Active Older Adult Fitness
Just because we get older doesn’t mean we have to stop exercising…and it’s never too late to get moving. Exercise has been proven to promote mental agility in addition to longevity and good health. YMCA Buffalo Niagara offers a number of fitness and aquatic programs, field trips, and special events designed for the older adult. Below is a sample of our programming for active older adult members.
- Zumba® Gold
- Chair Tai Chi
Fitness Programs Offered at the YMCA
The YMCA Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to daily behaviors; forming sustainable healthy habits. Rather than advocate for specific or restrictive short-term solutions, this program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes. Participants in this 12-week group-based program will discuss weekly topics such as balanced eating, physical activity, goal setting, positive psychology, and behavior change sustainability to self-design action plans and achieve weight loss goals.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body.
Monday: 10:10am - 10:50am Thursday: 10:20am - 11:00am Women, let us help you build confidence while building muscle! Strength training is a must for women and our small group "Women on Weights" training program is a great way to learn and apply safe and effective weight training techniques. A minimum of four participants are required to run the class.
A high intensity workout that develops muscular strength, burns fat, and increases cardiovascular fitness. This format alternates aerobic activity on the step or floor with strength training for the upper body and lower body.