Active Older Adult

We believe in providing the support, guidance and resources needed for everyone to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body


The classes listed below are suggestions for New to Exercisers / Active Older Adults. View our Adult page for details on all the adult programs and classes we offer!


Ages: 18+ years old
Categories: Aquatics Programming, Group Exercise, Sports, & Group Interests

**The “Register Online” button only works during scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted. **Program schedules and fees are subject to change.


Calendar

FALL I
Runs September 2 – October 27, 2018
Registration is closed.

FALL II
Runs October 28 – December 22, 2018
Member Registration: October 13-25, 2018
Non-Member Registration: October 20-25, 2018


UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

  • AOA Fall Picnic (9/21)
  • Boo Bingo (10/29)
  • National Monopoly Day (11/19)
  • AOA Christmas Brunch (12/17)

View the Upcoming Events page for details about all Special Events.


SwimmerAQUATIC PROGRAMMING

Questions? Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x218 or
Karen Guise, Senior Program Director, at kguise@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x230

Schedules are available on the Aquatic Schedules page.

Private Swim Lessons
seven 30-minute lessons: Member $161  |  Non-Member $240

Private Swim Lesson Q & A

Private Swim Lesson Application (Electronic)

Private Swim Lesson Application (Printable)

We heard you… The Aquatics Center is proud to announce the implementation of a private swim lesson program. This program is for ages 3 and up.

Benefits of a private swim instructor include:

  •     Ability to focus better working one-on-one
  •     Individual guidance to perfect your stroke technique
  •     Convenience of scheduling with your own instructor.

Registration:
An application is required before registration. Please find the application at the Member Service Desk or the link above and return to the Aquatics Coordinator. After application is received you will be contacted by the Aquatic Department.


Water Fitness Classes

AQUA 1,2,3 SYSTEMS

A new class that specializes in progressions and regressions. This class is for everyone and three different levels of each move will be taught. You determine how easy or hard you want to work. We will work the entire body and use many different pieces of equipment.


AQUA ARTHRITIS

This warm water recreational exercise program is designed for people with impaired joint motion. The purpose is to reduce pain and stiffness and increase joint range of motion while having fun with basic resistance movements and water walking. Beginners welcome!


AQUA ATTACK

This is a true water course; your feet will rarely touch the bottom of the pool. Through the use of aqua jogging belts, hand buoys, and weights, you will strengthen your core as well as build endurance and strength in your extremities.


AQUA BOOT CAMP

Devoted to improving your all around ability in the water through the use of weights, aqua jogging belts, and fins; this endurance class will push you to your limits!


AQUA CIRCUIT

This tried and true program is a member favorite! By combining stationary & traveling circuits of cardio and strength moves using the resistance from the water, your endurance & balance will be challenged while having fun!


AQUA POWER

Through the use of equipment and body positions, resistance is added to create a shallow-water fitness program that targets muscular strength and endurance, range of motion and balance skills.


AQUA TONING

Sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast. Learn how to use light weights to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs.


AQUA ZUMBA

Known as the Zumba “pool party,” Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, along with shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often found during this class. Aqua Zumba blends a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.


AQUABATA

20 seconds of high intensity or concentrated moves with 10 seconds recovery. This is a fun and energetic class that will get your blood pumping.


BUOYS & BANDS

This class uses hand buoys and other equipment for upper body strength and cardio in the deep and shallow ends of the pool. Class finishes with resistance bands in the shallow end to concentrate on toning and sculpting the lower body.


CARDIO BURN & TONE

10 minute segments alternating between cardio and toning with every piece of equipment in the closet!


CARDIO INTERVALS

Using both deep and shallow ends of the pool, this class includes intervals of cardio moves that will get your heart pumping and then finishes with 15 minutes of ab work.


CORE CHALLENGE

By combining cardio exercises and suspended positions, this class uses a variety of moves and equipment to strengthen your core while also challenging your balance and agility.


FLEXIOUS FLOW

A new class that is designed to make easy transitions for your body. We will focus on the mobility matrix of your joints to help you improve your daily function all while having fun to great music.


HIIT CIRCUIT

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) cycles include 20-30 seconds of hard intensity with 10 second recovery. Class begins in the deep end and finishes in the shallow end.


MUSCLE UP!

Grab a set of heavy and light weights and join this intense muscle-building class! Through a series of exercise with a heavy set of weights using lower reps and then repeating the same exercise using a lighter set of weights with higher reps, participants will work on sculpting their upper and lower body.


READY, SET FRIDAY!

A fun mixture of dance, cardio and toning.


STRENGTH & STAMINA

This no no-nonsense, no frills, non-stop weight workout will push you just hard enough to get results! Each weight segment is followed by 2 minutes of intense standing ab work to test your stamina.


TOTAL AQUA BODY

This class begins with cardio in the deep end with a belt, transitions to suspended moves in shoulder deep water, and finishes with toning exercises in the shallow end.


TRIPLE THREAT

This class is one third cardio, one third deep water or resistance training, and one third weightlifting, to challenge you beyond your comfort zone – concentrating on cardio, abs and strength training using resistance paddles.

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WeightsHEALTHY LIVING

Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director, at khensler@bcfymca.org with all Healthy Living program questions.

LAND GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES:

All Land & Cycle Group Exercise Classes are FREE!!! (*-denotes small group training program; see Class/Program Information schedule for fee.)

BARRE

Tap into the hottest trend in fitness!  Barre is a safe program that will lean, tone and strengthen your body.  Using a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and pilates, the class will focus on strength training combined with range–of-motion movements.


BEGINNER YOGA

This class is designed to teach the practice of yoga.  Class is slower paced than other yoga classes, and is focused on developing clear and safe understanding of breathing, deeper understanding of anatomy, posture, and alignment in foundational poses.


BODY PUMP

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body.  This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises.  Great music and awesome instructors inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast.


CARDIO LITE

This moderate intensity cardiovascular workout is safe and beneficial for EVERYONE and “ideal” for the new exerciser and those needing a workout that is joint friendly.


CARDIO MIX

This class is a FUN, high energy class taught in a way that everyone can find the right intensity.


CARDIO TABATAS

Raise the bar on your current aerobic workout and challenge yourself to higher intensity training intervals. Appropriate for all exercise levels.


CARDIO/WEIGHT INTERVALS

This class includes both cardiovascular intervals and with weight training.  A perfect fit for all exercise abilities.


CORE BALANCE

Increase your core strength and stability through this class.


FITNESS 101

Focuses on cardiovascular endurance & also includes muscular strength, muscular endurance & flexibility.


INTERVAL INSANITY

The perfect mix of cardio & body weight strength intervals to burn calories and build lean muscle!


INTRO TO FITNESS BOXING

This introduction class teaches the fundamentals of boxing, including how to properly wrap your hands for the gloves, how to stand, and how to do basic punch moves. The class is geared towards helping participants feel comfortable so that they will be able to attend the regular Fitness Boxing class.


LINE DANCING

The time will fly as you move to many different types of music.  A must for anyone who LOVES to dance!


PILATES

Involves low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen muscles of the torso, hips and low back.


SAIL

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is an evidence-based, strength, balance and fitness program for adults 60+. Classes are specifically designed to help improve balance and mobility; reducing the risk of falls and improving quality of life. Each class can be tailored to fit individual needs and are perfect for any fitness level – you can even participate sitting down!


SENIOR YOGA

This class will move your 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 a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.


SILVERSNEAKERS® 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.


SLO-GA YOGA

Enjoy a perfect combination of breathing and movement by slowly working the muscles with alignment-based yoga postures.  Gradually building heat in the body through a flow of poses, we will clear the mind. Class will close with deep relaxation.  Special attention is given to modifications of traditional yoga poses for all levels.


TAI CHI

Tai chi is a system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Benefits include: improved balance, flexibility, fitness, and stress relief.


XFIT RIG

Xfit Rig is an efficient total body workout!  This one hour circuit takes your agility and stamina to new heights. Utilizing Kettlebells, Corebags, Bulgarian Bags, Sandbags, Griprs, Core Momentum Trainers, Medballs, Slam balls, and more!  This class delivers a great HIIT workout!


YOGA

This class focuses on flexibility, breathing, & stress reduction utilizing traditional yoga forms anyone can do.


XFIT RIG

Xfit Rig is an efficient total body workout!  This one hour circuit takes your agility and stamina to new heights. Utilizing Kettlebells, Corebags, Bulgarian Bags, Sandbags, Griprs, Core Momentum Trainers, Medballs, Slam balls, and more!  This class delivers a great HIIT workout!


ZUMBA®

Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow participants to dance away their worries. This workout is FUN AND EASY to do.


ZUMBA® GOLD

Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.


GROUP CYCLE CLASSES:

All Land & Cycle Group Exercise Classes are FREE!!!


CYCLE

Come and experience group cycling at a whole new level!  The Keiser bike gives a ride closer to outside cycling and incorporates a computer that creates a training experience second to none!


CYCLE FOR HEALTH

This class is perfect for the new exerciser or new to group cycling.  Cycling as cardiovascular exercise is easy on the joints, burns big calories & is FUN.


 SMALL GROUP TRAINING PROGRAMS:

(*-see Class/Program Information schedule for small group training program fee.)


*COUCH TO 5K

Learn to run with a group of motivated people that can encourage you along the way. Proper warm up, run techniques, and final stretching will be taught.


*DEFINED INTERVENTION

This strength and conditioning program will include compound movements like deadlifts and squats.  A progressive plan will be developed to help participants achieve their goals.


*EXPRESS WORKOUT 8

Learn to do a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout on a variety of exercise cardio equipment.


*HEAVY BAG TRAINING

Learn basic techniques for a safe and effective heavy bag workout. Participants will learn to safely wrap hands, proper punching technique and footwork drills.


*SPARTAN GRIT

Build the strength and endurance necessary to complete adventure race obstacles such as climb over walls, crawl under barbed wire, run through mud, and tackle inclined monkey bars.


*STRONG SENIORS

This strength training program is designed for ages 60+ and focuses on balance, stability, and strength.


*TREAD AND SHRED

Using our Precor treadmills, this class can help improve your endurance and speed. This class also includes strength training with a Core focus.


*TRX EXPRESS

This 45 minute class will push you to new levels of strength using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. Be ready to feel the burn as you power through multiple sets of high tension loads.


*TRX INTRO

This class teaches the fundamentals of TRX Suspension Training. You will learn the set up and basic TRX moves for a full body workout.  


*WOMEN ON WEIGHTS (WOW)

This strength training program for women includes a variety of exercise apparatus for a full body workout with emphasis on Core Strength, Flexibility, Balance, and proper form.


CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAMS:

(*-denotes small group training program; see Class/Program Information schedule for fee.)


*BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM

Participants will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program. To qualify, participants will: • Be at least 18 years old • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias. During this time, participants will be encouraged to: • Self-measure their blood pressure at least two times per month • Attend two personalized consultations per month • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars. Participants will record their blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use, self-selected tracking tool. The Y will provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor. Full program details available on the “Take Action To Improve Heart Health” flyer.

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*CHOOSE TO LOSE

For anyone currently overweight or trying to maintain weight. Includes educational classes led by a certified Personal Trainer, weigh-ins, pre and post assessments, weight loss education, group discussions, informational handouts and MOTIVATION! This class includes all the latest weight loss research! Each participant will receive ONE 30-minute Personal Training session ($25 value) and ONE bonus weekly workout class (priceless)! Are you looking to make a change? Challenge yourself! What do you have to lose but weight?

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*CHOOSE TO LOSE MINI

Same days/times as Choose to Lose class. Includes private workout plus the first 20 minutes of class: weigh-in, obstacles, victories and weekly handouts. Must have previously completed full Choose to Lose class to be eligible to participate.

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*DELAY THE DISEASE™

This program is a life-changing exercise and mobility program expressly designed for people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. The program improves the physical, mental, and emotional realities of PD patients.

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*DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

This program is for anyone who has risk factors of Prediabetes and does not have a current diabetes diagnosis. The Diabetes Prevention Program promotes a lifestyle change that can help you make lasting improvements to reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. This program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

You may have Prediabetes and be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes if you:

* Are 45 years of age or older
* Are overweight
* Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
* Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
* Have had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes)
or have given birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
* Fasting plasma glucose of 100-125 mg/dl
* A1c of 5.7-6.4

This program provides:

* A CDC-approved curriculum
* The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress
* A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
* Support from other participants with the same goals as you
* 26 weekly informational sessions
* 13 bi-monthly informational sessions
* Private group exercise session

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HEALTHY LIVING NUTRITION SEMINARS

These seminars will help you make better food choices! They are connected to our Blood Pressure Self- Monitoring Program but you do not need to be part of this program to attend. Monthly seminars will include: DASH-Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension; Reducing Sodium Intake; Food Shopping, Preparation, & Cooking; Heart Healthy Eating for Life. Please see the Upcoming Events page for dates and times.

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Personal Training Information

(visit the Membership Benefits page for more information about Personal Training!)

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ShoeSPORTS

Program schedules are available on the Facility Schedules page.

Questions? Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director, at avranick@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x217

(*-see Class/Program Information schedule for fee.)


ADULT PICK-UP BASKETBALL

Dates and time vary throughout the year. Please reference the current Gymnasium Schedule for exact times.


PICKLEBALL

Pickleball combines elements of tennis, table tennis, badminton, and racquetball. Come enjoy  games with your friends or meet someone new ones! The game is easy to learn and our volunteers and staff will help you get the hang of it. The game is played indoors and utilizes a wooden paddle and wiffleball. Bring your own equipment!

“Pickleball is very popular with seniors and everyone who picks it up.”

View the most up-to-date Senior Pickleball schedule here.

Schedule may be adjusted on days that Seneca Valley School District is closed.


PICKLEBALL CLINICS

Are you curious about the game of Pickleball? Come to one of our beginner clinics for free and learn how to play. We  will not only learn the rules of the game, but practice skills to help you build your confidence on the court. By the end of your first clinic you will be more confident and ready to play.


*KARATE

Open to ages 18+. Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art that teaches the values of integrity, concentration, self-control and perseverance while emphasizing skills in practical self-defense. Registration is required monthly, available the 15th through the end of the month.

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FamilyGROUP INTERESTS

 

 

 

CARD CLUB

Join us for fun, fellowship, and card games! For questions and more information, please contact Carrie Ohorodnyk, Executive Director at 724.452.9122 ext. 232 or cohorodnyk@bcfymca.org.

  • Rummy 500 is played on Wednesdays; we provide the meeting space & coffee, you provide the cards & snacks.

*COUPLE’S SOCIAL DANCING

Do you want to dance? Getting started is very easy here at the Y. Our instructors will have you dancing two dances (fast swing and slow romantic) the very first night. Our class is “user-friendly” & fun! There won’t be any changing of partners, unflattering costumes, or recitals! Make this your new Date Night! This is designed as a beginner’s class, but experienced dancers are welcome to brush up on the basics and to practice with the group on a “drop-in” basis. Individualized coaching will be available during the practice time. Dress comfortably; come to have fun and make some new friends. Maybe go out to dinner after class, or even out dancing with your new friends! Questions? Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director, at avranick@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x217


*WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB

Join us for some much needed relaxation time. This thought provoking study focuses on books with Christian messages as well as creating bonds and making new friends. Enjoy a good book and good weekly conversation. Coffee and water is provided to all participants. Book & KidQuarium are included at no additional cost. Questions? Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director, at avranick@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x217

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