Active Older Adults


The Y has many opportunities for active older adults to enrich their lives, and improve their health & well-being.

Social health is as important as physical health, and each can improve by involving yourself with any of our many programs. A variety of fitness classes are offered for all ages and abilities. From Low Impact Classes to High Intensity Interval Training. To see what might work for you please visit our Group Fitness page and view all of our class descriptions.

Low Impact Classes

Be Active: Promotes just that: being active!  This class engages your whole body using different exercise tools (e.g., balls, bands, and weights).  We move from chair to standing and all of the moves can be modified to fit your needs.  Classes incorporate basic cardio, strength training, balance/coordination exercises, and stretching for overall health and wellness.  All fitness levels welcome, but perfect for beginner/moderate.

Cardio & Strength Water Aerobics: A challenging low impact class to improve strength, balance, and endurance. This class incorporates pool noodles, water bells, and splash boards and takes place in the Rec Pool.

Chair Yoga: A gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated or with the aid of a chair. Chair yoga classes are great for those with physical disabilities, older adults, or those completely new to yoga looking for a soothing practice.

Cardio Gold: This cardio class is full of floor work at a slower pace with less impact (think: modified jumping jacks, alternating knees, tap backs, etc.)  It’s a fun workout that is sure to get your heartrate up while being kinder to your joints. Playlists typically include hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s!    

Water Aerobics: A challenging low impact class to improve strength, balance, and endurance. Water Aerobics is a low impact aerobics group exercise class that takes place in the Rec Pool.

Renew Active

The Renew Active Program provides is available at no additional cost with many UnitedHealthcare® Medicare plans. It provides eligible members access to our Superior Douglas County Family YMCA at no cost! For more information visit

Insurance Benefits

Silver Sneakers, Renew Active, Silver and Fit, and NIHCA are accepted at the Superior YMCA. To recieve benefits contact your insurance company for access code. Please bring access code to the YMCA to sign up for insurance benefits.