Socializing and volunteering have positive effects on the health of older adults, and exercise has proven to promote mental agility in addition to longevity and good health. Active Older Adults is a phrase we use to identify programs with an activity level appropriate for individual with special physical considerations. Everyone is welcome to take part in these classes. 

We offer fitness programs for older adults such as group exercise, tai chi, yoga, aquatic classes, and social events and activities. We know that older adults are seeking more than physical benefits when they exercise. They also want a sense of community and to strengthen social ties. The Y has several activities to encourage older adults to take action and get involved. Make new friends at the Y as a volunteer or attend one of our social events or Group Trips. 

 

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga moves the whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi combines agile steps, joint safe exercise, and mental strength to improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation. This class is for all fitness levels. Approved by the Arthritis Foundation.

Zumba Gold

Same great music and moves, but a little slower pace and more time teaching the steps. This class is perfect for beginners and older adults!

 

WATER FITNESS

Aqua Power

Walking, running, jumping, and a variety of aerobic movements are combined to create a fluid workout that increases endurance and builds strength. Exercises can be performed with or without the step. The class is conducted entirely in shallow water and utilizes a variety of equipment for conditioning.

Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba uses the same Latin moves and music but we use the water as a tool for a great cardio and strength workout.

Arthritis Adult Swim

A water exercise program designed for people with arthritis or those individuals looking for a class that focuses on joint flexibility and strength. Water temperature is maintained at 86 degrees. No swimming skills are required.

H2O Fitness

A water fitness class that is designed to tone and improve muscle strength, flexibility, and balance through various Yoga, Pilates, and traditional aquacise movements.

INSURANCE BASED FITNESS PROGRAM

SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit, At Your Best & Optum Fitness Advantage (65+)

Please check with your insurance provider for insurance based supplemented membership benefits.

Active & Fit (18-64)

Please check with your insurance provider for insurance based supplemented membership benefits.

The Skagit Valley Family YMCA has partnered with several Medicare Supplement plans that may pay a portion, if not all, of your membership fees. Check your insurance plan for eligibility and details.