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 outing. We also plan monthly outings, field trips, sight seeing, and more! All levels welcome. Please contact Member Services for more information.

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!



Jennifer Morrison
Association Director of Group Exercise