Wellness for Older Adults

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.

  • Personal Consultation—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.
  • Fitness Assessment—meet with a Personal Trainer for 30 minutes to assess your current physical state. You can request a general fitness assessment or a fall-risk assessment.
  • 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.

Events 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.

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.