The YMCA offers Older Adult programming within the Keys to Aging Well: Physical Activity, Connecting with Others, Mental Fitness, and Fall Prevention.
The Y offers a wide variety of land and water exercises class to meet the needs of all members with seated and/or standing classes at all location. We also offer a number of sports to help people to Age Well and stay young at heart.
The YMCA offers low-impact exercise for all fitness levels. These classes include Gentle Strength, Gentle Cardio, Gentle Yoga, Zumba Gold and more. To search by branch and to learn more, click here. If you are looking for additional options that better match your fitness level, click here to view all of free group exercise classes.
Many Y branches offer pickleball and other adult sport programming. To search by branch and to learn more, click here.
Use our heated, indoor pools for group exercise classes in the water, which are much easier on your joints and muscles. Visit our Schedules page to search by location and find the water fitness classes near you.
Due to space limitation due to COVID-19 restrictions, All group exercise classes and pool use require reservations. Non class programs, like social activities, are offered under the name Active Adult.
The Y offers a variety of on-demand and live stream options.
- Classes taught by YMCA of Greater Richmond instructors
- Classes live-streamed from YMCAs across Richmond. Visit our Schedules page and look for classes with “Livestream” in the title.
- At-home Zumba through Zumba ZIN Studio. Register on our Schedules page.
CONNECTING WITH OTHERS
On-site Active Adult programming is available at several YMCA branches. Programs include luncheons, movies, games, crafts and more. Visit our Schedules page and select your location and category Active Adult.
Weekly Zoom Events
Each Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Y hosts a Y Energizer Zoom call. The weekly 30-minute call includes an interactive icebreaker, a fun activity and resources. The activity for week 1 is fitness, week 2 games, week 3 mental fitness, week 4 bingo with prizes, and week 5 a guest presenter!
Click here each Wednesday at 2 p.m. to attend.
We continue to communicate with our members ages 65 and older who have not recently scanned or come into the branch. If you or a loved one are a YMCA member aged 65 and older, sign up for these calls by emailing Faithea Foster and leaving the name and phone number of the YMCA member.
1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
Physical activity can go a long way toward fall prevention. Consider activities such as walking, water workouts or tai chi. Such activities reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.
Visit our Schedules page for details about classes.View Schedules Online