Lots to Offer for Older Active Adults at the Y

The Greater Wichita YMCA is committed to the good health, fitness, and wellness of everyone in our community - especially our aging neighbors. As the average life expectancy lengthens there are more years for us to look forward to. Engaging with good health, exercise, and fitness practices earlier in life is important, but you're never "too old" to start exercising and pursuing a healthier lifestyle that can help prevent, manage, and treat diseases and ailments.
 
We have dozens of classes - in studios and pools - for members 50+. The classes support good form, range of motion, and flexibility with lower impact, lower intensity movements. 

ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE

This class is a moderate exercise program for ambulatory people with arthritis which may sustain or improve muscular and joint mobility.

Boomer Body Blitz

Slim and trim your body using a variety of equipment for
resistance training of both upper and lower body. No cardio involved.

Boomer Bootcamp

Bootcamp classes are a great way to get a FREE full-body
workout with the help of a certified instructor. These circuit-based classes target results.

Boomer Cardio Craze

A high-energy class that starts with simple moves and builds into multiple combinations. Come catch the craze!

Boomer Cycle

A 45-minute class on stationary bikes; perfect for all fitness levels, recreational cyclists or serious racers.

Boomer Muscle Pump

Work every major muscle group with weighted bar and weighted plates, motivating music and excellent instructors!

Boomer Water Works

A shallow water workout for every part of your body. Cardiovascular work, sculpting and stretching make this a terrific workout without stress to the joints!

Boomer Water Walk

Enjoy being coached through strength exercises as you walk through the resistance of the mild current in our lazy river.

The Greater Wichita YMCA partners with SilverSneakers® to provide signature group exercise classes and activities to our members. Muscle/strength and range of motion-based options include:

SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC

Move through a variety of daily living exercises using a chair for seated or standing support. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance.

SILVERSNEAKERS® CIRCUIT

This standing circuit workout alternates strength work with low-impact aerobics. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

SILVERSNEAKERS® SPLASH

This class offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.

SILVERSNEAKERS® YOGA

Enjoy a series of seated and standing yoga poses with chair support. Designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.