ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS
Today's seniors 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 balance, mobility and flexibility, as well as dance classes, social events and volunteer activities, the YMCA is bringing Seniors/Active Older Adults (AOA) together for camaraderie, fellowship and fun!
ACTIVE OLDER ADULT CLASSES INCLUDE:
Lite & Lively
Combination of light dance and aerobic exercises to get you moving. The optimal mix of strength, cardio and core training. Burn calories and build fitness and strength while improving energy levels, flexibility, balance, agility and core strength.
Sit and Tone
An energizing chair based class with easy to follow movements to help increase cardiovascular and muscle endurance. Designed for people with arthritis & similar conditions to increase strength & mobility.
Matter Of Balance
A movement-based training that works on balance, coordination, agility and functional strength. This class is based on evidence that has been shown to increase walking speed, decrease falls, improve sit to stand ability, and improve balance. We offer routines that remain seated, as well as routines that change positions.
Total Body Stretch
Total Body Stretch incorporates relaxation and stretching techniques to improve range of motion and posture and ward off injury. You will notice increased mobility, flexibility and improved muscle function leaving you feeling less tension and resistance.
Fit and Fall Proof
Fall Proof is an exercise based fall prevention program for adults that focuses on improving strength, mobility, and balance to reduce risk of falling. This theory-driven program has proven to be effective in reducing fall risk among older adults identified at moderate-to-high risk for falls.
A journey into the fundamentals of Yoga. This class is for all fitness levels, it combines breathing techniques with balance and postural exercises. Wonderful for beginners, or for those looking for a basic, yet challenging mind and body workout. Leave with an overall sense of well-being.
Calm your mind, settle your body and find a softer focus to your day. Guided meditation offers a relaxed atmosphere to learn new breathing techniques, visualization, and increases awareness. Appropriate for all.
Emphasizes physical and mental relaxation, controlled breathing, balance, proper posture and alignment and flexibility. Develop a keen sense of body/mind awareness. Get all the benefits of yoga with the assistance of a chair.
A low impact and high energy class that introduces easy to follow Zumba choreography that is fun and effective. Class focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Zumba Gold is for everybody...beginners, active older adults, EVERYONE! So come to class ready to sweat and prepare to leave feeling empowered and strong.