YMCA of Sandusky County
Active Older Adults
A supportive community is a big part of a healthy mind and body.
At the Y, we offer a variety of exercise classes for seniors, allowing groups to socialize and stay active. Exercising in groups can help you make some new friends and have fun while leading to a more fit and healthy lifestyle for years to come.
From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength-training to indoor cycling, water aerobics, and yoga, you’ll find a group exercise class for seniors and active older adults that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving.
Active Adult Exercise
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance: and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Routines are adaptable to whether you are seated or standing.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30 – 10:15am
Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, head to toe stretching, and complete relaxation in a comfortable position.
*Note: Participants MUST be able to stand for a minimum of 45 minutes in order to meet the prerequisite for this class.
Monday 10:30 – 11:15am
Wednesday 10:30 – 11:15am
Yoga® will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Tuesday 10:45 – 11:30am
Thursday 10:45 – 11:30am
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! Splash® offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance, and coordination. Taught by Certified Silver Sneakers Instructors. PLEASE, No youth guests at this time.
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am – 10:15am
Motions & Movements®
Get up and dance! Make cardio exercise enjoyable with this class as you learn line dance style choreography.
Friday 10:30 – 11:15am
Come join our group pick-up games or enjoy one-on-one lessons! The USA Pickleball Association explains pickleball as a sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. No need to bring any equipment.
Using a Fitball elevated on a bucket and a pair of drumsticks, lay down your own beat while bustin’ a move to some powerful music. It’s a great full body workout that can be low or high impact! No rhythm required. just a willingness to let your inner rock star out!
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 – 10:00am
Y Walking Club
This special program is available for non-members who just want to use our 9-lap mile indoor track. Walk in clean, dry shoes anytime the Y is open! Now you can drop-in and walk our track before 1pm weekdays for only $1! After 1pm, a day pass must be purchased.
**Remember to keep track of your miles! Receive your Exclusive Walking Club shirt FREE when you reach 100, 500, & 1000 miles!**
Member Fee: Free to Y Members
Non-Member Fee: $1 before 1pm Weekdays only; Day pass must be purchased after 1pm; $15 unlimited Month Pass; $200 Unlimited Year Pass