FACILITY NOTICE: The Longmont Y pool is closed for maintenance. Wading pool and sauna still open. The Arapahoe Y pool will be closed Nov 10-19 for bubble installation.


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® Fitness Program

An innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health.

  • Check with your healthcare provider to see if you are eligible for the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. 
  • Please advise the YMCA Membership Desk if you are eligible for the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program.
  • Customized SilverSneakers® classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.
  • Health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
  • SilverSneakers® members can enjoy any YMCA class or program, and non SilverSneakers® members are welcome to join us for SilverSneakers® classes. 

Class Schedule

SilverSneakers classes are available to all Y members.

SilverSneakers BOOM

BOOM was developed by leading fitness experts to improve strength, flexibility and endurance in convenient 30-minute workouts. These classes will challenge you, but don’t worry — one-handed pushups aren’t required.

SliverSneakers 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

If you are ready to take up a new challenge, come try Cardio Fit! Similar to the other SilverSneakers® classes where you use handheld weights or elastic tubing, this energizing class helps you increase strength and cardio! The SilverSneakers® chair will be available to give you an option for support as you strengthen your body and learn how to even do strength exercise on the floor.

SilverSneakers Classic

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. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSneakers 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. 

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 a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.

SilverSneakers Yoga

Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit Members:

We want you to experience all the YMCA of Northern Colorado has to offer and reap the benefits of your SilverSneakers or Silver&Fit membership. Swim, walk, take classes, try yoga, play ping pong, join a club and work with a trainer.

Get 11 scans in a month, and your name will be entered to win prizes such as movie passes and local restaurant gift cards!

EVERY ACTIVITY COUNTS: You can scan your Y membership card for every activity you take part in — even if it’s multiple times a day. For example, if you take a Fit After 50 class and then swim, that’s two scans for that day.

MORE THAN FITNESS: Scan your card for non-fitness organized activities, like club meetings and events.

BEYOND “SILVER” CLASSES: As a SilverSneakers or Silver&Fit member, you are not limited to trademarked SilverSneakers classes. Try Zumba Gold, Moving For Better Balance, water fitness classes and more.

Other Classes Active Older Adults May Enjoy


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


This class focuses on flexibility, incorporating gentle yoga, and emphasizes strength and balance. Strength training equipment includes free weights and resistance balls.


Gentle strengthening, balance, flexibility and relaxation.


Moving for Better Balance is a fall prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults improve their balance, mobility and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. Taught by a YMCA Certified Instructor, you will learn low impact postures and movements along with stretching and breathing exercises.


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


Join us for a fun and friendly senior indoor cycling class. The benefits of cycling are immense! Cycling generates stronger heart and lung capacity and lessens the chance of incurring coronary artery disease. It also builds muscle in the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings and calf muscles, and that muscle strength radiates out and affects neighboring tendons, ligaments and bones. Cycling can even improve balance and coordination and reduce blood pressure. All this while going at your own pace! Must be comfortable getting on and off a stationary bike.


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. Check here for more details.


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.


Breathing, movement, strength, flexibility and balance. Some familiarity of yoga postures are needed for this class.


ZUMBA® Gold is a less intense version of the original Zumba class with dance routines designed for beginners and older adults.

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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303-443-4474 ext. 3800
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