GET FIT AT ANY AGE AT THE Y!

Staying active is even more important as we age - enjoy getting fit and having fun by trying out one of the many offerings from the Y. From community-building activities like luncheons and group outings to fitness activities like chair tap, tai chi and more, YMCA of Greensboro has a variety of offerings specifically created for active older adults.

 

SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers and Silver & Fit are programs that provide you with free access to all YMCA of Greensboro locations, including those in Rockingham County. They also provide member rates on programs within the YMCA of Greensboro. Weights, treadmills, pools and other amenities are included. We also offer group exercise classes for all abilities led by our certified instructors. To see if you qualify for SilverSneakers or Silver & Fit, please contact your health insurance company.  

SilverSneakers is more than access to the Y.  SilverSneakers is a type of group exercise class we offer. You do not need to be a certain age or have a SilverSneaker membership to participate in class, just show up and begin your wellness journey.

Other Branch-Specific Offerings for Active Older Adults

Bryan Family YMCA

Tai Chi

Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.

Taught by Eric Reiss. Offered Monday & Wednesday at 11am in Room 1, OR Wednesday at 7pm in Room 1, $25 for members and $40 for non-members per month.

 

Hayes-Taylor YMCA

Golden Jewels

This group of seniors called “Golden Jewels” meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11am beginning in September to hear speakers discuss community issues, plan social events for other active older adults, take trips, conduct community service projects and much more.

 

Ragsdale YMCA

Tai Chi

Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.

Taught by Eric Reiss. Offered Monday & Wednesday at 9am, cost is $30 per month for members and $60 per month for potential members.

 

Reidsville YMCA

AOA (Active Older Adults) Luncheons

The 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless there’s a holiday, schedule conflict, etc),12-1pm

Anyone is welcome to come – Pre-register with a $1-$5 donation at the front desk! The deadline is usually the Friday before so we can get a head count. Lunch is provided; prepared by one of our staff members. Members can bring their favorite sides or desserts etc.

 

Stoney Creek YMCA

Some group exercises that are tailored specifically for individuals as they age include:

SilverSneakers Classic

Offered Mondays and Wednesdays 1-2pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30am & 9:30-10:30am; and Fridays 9:30-10:30am; Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement, for enhanced daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography.

Step

Offered Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-10am; Structured movement using a step with adjustable risers offers a workout to get the heart pumping and make muscles stronger.

Stretch and Balance

Offered Fridays at 9am; This class helps keep your joints flexible, prevents stiffness and helps to reduce your risk of falling and becoming injured.