Senior classes are fun and challenging sessions. These low-intensity exercise classes are specifically designed to improve overall health with a good workout.
Skill level: Basic Classes Available
Check the class schedule to find Senior fitness programs near you. Simply select the day you want and view the daily schedule for the branch.
A fun, work at your own pace, low-impact class. This cardio class is a lite exercise. Choreography is minimal to encourage proper body alignment and focus on perceived rate of exertion.
This class is a combination of strength training, basic low impact cardiovascular segments, balance and flexibility. Specifically designed for those prefer a great workout without the added impact to joints.
This seated aerobics class focuses on gentle, full body movement while increasing the heart rate in a mostly seated position. Simultaneous upper and lower body movements improves coordination as well as strengthens the core.
This low intensity workout combines cardio, strength and flexibility, all modified to a seated position. A perfect exercise class for seniors, those just starting an exercise routine, those with balance issues, those recovering from an injury or surgery or anyone who needs a very low intensity workout.
A total body workout using chairs to sit in as well as a piece of equipment to execute a variety of chair aerobics exercises. Dumbbells, bands, Pilates circles, Glides and playground balls are also used to promote upper and lower body strength as well as balance and posture.
This circuit training group exercise is perfect for older adults, especailly for those 55 and older. This cardio and strength training class will involve a series of exercises performed in rotation with minimal rest, often using different pieces of equipment. Taught at a level appropriate for Seniors, this challenging class will focus on elements important to those over 55 such as bone density loss, muscle strengthening and balance improvement. Improve your fitness without the choreography and coordination of the typical aerobic class!
What is gentle yoga? Gentle yoga focuses on the healing aspects of yoga, focusing on stretching, relaxing the body and calming the mind. Using props like blocks and straps, you will learn useful modifications to help you bridge between moving in flow and being stationary. Time is taken to get into the pose, and then held long enough to feel the alignment and strength of the pose. Breathing exercises will be taught and practiced throughout the class, providing you with stress-reduction techniques. Adaptations are offered for all body types, ages and limitations
This stretch class will teach you proper stretching and relaxation techniques to clear your mind and relax your muscles. Geared toward the senior population and beginner exercisers, this class focuses on increasing flexibility through a variety of postures and poses. In addition, balance exercises are added to allow for a functionally fit life. Although this is a balance class for beginners, please bring your own mat.
Tai Chi is an ancient martial art that combines breathing techniques, meditation and body movements performed in slow motion. It increases strength, calms the spirit, helps to achieve mental peace and relaxation. Check the schedule to find Tai Chi classes near you!
This strength training class uses varied equipment but does not require you to get down and up off the ground. Taught at a level appropriate for Seniors, this challenging class will focus on elements important to those over 55 such as bone density loss, muscle strengthening and balance improvement.
Yoga builds a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, taught at a level appropriate for Seniors, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance and increase strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Check out the schedule for Senior yoga classes near you!
Zumba® Gold class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® fitness choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance! Check the schedule for a Zumba® class nearby!
Y Senior Virtual Connect, a senior focused online learning program designed to help senior adults stay connected and learn new information and skills with a variety of topics sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. We'll cover topics on health, wellness, finance and technology with guest speakers and in an interactive Zoom setting with a Q&A environment. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91732779588