Annie is being more than a little lazy this cold December morning by copying and pasting information from the Downtown YMCA web site. After all the feasting she enjoyed, she needs to get some exercise at the Y. Maybe you do, too.
“Active older adults can gain strength and energy while enjoying a variety of social events at the YMCA. Activities range from group exercise classes designed especially for seniors to pot-luck lunches or special trips. Becoming an active older adult at the YMCA means staying connected to your community and offers the opportunity to volunteer through YMCA programs or in committee positions.”
Some insurance plans will pay for your YMCA membership through the Silver Sneakers Program. This is true for the Texas Blue Cross/Blue Shield Program, but not the Federal BCBS. Check before you go by your branch to enroll.
“The Downtown YMCA offers specially designed group exercise classes that can help senior adults gain flexibility, strength and mobility, while enjoying the camaraderie of a group.
Active Older Adults Classes Include:
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
SilverSneakers 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 seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.”
Annie Ambles to the Downtown YMCA for exercise and camaraderie