If you are looking to stay fit and healthy long past retirement, work out with the YMCA!
The YMCA offers many different class formats for the member that is 50+. Specific classes designed with this age group in mind include:
+ - Active Older Adults (A.O.A.)
YMCA Active Older Adults (AOA) is a low impact cardio and strength class that works on all components of fitness. In addition, AOA meet the last Friday of very month for a pot-luck luncheon or a lunch outting. We also plan monthly outings, field trips, sight seeing, and more! All levels welcome. Please contact the Welcome Center for more information.
+ - SilverSneakers®
SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for mature adults across the country. One of the largest senior-focused exercise program in the United States, this partnership between HCD and HMOs allows Medicare-eligible members of these health plans to participate in YMCA programs at no additional cost.
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events.
Check out the great benefits of the SilverSneakers program at Waxahachie Family YMCA:
• access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment and other available amenities
• customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
• a specially trained Senior Advisor at the YMCA to introduce you to SilverSneakers and help you get started
• And so much more!
*Information gathered from the SilverSneakers webiste.
To find out if your health plan offers this award-winning program and to see if you are eligible to enroll, please visit the SilverSneakers website.
+ - High Steppers
The YMCA High Steppers are a unique group of Seniors that meet on Tuesday mornings at the YMCA to rehearse dance routines and exercise.
In 1987, the Waxahachie YMCA offered a program for retired persons 62 years or older. This was a morning chair exercise class. Many senior citizens benefited from this free program. They began setting the exercises to music, and practiced about 3 times a week, and that is how the Y's High-Steppers were formed.
They began entertaining at rest homes and after that , there has been great demand for their presence to appear in many retirement and rest homes, schools, churches, Dallas Art District, Gingerbread Trail, Dallas Republican Club, and the Historical Pageant of Palmer, Texas. They have been in many cities and counties, North, South, East, and as far as the Panhandle to the West.
At presents the ages range from 65-91. All levels welcome!