AOAWEBSDIT’S NOT JUST KIDS STUFF

Older adults are some of our most loyal YMCA members.

Here at the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, seniors have a chance to keep active and grow in spirit, mind and body. New friends and new opportunities add joy to life.

Physical activity is essential in maintaining a higher quality of life and independence among seniors. Regular exercise provides many practical benefits, including reducing the risk of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. Stronger muscles, better balance and coordination, and higher energy levels all work together to maintain or improve basic living skills.

Programs include group exercise classes, social events, low impact water exercise, community education and more!  Check our active older adults schedule for days and times.  For more information on our Active Older Adult programs and events, contact Casey Kolunie at 484.984.2026.

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT ACTIVITIES

Pickleball
Ping Pong
Chess
MahJong
Bible Study
Canasta
Knitting Club
Movie Nights
Book Club
SASSY (Senior Ambassadors of Social Services at the YMCA) Meetings

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The following icons will help you select the best class for you.  
B = Beginner
I = Intermediate
A = Advanced
P = Prenatal

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program (B I A P)

Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program is a water exercise program for people with arthritis.  Concentration is on range of movement, flexibility and joint strength.  All exercises are done in the shallow end of the pool.  Participants do not need to know how to swim.

 Chair Yoga (B I A)

This class is a series of seated poses designed to increase flexibility and strength.

Fit & Fifty (B I A)

This class consists of varied exercises including walking, stretching, light strength training, low impact aerobics and relaxation techniques.

Foam Roller (B I A)

This class will teach the proper use of foam roller stretching.

SilverSneakers Circuit (B I)

Combine fun with fitness to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.  Upper body utilizing hand-held weights, elastic tubing and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography.  A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

SilverSneakers Classic (B)

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.

SilverSneakers Splash (B I A P)

Activate your urge for variety!  Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning.  A SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.  Participants do not need to know how to swim.

Silver and Fit (B)

This class is for moderately active older adults who exercise in some way at least one to two days per week.  The class is designed to increase the flexibility, joint stability, dynamic balance, coordination, agility, reaction time, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.  Options for everyone!

Silver Strength (B I A)

This class is designed to increase overall strength and stability to help combat losses in bone, muscle and balance.  For ages 55 and older. Registration Required.

Stretch and Balance (B I A)

Exercises to challenge and improve functional balance of varying levels.  Equipment may be used depending on ability.  End your day with improved flexibility and balance while creating calm and relaxation.

Zumba Gold (B I A)

Modified movements and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.  Body sculpting techniques and specific Zumba moves fused into one calorie-burning, strength training class while using light weights to enhance rhythm.

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