Active Older Adults

Keep Moving and Motivated with the Y!

Physical activity is essential in maintaining a higher quality of life and independence among seniors. From water exercise to stay fit to walking club, the Y offers programs for active older adults to get moving and stay healthy.  Regular exercise provides many practical benefits, including reducing the risk of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. Stronger muscles, better balance and coordination, and higher energy levels all work together to maintain or improve basic living skills.  Seniors can gain strength and flexibility, get active, and have fun by joining programs and classes at the Y.

Group Exercise
Health and Wellness programs at the Y focus on fitness, disease prevention, and healthy living to motivate you to reach your health goals.  Group Exercise classes like Chair Yoga, Stay Fit, and Zumba Gold are included in your Y membership.

Group Exercise Schedule


Water Exercise

Water exercise classes are a great way to build strength and endurance with low-impact aerobic movements in a fun environment. The Y offers classes for all levels from high energy Aqua Zumba to mindful Aquatic Zen. Take a look at some of the water exercise classes we are offering this summer.

Water Exercise Schedule


Virtual Studio Y
You can register for virtual live Zoom classes online. Simply login and make a reservation for the class you would like to participate in. The Zoom link will be delivered directly to your email upon registration. Please note that class registration opens 48 hours in advance and closes two hours before the class begins.

Virtual Group Class Schedule

We continue to update our YouTube page with new workouts and classes as part of our virtual Studio Y so members who choose to stay home can still participate in their favorite class.
Enhance Fitness

Enhance®Fitness is geared toward older adults of all fitness levels. If you have a chronic condition, such as arthritis, you may be able to gain more strength and independence. You will feel energized physically, mentally and socially- and be surrounded by people who care about your success. Enhance®Fitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Administration on Aging and the National Council on Aging.

Research has shown that among older adults who participate in EnhanceFitness, health costs were lowered by close to $1,000 and 9 out of 10 people stay with the program. In addition, 99 percent say they’d recommend the program to a friend.


Personal Training

Working with a personal trainer at the YMCA gives you the tools and accountability to get the most out of your workouts, motivates you to reach your goals, and turns your intentions into habits to help you grow stronger.

The YMCA of Metro North is proud to offer a variety of trainers that will help you attain your goals and exceed your expectations. Many of our personal trainers specialize in senior fitness and injury prevention.  Receive a full hour or half-hour of personal training that will leave you feeling great and energetic

Learn more about Personal Training at the Y.


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Not ready to come back into the Y yet? These videos and resources will help you stay active and healthy at home.

Stay Fit with Kay
Chair Yoga with Stacey
Enhance Strength and Stretching with Frank

View More Workout Videos

Online Resources for Seniors

Key COVID-19 resource from National Council on Aging

Massachusetts Medical Society resources for older adults and caregivers

Centers for Disease Control Older Adult Risk Reduction