Active Older Adults

YMCA Wellness Center

Social Groups & Events

Calling all active older adults! Come visit us for our monthly Senior Social. Join us from 11:00-12:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month for fun, friends and fellowship.

  • Come early to participate in the Silver Sneakers Class
  • Meet new friends! Open to the public, tell a friend!
  • Refreshments, light snacks and educational tips.

When:       Last Wednesday of each month

Time:       11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (come early at 10 a.m. to try our Silver Sneakers Class)

 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program for cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment, focuses on you- the whole person- not the disease. The free 12-week program meets twice a week for 60 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. You’ll also learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. We encourage a warm spirit of community and provide a place for you to build friendships with others affected by cancer and an opportunity to share stories and inspiration.

Next Sessions:

To see when the next session will take place or for more information, please contact Kevin McKinnon – KMcKinnon@ymcafw.org or 817-433-8250.

weights-senior-womanGroup Exercise Classes

Specially designed group exercise classes can help senior adults gain flexibility, strength and mobility, while enjoying the camaraderie of a group.

SilverSneakers Classic

The Silver Sneakers program is designed to increase strength, flexibility and endurance for senior adults – both those enrolled in Silver Sneakers through their insurance plans and YMCA members.

Chair Yoga

A Vinyasa flow (movement linked with breath) style of class that uses a chair instead of a mat. Participants are never asked to go all the way to the floor, however still enjoy a muscular and cardio challenge. The class may also be modified so that participants can perform the poses in a seated position.

Beginners Zumba

Ditch the workout, join the party! A combination of Latin and International dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Mambo and Samba among others that are not only FUN but exhilarating! The dance themes create a dynamic, exciting and effective workout that’s easy to follow. The routines are presented at a slower rate than a traditional Zumba class, so the class is perfect for Active Older Adults or those who are new to Zumba!