Today's Active Adults are more health-conscious than ever before. At the YMCA we've made the health and fitness of our seniors a top priority by providing programs for the spirit, mind, and body. Through group exercise classes and aquatic programs that concentrate on mobility and flexibility, dance classes, and volunteer activities, the YMCA is bringing Active Adults together for camaraderie, fellowship, and fun!
For more information, contact Megan Vasquez, Sr. Wellness Director.
BALANCE FOR WALKING
Balance for Walking is a unique class where you practice a myriad of balance exercises while walking across the gym or parking lot (depending on the weather) at your own pace. These independent exercises are followed by group exercises focusing on balance, endurance, core strength and finally a series of stretches to improve flexibility.
Utilize low-impact moves in this joint-friendly class. Geared for a low to moderate intensity level, the class will include cardiovascular, strengthening, and stretching exercises.
In this class you can use the chair as a support and stabilizer during yoga poses, or do all the poses standing up if you so choose! This is the perfect class for all ages and abilities, and will help to improve your physical and mental fitness.
CORE & FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH
This class is designed for seniors and for people with special bodily challenges who want to pay close attention to form and function. In FS&C we work to build strength focusing on core, posture and how body parts interact while moving functionally throughout your day. We incorporate bodyweight exercises, dumbbells and balance moves to build strength and endurance. The class ends with 15 minutes of flexibility exercises designed to reduce muscle soreness and improve functionality.
IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE
If you have any concerns about your balance or are noticing changes in your ability to balance, this class is for you. Improve Your Balance takes you through a series of standing and seated exercises to strengthen your muscles and joints, to improve your posture and flexibility, and to build your endurance and awareness of your body in space.
CARDIO & LIGHT WEIGHTS
Cardio and Light Weights is a new class incorporating 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercises interspersed with three sections of lifting weights as an interval training workout to get your heart rate up and train your heart and lungs to improve their function while maintaining and possibly building muscle strength in your extremities.Read more.