island ambiance and/or service while they splash at the poolside Tiki Bar! Open Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-5pm for lite bites, drinks, and treats - and the menu is even available for take-out. A place any Florida lover will enjoy. Members: Log-in to access more details.

Explore The Outdoors at The Pointe

From the southwest side of the River Club, an inviting, tree-covered walkway leads Resident Members and their guests to a beautiful outdoor space. Here, children and families can enjoy a playground or a picnic under the gazebo, Resident Kayakers can store equipment and set out on adventures together, walkers and nature lovers can enjoy the scenic Lookout Tower or Viewing Pier, and everyone will enjoy reading the personalized bricks with cherished stories, symbols, and special dates placed by or dedicated to current and past Residents on the Walk of Fame. The perfect place to create and share memories for years to come. Members: log-in to access more details.

Special Interest Groups

At Waterlefe, there’s so much to do! Many of your neighbors are highly active and enjoy a plethora of interests. You can find organized groups who meet regularly for cards & gaming, golf, boating & kayaking, fishing, arts & crafts, literature, philanthropy, socializing, learning, sports, music, and so much more. Many of our River Club activities and dining events are inspired (and even co-planned) by these groups and interests. Whatever you’re into, there’s a group for you! Members: Log-in to access more details.

An Award-Winning Golf Experience

The golf course (operated by the CDD and open to the public) is situated within a natural setting among five unforgettable signature golf holes that border the Manatee River. Designed by Ted McAnlis, the championship par 72 course offers eight different tees ranging from 4,800 yards to 6,900 yards that are challenging and fun for golfers of all skill levels. The club features its own dining options (The Grille Room and Shank Shack food truck) as well. Visit for more details.

Marina Club & Boating Community

One of the most unique aspects of Waterlefe is its Boating Community. Providing gulf access via a private Marina Club or by our privately owned Boat Lift, residents are just minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and all the fun activities on and around the water. Residents will enjoy convenient boating, kayaking, canoeing, paddling, fishing, and more. Visit the Boat Here tab for more details.

Community Library

On the lower level of The River Club, Resident Members can enjoy and help themselves to a resident volunteer-managed collection of books, as well as a Member-to-Member bulletin board to post and share information like business cards, items for sale, rentals, and more.