Wellness for Older Adults

Newsletters: Classes and activities

Field trips, social activities, special events and interest-based clubs—the Y offers a variety of fun for older adults. Get details on what your local Y offers with location-specific newsletters and schedules.

Upcoming Events

See what programs are currently scheduled and sign up online.

Group Exercise classes

These classes are designed specifically for older adults—and they are free for Y members. There’s no need to register ahead of time—join classes at any time.

Small Group Training classes

Sign up to work out with four to eight other participants and a Personal Trainer in a specialty class—these are not included with Y membership and require an additional fee. Classes run on a seven-week schedule and vary by location:

More options to get active and stay healthy

Whether you’re looking for individualized attention or are interested in group coaching, Personal Training programs include a variety of options to meet your needs and support your path to a healthy lifestyle.

Y membership includes free meetings with fitness professionals to help you feel more comfortable at the YMCA.

  • Fitness Solution—meet with a Personal Trainer for an hour to discuss your fitness, nutrition and wellness goals, and learn more about the Y services that will help you meet these goals.
  • Orientation—join a group of fellow older adults for an introductory session on how to make the most of your Y experience. After orientation, expect to feel more confident and safe during workouts.

Do you qualify for free membership?

You might be eligible for free membership at the Y if your insurance includes the SilverSneakers® or Silver&Fit program. Participating insurance companies include:

  • Blue Cross and BlueShield of Minnesota
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • UCare

Stop by Member Services at your local Y to see if you qualify.