Get Active, Stay Active, Live Active
Feel Your Best with Fitness Classes at the Y!
From yoga, to swimming, to Zumba and beyond, we offer a range of classes that are perfect for older adults. Our considerate instructors will help you get the most out of these activities, no matter your skill level. Come get active at the Y!
A zumba classAging Adults
Zumba GoldThe Zumba Gold program takes the Zumba® formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of active older participants. The Zumba Gold class is the perfect fit for anyone starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. It’s a dance-fitness class that’s friendly and fun!
Woman doing water aerobicsAdult
Water AerobicsCurious about aquatic exercise? Pools provide a highly beneficial, low-impact way to move your body, stay healthy, and even have some fun! Our aquatic classes include water aerobics and water exercises to help with arthritis. We also offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of swimming lessons to meet the needs of our diverse members.
A yoga classAdult
Yoga StretchCenter yourself with this relaxing yoga class. Using traditional and modified yoga poses and restorative breathing techniques, participants will cultivate flexibility, range of movement, balance, stability, and mental clarity. We use chairs for support, and all poses can be modified to accommodate your needs.
Renew Active and One Pass Fitness Programs
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago participates in the Renew Active by UnitedHealthcare and One Pass fitness programs across our association.
These programs offer no-cost access to all YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago locations for select Medicare and Medicaid plan holders.
Each of our locations is equipped with information to help members of our community navigate eligibility for and benefits of these programs. Medicare and Medicaid plan holders can also contact their insurance providers to confirm eligibility. Stop by your local Y to learn more!
Meeting A Wide Variety of Interests & Abilities
Our fitness professionals can help you navigate our centers, select appropriate fitness classes, or offer personal training, with specialization on aging adults!
- Super Senior Aerobics
- Strength & Conditioning
- Gentle Pilates
- Aqua Aerobics