Older Adult Health & Wellness - Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

Older Adult Health & Wellness

It’s never too late to feel great! Our Active Older Adult program is for men and women over the age of 50. We strive to offer a comprehensive and integrated program that encourages members to grow in the areas of physical, emotional, social, vocational, intellectual and spiritual well-being.

Exercise classes, health education and social programs have been shown to help older adults maintain good health, reduce their health care costs and lead an active, independent lifestyle.

At the Y, our adult exercise classes promote fitness and well-being while fostering friendship.

Active Older Adult Classes (class schedules listed under schedules by branch)


Silver Sneakers

Aqua Exercise

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program


Easy Chair Yoga - Come explore the healing benefits of yoga while using a chair as a supportive prop. Members will practice gentle movements and breathing techniques, increase flexibility and strength and improve balance. This class is perfect for those who would love to try yoga, but prefer to not be on the floor.
Yoga - Practice basic yoga movements and breath work while developing your mind-body connection. We offer a variety of levels, including beginner, Silver (older adults), intermediate and power (advanced).
Posture Perfect - This class is designed to produce good posture, including stretching, strengthening and balance. It focuses on simple exercises that strengthen bones, improve posture and provide relief from pain associated with osteoporosis, osteopenia
and arthritis.
Strong Bones - This strength training class designed for those at risk of osteopenia or osteoporosis, includes full body exercises that encourage bone health while focusing on proper form.
Fit N Fun - This low-impact cardio class works every muscle in the body and provides a safe, fun, uplifting workout.
Zumba Gold - Designed for active older adults, this lively dance-fitness class is both invigorating and easy-to-follow. Bring your friends and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fitness.
Tai Chi - Tai chi is a great way to improve balance, prevent falls and relieve pain associated with arthritis. This gentle exercise, often referred to as “meditation in motion,” focuses on a series of slow, guided movements. Participants see a range of benefits including increased balance, flexibility and mobility.

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