The following class options are appropriate for active older adults, beginning exercisers, and anyone with limited mobility.
SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for mature adults across the country. One of the largest senior-focused exercise programs in the United States, this partnership between HCD and HMOs allows Medicare-eligible members of these health plans to participate in YMCA programs at no additional cost.
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.
SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
A fun, shallow water exercise class that uses a signature splash board to increase movement and intensity options. Splash is suitable for all skill levels and is safe for non-swimmers. The pool provides many benefits when used for aerobic exercise and resistance training.
Fit For Life
Increase your muscle strength, mobility and range of motion to enhance your daily living skills – in a fun, upbeat environment. Move your body to music with basic movements like marching, arm movements, strength and muscle toning exercises and stretching for flexibility. The use of chairs is optional for assistance in seated or standing positions. This class is appropriate for anyone who is sedentary, unfamiliar with exercise, in a post-rehabilitation situation, or has other limited mobility issues.
Senior Weight Training
Learn how to safely, effectively and confidently perform weight training exercises with a variety of equipment including dumbbells, free weights, Olympic weights, and Nautilus. Learn proper warm up, resistance, reps, frequency, form, and exercise choices for optimal strength and functionality.
This yoga-based balance and flexibility class incorporates sitting and standing yoga and other poses for improved balance, posture, strength and flexibility. Chairs and light hand weights or balls are used. This is an appropriate class for anyone who does not wish to get down to the floor. Free to all LIVESTRONG a the YMCA Alumni. Open to all Y members and guests.
BOOM’S GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT
Have you hit a fitness plateau? Do you like fast-paced workouts that are done in 30 minutes? Can you handle a challenge? BOOM was developed by leading fitness experts to improve strength, flexibility and endurance in convenient 30 minute workouts. These classes will challenge you, but don’t worry: one-handed pushups aren’t required.
BOOM MOVE IT
Dance to the beat of hip hop and move to the rhythms of the mambo. Have fun and learn steps from every era in this great cardio workout.
Muscle incorporates athletic based moves that improve upper body conditioning. Members will see many muscle conditioning blocks at all different levels for a member to choose what works best for them. The focus of this class is on toning muscles and building overall body strength.
Mind takes the best from yoga and Pilates and combines it into one fusion class. Designed to relax the body and mind with peaceful music and invigorating movements. The focus of this class in on core, lower body strength and balance.