Older adult functioning is positively influenced by weight training and cardiovascular exercise. After strength training older adults are able to stand up out of a chair more easily and walk around easier and are able to walk further and faster. There is also an improvement in balance and they are able to ascend and descend the stairs faster. As with any exercise program, please consult your physician before beginning any class.

For more information contact Health & Wellness Director, Laura Clary, 315-253-5304 ext 1006 or laura@auburnymca.net

ACTIVE OLDER ADULT FITNESS CLASSES

FOREVER GOLD:  Join us in the A gym for this fusion of our two land class. Class will incorporate chair based movements utilizing hand weights, resistance tubing and small  training balls. Balance work and flexibility will be focused on throughout the class.
SENIOR STRENGTH CURCUIT:  30 minute circuit workout using the Nautilus strength equipment located in the Cardio Room.  Participants will be led thru the circuit with intervals of balance work and stretching. No need to register- instructor will meet you by the equipment each Thursday!
PURE GOLD: Provides functional daily exercise activities to improve overall strength, flexibility, posture & balance. Chairs are available for support.
TAI-CHI: The gentle flowing movements of Tai-Chi are sometimes described as “meditation in motion” because they promote serenity while connecting the mind and body. Each posture flows into the next without pause.
ZUMBA Gold®takes the Zumba Fitness formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant. Music varies to from Latin, swing, merengue, salsa, and many others! Come join our dance fitness party! 
FOREVER GOLD:   Join us in the A gym for this fusion of our two land classes (Forever Fit & Pure Gold). Class will incorporate chair based movements utilizing hand weights, resistance tubing and small  training balls. Balance work and flexibility will be focused on throughout the class.
CHAIR YOGA  a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. 
NEW!! BALANCE & FALLS PREVENTION
Join certified Falls Prevention instructor while she takes you through movements to help regain and establish better posture and balance to help prevent falling.

AQUATIC FITNESS CLASSES

AQUA-THERAPY: See link on the right
WATER WALKING: Excellent low impact workout! Walk or jog through deep water. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Done on own
RUSTY HINGES: For those who are living with arthritis or other conditions that can be helped by mild range of motion  exercises in the water. General Public $50/10 classes
AQUACISEDone in shallow water. Includes, stretching, aerobics, walking & cool down.
DEEP WATER FITNESS: Participants use float belts for a low impact workout in deep water, incorporating upper and lower body exercises for toning and improving core body strength. 
AQUAHIGH: Done in shallow water. Includes, stretching, followed by high-level aerobics then a cool down