Our programs accommodate a wide variety of interests and functional abilities of seniors, and are designed to keep them active, stay healthy, and socially connected.

Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being. One member sums up her favorite class this way: “This is a great program, I’ve learned so much about how to eat healthier and I love the classes. I’m here 3 – 4 times a week now to work out and I love the new me!”

 

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Silver Sneakers | Seniors | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Take advantage of muscular strength exercise and range movement.

Move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and skills required during activities for daily living. Hand held weights, resistance bands and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and standing support, stretching and relaxation.

 

Silver Sneakers | Seniors | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Take advantage of muscular strength exercise and range movement.

Move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and skills required during activities for daily living. Hand held weights, resistance bands and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and standing support, stretching and relaxation.

 

SilverSneakers Circuit | Seniors | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.

Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

 

SilverSneakers Classic | Seniors | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

A Classic Workout for Active Older Adults

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

 

Water Fitness And Exercise | Zumba | Adults | Seniors | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Splash offers fun!

Shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.

 

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Yoga | Seniors | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

SilverSneakers Yoga 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 seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

 

55+ Alive | Seniors | Programs & Activities | Fitness | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Low Impact Fitness for the Active Older Adult

Low impact aerobics designed for the active older adult with emphasis on improving balance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.

Water Fitness And Exercise | Zumba | Adults | Seniors | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Low Impact, High Energy Water Workout!

Perfect for those who are looking to make a splash be adding low impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and will help you tone your muscles.

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Jump Start Circuit II Program | Seniors | Fitness | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Jump Start Your Day!

This is an advanced, extremely intense class, for those who want a more aggressive workout. A natural progression from the original JUMP START…and very popular!

 

Yoga | Seniors | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Strengthen Your Core Muscle Groups with Yoga

Yoga classes are ideal for those wishing to improve flexibility, balance, and tone while strengthening core muscle groups. These no impact, low intensity workouts include stretching and core muscle training exercises. Perfect for any age or fitness level.

 

Zumba | Adults | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Zumba is a high energy fusion of Latin dance and hip hop rhythm.

This dance-based cardio workout is fun for all fitness levels and no previous experience is required.