Active Older Adults

E.R. Van Zandt Southwest YMCA

social-responsibility-senior-womanSocial Groups & Events

The YMCA offers many opportunities for senior adult Members to interact, including potluck dinners and group events.

Active older adults can gain strength and energy while enjoying a variety of social events at the YMCA. Activities range from group exercise classes designed especially for seniors to pot-luck lunches or special trips. Becoming an active older adult at the YMCA means staying connected to your community and offers the opportunity to volunteer through YMCA programs or in committee positions.

Group Exercise

Active Older Adult classes are specially designed to help senior adults gain flexibility, strength and mobility, while enjoying the camaraderie of a group. Click the group exercise schedule link below for class times and descriptions.

Group Exercise Schedule

SilverSneakers

The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is a unique physical activity, lifestyle and social oriented program designed to encourage members to increase their levels of physical activity and motivate them to continue to be active. The program reflects senior sensitivity, promotes social interaction and encourages participation in healthy lifestyle activities.

SilverSneakers® Classic

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with hand weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

SilverSneakers® Yoga

YogaStretch 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 a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. weights-senior-woman

SilverSneakers® Cardio

The next level in SilverSneakers workouts.  Combines fun with fitness in a class designed to improve cardiovascular fitness through low impact moves.