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 Vazquez, Sr. Wellness Director.
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.
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.
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 and Light Weights is a new class incorporating 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercises interspersed with three sections of lifting light 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. The 45 minutes includes a warm-up and cool-down and is followed by a 15-minute full-body stretch. As with all of my classes, I will encourage students to work at their own pace and within their own fitness level throughout the class. Please note that everyone’s fitness levels differ and I will discuss the importance of interval training and what that means to each individual regularly during class so that you can assess where you are and can adjust accordingly.