Active Older Adults
The YMCA has so many activities that are designed for Active Older Adults. From Arthritis Exercise to Pickleball to free use of the facility; there is always something to do! Make sure to check out our Senior Group Exercise Schedule for more information!
Come Play Pickleball! It’s a BIG Dill.
Pickleball is a sport in which two, three or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports such as badminton and the rules are similar to tennis (with few modifications). Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but quickly became popular among adults as a fun game for players of all levels.
Click here for the Pickleball Schedule.
Wednesdays and Fridays admittance to the Y is free to Union County Senior Citizens 60 years old and older. Non-Silver Sneaker Members, Non Union County Family YMCA members and those under the age of 60 years must pay a $5 per day pay to play fee at the front desk when signing in.
- Therapy Pool Classes
- Arthritis Exercise
Arthritis Foundation water workouts presented by a certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor. This recreational program includes exercises to improve the participant’s overall function and performance of daily task, mobility, gait, independence, flexibility, balance and coordination. Low intensity endurance such as walking is included to prevent chilling. Class meets in Therapy Pool.
Beach Ball Bump
A non instructor lead fun class where therapy pool participants pass a beach ball around. It resembles the game of volley ball. Just come and have some fun. Class meets Therapy Pool.
Get on Board/Arthritis
The same format as our other Arthritis classes with the added tool of a Silver Sneaker Kick Board, to give more toning to the class participants. Class meets in the Therapy Pool.
- YMCA Gymnasium Classes
- Indoor Quick Walking
This 20 minute class held in our basketball gym promises to give you 20 energetic, fun, fast paced minutes of walking to the beat of motivating music. This class is for every fitness level. Class meets in YMCA Gymnasium
This a sport in which two, three or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball similar to a whiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports such as badminton and the rules are similar to tennis (with few modifications). Game meets in YMCA Gymnasium
- Lap Pool Classes
- Aqua Zumba
Auqa Zumba is a fun energetic Latin style dance taught to motivational lively music in the shallow end of the Lap pool. You’ve never had so much fun in the pool before. Class meets in shallow end of Lap Pool.
Morning Fitness Shallow Water Fitness
Aerobic conditioning is what this class is all about. Both Cardio and toning done in the Shallow end of the Lap Pool. Class meets in deep end of Lap Pool.
- Studio #1 Classes
- Silver Sneakers Chair Yoga
Yoga style moves done to meditating music with the aid of a chair for balance and joint problems. Class meets in studio #1.
Focus is on the basics, learn breathing techniques and basic poses, with simple stretches to increase flexibility. Class meets in Studio #1.
This graceful form of exercise is a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. It involves a series of movements preformed is a slow, focused manner. The benefits of this class include: Reduced pain and stiffness, Uplifting of the sprit, Improved muscle strength and joint flexibility, helps improve balance. This class is brought to the YMCA by the Arthritis Foundation. Class meets in Studio #1.
- Studio #2 & Studio #4 Classes
Rhythm through the ages
Similar to our Zumba class this dance class is designed with the senior citizen and beginners in mind, it is modified with less intensity and impact, making it accessible for senior citizens and
Beginners. Studio #2
The nations leading exercise program for older adults. Silver Sneakers is a fun energetic class that takes place on land and focuses on strengthening and toning muscles and bones using hand weights and exercise bands. Class meets in Studio #2.