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


Runs: October 22 – December 23, 2017
Registration is closed.

Begins December 31, 2017
Member Registration: December 2, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Non-Member Registration: December 9, 2017 – January 4, 2018



Save these dates during Fall II!

  • Brunch With Santa – Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
  • Drop & Shop – Tues., Nov. 28; Thurs., Dec.7; Wed., Dec. 13; Mon. Dec. 18
  • Ornament Decorating – Tues. Dec. 19, 2017

Save these dates during Winter I!

  • Dive-In Movie: Moana – Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
  • Prince Court (Mother/Son Dance) –  Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
  • Princess Ball (Father/Daughter Dance) – Fri., March 2, 2018

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


Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at with any additional Aquatics Programming questions.


Schedules are available on the Aquatic Schedules page.

Private Swim Lessons
seven 30-minute lessons: Member $147  |  Non-Member $220

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.

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.

Scuba Diving

For ages 12 and older. Discover one of the world’s most exciting sports, your ticket to a lifetime of adventure! Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can scuba dive. Throughout the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of diving, including dive equipment and techniques. PADI Open Water Diver is the “independent diver” scuba certification course. Upon completion, you will be able to engage in open water diving activities independently, within the limits of your training and experience, of course. You will be in the pool every session, so bring your swim suit and towel. All scuba equipment for the pool sessions, including mask and fins, will be provided. There may be an additional cost for study materials. Contact Downey Diving at 724-869-7989 or at with any questions.

Age and Program Prerequisites: Ages 12 and older. Youth ages 12-17 must have parental permission and be accompanied by a parent. Medical and waiver forms must be signed. Bring swim suit and towel. Participants must be able to swim 8 lengths of the pool, tread water for 10 minutes, be comfortable in deep water and be in good health. There may be an additional fee for books and instructional materials.

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Water Fitness Classes


After a warm up, we’ll be using our own bodies to create resistance in the water to get that heart pumping. Next, we’ll use equipment to create resistance and keep that heart rate going.  Last, we’ll finish with hydro Pilates to work the core and then relax with a cool down and yoga stretches.


Warm water recreational exercise program 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!


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.


We change it up every week but all classes involve cardio, core control and weight bearing exercises. This is for those looking for a challenge.


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!


With a focus on building stamina and strength, we’ll execute 3 to 4 circuits designed to increase your heart rate, work out the major muscle groups and attack the abdominals all in one class.  Includes a warm up and cool down segment.


Aqua Toning is the perfect way to 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.


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 an Aqua Zumba class. Aqua Zumba blends a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.


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.


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


A class focused on aerobic/tone circuit class designed to increase strength and stamina.  There are 4 circuits focusing on abs, oblique, back and arms.  Each circuit gets progressively more challenging as you develop cardio endurance and core strength.  The progressive circuit approach empowers beginners to improve at their own pace while giving advanced users a complete hard-core workout.  Get ready to work!


Segments of high intensity training followed by ab work and strength building.  You won’t be bored since we use almost every piece of equipment.


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) cycles include 20-30 seconds of hard intensity with 10 second recovery.  We start in the deep end and work our way to the shallow.


Deep water cardio mixed with shallow water resistance and strength training, we will rotate equipment each week (resistance bands, hand buoys, weights, and kickboards).


This class combines range of motion exercises with low impact cardio and muscle toning and strengthening.  We’ll be using our own body weight, resistance equipment and noodles, ending with a relaxing cool down and stretch.


This weight workout flows continuously from one move to the next in shallow water using circuits of Back/Legs/Chest and Biceps/Triceps/Shoulders. For maximum results, we also use active rest periods in between circuits to focus on abdominals.


This is a non-stop, incredibly challenging cardio class designed for those demanding a very high-intensity program.  If your goal is to improve your stamina and endurance this workout is perfect for you.  We’ll be performing aqua running, plyometric and power movements in both the vertical and horizontal positions.  We’ll mix it up by adding equipment to make it even more challenging.


A fun mixture of dance, cardio and toning but not too intense.


Let’s attack every major muscle group and use STRENGTH & STAMINA to blast away calories in a non-stop, full-body, shallow water workout using weights to strengthen and build muscles to reveal a stronger, fitter YOU!


It’s like two workouts in one!  Designed to use compound moves to train multiple muscle groups at one time using light weights and buoyant equipment. Engaging more muscles at one time means you are automatically torching extra calories with every minute. These compound moves drive your body straight into the cardio zone – giving you both strength training and cardio at once.


This class is one third cardio, one third deep water or resistance training, and one third weightlifting. All of this is done in the water to support the body and help develop balance, coordination, toning, and strength. Hand buoys, weights, kickboards, pull buoys and other pieces of equipment help to make this class challenging and fun.

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Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director, at with all Healthy Living questions.


(*-asterisk denotes specialty class; see programming schedule for fee.)


Advanced Weight Training-Core Strength is an advanced level class focused on core stability and progression in strength training.  All muscle groups are worked in each class.  Format is based on the latest science to effectively build strength.  Instructor is a certified personal trainer.


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.


Do you like to dance?  Do you need to exercise?  Beginner Zumba is a dance party that makes exercise FUN!  The steps are easy.  YOU CAN DO THIS.


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.


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.


This class is geared toward the new Body Pump participant.  This class begins with a 15 minute introduction focusing on proper barbell techniques.  A 30 minute barbell workout follows the intro which will strengthen the entire body.  Perfect for a new exerciser who wants to incorporate strength into their workout.


High energy explosive full body workout.


Aerobic kickboxing incorporates floor aerobics, punching and kicking techniques without a heavy bag.  The class will also include core work.  All fitness levels are welcome.


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.


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


Basic step combinations and high energy cardio moves combined into a one hour power class.  Fun for all exercise levels.


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


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


Increase your core strength and stability through this class.


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.


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


Learn basic boxing fundamentals in a controlled fitness environment.  Total body strength with emphasis on increasing coordination, core strength, & stabilization.  Class will utilize gloves & hand wraps.


High-Energy-Athletic-Training. Train like an athlete at various levels of intensity focusing on total body conditioning, strength, and power.  Participants can expect cardiovascular endurance and strength drills.


This High-Intensity-Interval-Training class will maximize your workout and increase your oxygen capacity through challenging total body exercises and structured intervals.


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


Total body conditioning designed to stretch and strengthen you from head to toe.  It includes a blend of core strength and core conditioning exercises.


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


“Move like water” through this unique martial arts-inspired yoga class.  Ideal for beginner and intermediate students, this class uses challenging poses and dynamic movements to build strength, balance, and flexibility.  No martial arts experience is required, but it is recommended that students have a basic understanding of beginner-level yoga postures.


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


Find flow and focus with this invigorating power yoga class.  Ideal for all abilities, this Vinyasa-based sequence warms and strengthens the spine, hips, shoulders and core.  Connect breath with movement as you flow through a series of standing, balancing, and seated postures.  Class ends with a brief meditation (Savasana) to help students focus on the day ahead.


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.


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.


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.


This class will include cardio, agility, balance, plyometrics and strength training rolled into one amazing workout.  You don’t have to be an athlete to participate, but you will feel like one when you are done.


A total body workout for parents and their kids.  Cardio drills, strength training, core exercises and stretching will increase overall fitness.


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!


Poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.


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


For anyone currently overweight or trying to maintain weight.  Includes educational classes led by a certified Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian, 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 an Adult Specialty Class Punch Card (good for access into 8 specialty group exercise classes: Cycling, AWT-Core Strength, Body Pump and Yoga) ($35 value), ONE 30-minute Personal Training session
($25 value), ONE Personal Dietitian 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?

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


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.


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



(*-asterisk denotes specialty class; see programming schedule for fee.)


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!


All the intensity of a true hard core Class.  Intense cycling, with upper and lower body strength drills, plyometrics, and core work!


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.


For youth as young as 7 years old and as tall as 4’4” to cycle accompanied by at least one parent/adult.



(*-asterisk denotes specialty class; see programming schedule for fee.)


This small group training can help improve speed and endurance with every stride while monitoring exertion level to maximize calorie burn!  This class also includes strength training with a core focus.  Expect to be pushed to go faster and climb harder than you ever would on your own. BELT IT OUT!


Engage all your muscles with this non-stop TRX workout.  Build overall strength, balance and flexibility with this total-body conditioning program.  We set the reps, you set the intensity. All Core All The Time!


Define, delineate and detail your physique using the TRX Suspension Trainer in a boot camp style workout.   Strength, cardio, Core Plyometrics, and flexibility all together in one power class!


This 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.


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

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Program schedules are available on the Gym & League Schedules page.

Questions? Contact Nik Cubbison, Program Director at

(*-asterisk denotes specialty class; see programming schedule for fee.)

Adult Pick-Up Basketball

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

Pick-Up Pickle-Ball

Pickle-ball combines elements of tennis, table tennis, badminton, and racquetball. Come enjoy pick-up 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. Equipment provided or bring your own!

“Pickle-ball is very popular with seniors and everyone who picks it up.”

View the most up-to-date Senior Pick-Up Pickle-Ball schedule here.

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


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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Join us for fun, fellowship, and card games! Questions? Contact Rachel McKeown, Membership Director at

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


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? Contact Nik Cubbison, Program Director at


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? Contact Nik Cubbison, Program Director at


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