FITNESS

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

Active Older Adults

Maintain health and functional ability with programs designed especially for the needs of older adults.

 

The Y has fitness classes specifically designed for older adults. They give participants an opportunity to stay physically active or in some cases, to overcome their fear of exercise and begin being physically active.

 

Y Active Older Adult Fitness programs accommodate a wide variety of interests and functional abilities of older adults. Active Older Adults classes include, Strength and Conditioning, Yoga, Swimming, Aqua Aerobics and Silver Sneakers.

 

Active Older Adults can also take part in our SECOND TIME AROUND program.

Yoga

 

This class provides a combination of healthy alignment and the freedom to play within familiar and new poses. From beginners to the most advanced, this class hopes to broaden the range of capabilities of each person through the instruction of alignment and breath. This physical practice is offered with some yoga philosophy, music, and perhaps some humor.  (Bring your own mat)

 

Bone Builders

 

This class is designed to improve balance, increase muscle strength and bone density, and help fight osteoporosis through the use of lightweight bearing exercises. Students will participate at their own pace.

 

SilverSneakers®

 

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 used for seated and/or standing support.

 

Super Seniors

 

Increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance in this Super Seniors standing circuit workout (chair option is available). Fitness and fun come together as you alternate non-impact aerobic choreography with upper-body strengthening exercises using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

 

Zumba Gold®

 

Perfect For: Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. How It Works: The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.

 

Zumba®Tone

 

Zumba® Toning combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness party. Using Zumba® toning sticks or light weight dumbbells, you’ll work every muscle group while you groove.

 

Tai Chi

 

Our Yang Style Tai Chi Class is a gentle yet aerobic style of exercise that is focused on nourishing the body for longevity. Warm up Tai Chi exercises (Qigong) will focus on relaxation and breathing while taking the body though therapeutic movements. Each movement has a very specific health benefit.

 

PiYo®

 

PiYo is a fusion workout based on the principles of Yoga and Pilates. It is a low impact, yet high energy workout that will improve your balance, strength and flexibility as well as burn calories, promote weight loss and visibly improve muscle tone with regular practice. PiYo is a wonderfully dynamic and endlessly variable workout that is suitable for all fitness levels.  (Bring your own mat)

 

 

Contact Us for more information

 

Click here for calendar of current fitness classes.

Midtown Location (Main)


Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211

        

Southside Location


Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788

        

Mat-Su Location


The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE