SilverSneakers Fitness Program


SilverSneakers® is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.

Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakers®. Health plans around the country offer this program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. SilverSneakers® provides a fitness center membership to the Sandusky County YMCA.

Become a Silver Sneakers® Member today!


These great benefits include:

  • access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, and other available amenities
  • customized SilverSneakers® classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
  • a complete Wellness Orientation with our fitness staff to our fitness center and free-weight center, as well as an introduction to our many SilverSneakers® classes.
  • member-only access to online support that can help you lose weight, quit smoking or reduce your stress

 

SilverSneakers group exercise classes offer you the best opportunity to stay on track toward your health and fitness goals. Our signature classes are designed specifically for older adults and taught by specially trained, certified instructors. You are sure to find a class that suits your need and abilities.

 

To see if you are eligible for the program, CLICK HERE.


SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASS OFFERINGS


ARTHRITIS

Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of our warm water pool and improve your social an d physical wellness.  The YMCA of the USA and the American Arthritis Foundation joined together to create this low impact water recreational exercise program for people with arthritis.  It is not necessary to know how to swim.

CARDIO®
Get Up & Go with an aerobic class that's safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints.  The workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.
*Note: Participants MUST be able to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes in order to meet the prerequisite for this class.

CARDIO DRUMS
"I don't wanna work-- just want to bang on the drums all day!"  Using a Fitball elevated on a bucket and an actual 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!  It's fat burning FUN!  No rhythm required.  Just a willingness to let your inner rock star out!

EASY DOES IT - FOR ADULTS
For adults, in addition to the structured lessons, we also offer pool time set aside for you to come "do it yourself".  This self-instructed class is also a time for you to come build lasting friendships and socialize while working in the water.  It's designed for seniors, those recovering from surgery, and those seeking self-led water exercises to improve range of motion and strength without impact on the joints.  Come enjoy the benefits of water-walking, aqua-jogging or just making new friends.  Space is available in the deep end.  Join the afternoon crowd for an informal water volleyball game in the shallow end!

CLASSIC®
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 weight, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance.  A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SPLASH®
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety!  SilverSplash® 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.

SWIMNASTICS
Make friends and meet new people!  Swimnastics is a basic level water exercise class that uses the natural buoyancy and resistance of water and equipment to work toward improving participant flexibility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance.

YOGA®
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.

 

 

For more information about any of the above programs, please refer to our current program flyer or call the Y for meeting days/times as well as program costs.


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