ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

The YMCA of Northern Colorado offers a wide variety of exercise programs for active older adults. Our exercise programs are appropriate for adults 50+, those returning to exercise and those who are new to exercise. Offerings include the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program as well as popular classes for older adults such as Moving for Better Balance and Fit After 50.

SilverSneakers Drop-in Classes

You do not have to be a SilverSneakers member to attend this classes.

Class Schedule

SilverSneakers Cardio Circuit

Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

SilverSneakers Cardio Fit

Get up and go with an aerobics class that’s safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow, low-impact movement and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.

SilverSneakers Classic

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 Splash 

Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and kickboards and other aquatic equipment are used to improve strength, balance and coordination.

SilverSneakers Yoga

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.

Scan Your Card 11 Times a Month for a Chance to Win

We want you to experience all the YMCA of Northern Colorado has to offer and reap the benefits of your membership. Swim, walk, take classes, try yoga, play ping pong, join a club and work with a trainer. You can scan your Y membership card for every activity you take part in — even if it’s multiple times a day. Get 11 scans in a month, and your name will be entered to win prizes such as movie passes and local restaurant gift cards!

Other Drop-in Classes Active Older Adults May Enjoy

Class Schedule

Better Balance

The Better Balance class is a research-based model endorsed by the Center for Disease Control, teaching older adults balance skills and good body alignment by using coordinated and flowing movements. You will feel stronger, have better balance, enjoy greater flexibility and feel more confident after completing this Tai Chi-inspired program.

Chair Stretching

Designed for seniors and older adults, this class is a popular class that leads you through a complete series of seated and standing stretches. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of movements designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation help promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Cycling - Senior

Join us for a fun and friendly senior indoor cycling class. The benefits of cycling are immense: generate stronger heart and lung capacity; lessen the chance of incurring coronary artery disease; build up legs; improve balance and coordination and blood pressure. All this while going at your own pace!

Fit After 50

Flexibility by incorporating gentle yoga is the main focus with an emphasis on strength and balance. Strength training equipment includes free weights and resistance balls.

Pilates & Yoga Fusion

Fused elements of Pilates and yoga for a balanced strength and flexibility workout.

Pilates Reformer - Senior

Many older adults find that their balance, flexibility and endurance have diminished over time. A regular Pilates practice can help these issues, and many older adults are amazed at the improvement in core strength and endurance they experience after just a few classes. Plus, this is a great class to meet new friends. Learn more on page 15.

Senior Fundamentals

A great way to get started for beginning exercisers, or the place to stay if you prefer a smaller classroom setting. A chair is provided for seated and/or standing support.

Senior Stretch

Learn to support your joints and increase flexibility in a class focused on stretching. Get a great stretch for all the major muscle groups and learn techniques that focus on flexibility, postural corrections and alignment. 

Water Exercise

Excellent for strength training and increasing endurance without the impact of land. Ability to swim is not necessary. Each pool’s fitness class times are unique from each other so please try them all to see which one fits your schedule and ability. See page 16 for details.

Yoga - Beginner

Foundational postures in standing and sitting positions, beginner’s back bends and inversions, breathing and relaxation.

Yoga - Flow

Wake up with gentle postures to warm your body and work into a more vigorous practice, intention setting and relaxation. Join us for a peaceful and grounded start to your day.

Yoga - Gentle

Gentle strengthening, balance, flexibility and relaxation.

Yoga - Sculpt

This class integrates yoga postures while using hand weights during the class.

Zumba® Gold

Designed for the active older adult, the true beginner and/or people who are not used to exercising. The main difference from regular Zumba® is this class is done at a lower intensity.

Join Our Team

We all need purpose and connection — even in retirement or as we transition into retirement. Find meaning, purpose and satisfaction while contributing to your community and the Y cause. The Y has part-time and full-time opportunities in a variety of areas, including summer camp and after-school programs, membership, aquatics, sports and wellness. Flexible scheduling options, a fun community and free or reduced Y memberships make the Y an ideal employer for older adults.

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