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Ageless Living

There's no age limit on good health and it's never too late to cultivate a healthier lifestyle. The Y is here to help you in your pursuit of ageless living. We have something for all ages and levels!

Individuals living with chronic conditions such as arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Multiple Sclerosis can work with ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine certified) trainers or may participate in a variety of YMCA water/land group exercise and fitness programs. Contact your Fitness Director for program options.

What would the Y be without water? Water exercise, adult swim lessons (it’s NEVER too late) and adapted exercise for those with disabilities or in rehabilitation are some of the water-based activities you’ll find at the Y where we believe if you can do it on land, you can do some version of it in the water!

Downtown, East, and West YMCAs

EnhanceFitness is a proven senior fitness and arthritis management program that improves your endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. It reduces arthritis symptoms with safe, low impact exercises led by certified instructors in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes fun, laughter, friendship and smiles. This 16 week program includes pre and post fitness assessments to measure progress, aerobic activity to safely increase heart rate, strengthening exercises using soft ankle and wrist weights, and opportunities to socialize and build friendships.

  • A certified instructor with special training to bring out their physical best
  • A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
  • A 20-minute aerobics workout that gets participants moving, or a walking workout to lively music
  • A 5-minute cool-down
  • A 20-minute strength training workout with soft ankle or wrist weights
  • A 10-minute stretching workout to keep muscles flexible
  • Multiple balance exercises
  • Lots of opportunities to socialize and make new friends

 

“Participating in EnhanceFitness has improved my golf game! SilverSneakers yoga improved my flexibility but now I am stronger and play better.” – West Y EnhanceFitness participant

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Contact YMCA Intake Coordinator for more information or to get started

316-219-9622 ext 5566 | Email


  • West YMCA: October 31 – February 17 (pre-testing Oct. 24, 26, 28)
    Class Schedule: Mon, Wed, and Fri at 1:30-2:30p
    Instructor: Frances

Cost: Members $60 (first session FREE) | Non-members $140 (pay in full, or bank draft over 4 months) Eligible for Income Based Financial Assistance (IBFA)

The Y offers specialized classes customized for active older adults. Whether you're looking to start exercising, need support during rehabilitation, or want to stay fit, we're here for you. Classes include yoga, water aerobics, balance & more.

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NEW Boomer Classes!
Feel better with our NEW Boomer Classes at the Y! Exercises designed for members who are 50+ that focus on low impact and lower intensity that support good form and are a great workout.

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The Y partners with SilverSneakers to offer signature group exercise classes designed for older adults and led by trained instructors.

  • Muscular Strength & Range of Motion
  • Cardio Circuit
  • Silver Splash
  • Yoga Stretch
     

In 2015, 84 percent of SilverSneakers members complete moderate to vigorous aerobic activity three or more times per week, and 94 percent state that they are in good or excellent health while 90 percent report more energy to accomplish daily activities.

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When you share your time with the Y, you’re helping to change lives for the better. Plus, building relationships, staying active and continuing to develop new skills are important elements to ageless living. Consider working as a volunteer with the YMCA.

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