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Active Older Adults

At the Y, we are committed to your health and well-being. We know that a regular routine of physical fitness and visiting with friends goes a long way to keeping you healthy — physically, mentally and spiritually.

Drop-in Water Exercise Classes

Check in at the Front Desk for a wristband & bring it to class.
Free For Mission Members • Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5

Water Exercise And Core Balance *NEW*

This new combo class begins with a high intensity workout, followed by stretching and relaxation that includes Pilates, Yoga, and Tai Chi.

Tuesday • 9:00 – 9:50am
Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Aqua Aerobics

A low-impact aerobic workout designed to increase flexibility, strength and cardiovascular conditioning. For all fitness levels.

Monday And Thursday • 9:00 – 9:50am
Saturday • 8:00 – 8:50am
Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Low Impact Water Exercise (Formerly Arthritis Exercise)

This low-impact, fun class is designed to strengthen and tone muscles, as well as increase flexibility, balance and coordination for everyday tasks. A great class for those who experience pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus or other joint and muscle conditions.

Not Available In Summer
Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Aqua Tone

This combination class begins with a high intensity workout, followed by stretching and relaxation that includes Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi.

Tuesday • 8:50 – 9:40am
Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Aqua Salsa

A fun dance and tone class with a cool down of stretching and relaxation.

Thursday • 8:50 – 9:40am
Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Aqua Tabata

This high intensity interval training class consisting of 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest will have you leaving class feeling energized and accomplished. Float belts provided for Deep Water Aqua Tabata.

Wednesday • 10:00 – 10:50am
Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Drop-in Tennis & Pickleball

Active Older Adult Tennis

Our senior tennis program is offered 3 days a week. You may play 1, 2, or all 3 days. It is a walk on program where everyone is welcome to play. The format of play will depend on the number of players each day. This is a great way to exercise and meet other players interested in tennis. For more information, please contact Angie Pence at apence@edwymca.com or call 618.655.1460.

Monday & Friday 11:00am – 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:30 – 11:00am
Meyer Tennis Courts
Members $5 • Non-Members $12

Pickleball

During the Fall, Winter & Spring we offer pickleball in our Skate Center. For more information please call 618.655.1460.

Mission Members Free • Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 • Non-Members $15

Drop-In Fitness Classes

Mission Members can drop-in to the classes without registering. Part Of The Cause/Basic Members & Non-Members Must Register Online!
Mission Members: FREE • Part Of The Cause/Basic Members: $5 • Non-Members $15

Online Registration Starts At 6:00am 2 Weeks Prior To Class

NOTE: If you need to withdraw from class, you must call 656-0436 or email cancelclass@edwymca.com at least 2 hours prior to class.

Dance For Life

Dance for life to stay active for life. This is NOT a traditional dance class. No experience is needed. Join a Y fan favorite and former professional dancer, Paula Beals, for 45 minutes of low-key, gentle movement with a ballet flare geared toward increasing and maintaining mobility and balance for those aged 60 and up. Enjoy sensing a deeper connection with movement and music can greatly improve both your physical and mental well-being. While training participants to be dancers is definitely not the goal of this class, feel free to let your inner dancer expose itself if you feel so inclined!

Tuesday • 9:30 – 10:15am • Meyer Center • 8 classes
Members $75 • Non-Members $112

Chair Yoga

A traditional yoga practice for people who cannot get on the floor, those recovering from injuries and those of all ages. There is breath work, stretching, and balance work.

Monday & Thursday • 1:30 – 22:25pm • Niebur Center
Silversneakers & Mission Members Free •Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 • Non-Members $15

Register Online ›

Dance Fitness

Have fun while you stretch, move and groove to your favorites from the 50s, 60s, 70s to the hits of today. Dance your way to stamina, strength, flexibility and fun!

Monday & Wednesday • 8:30 – 9:25am • Niebur Center
Mission Members Free •Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 •Non-Members $15

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Functional Fitness

This is an exercise program designed to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion, mobility, gait and balance. Exercises are performed seated in chairs or standing in a group class setting. Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes and get ready for this 45 minute class.

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month • 12:15 – 1:00pm
Main Street Community Center • Free

Tai Chi

Find poetry in motion. A Chinese martial art created to keep your body’s energy flowing smoothly and to teach instinctive reactions that would keep you one step ahead in combat. Movements are designed to encourage a smooth flow of chi throughout the body, along with good breathing techniques and concentration.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday • 7:00 – 7:55am • Niebur Center
Mission Members Free • Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 • Non-Members $15

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Beginner Tai Chi

For those brand new to Tai Chi, come to this class that breaks down the moves for good form and practice.

Tuesday • 1:00 – 1:45pm • Niebur Center
Mission Members Free • Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 • Non-Members $15

Register Online ›

Walk-15

A low impact aerobics class based on Leslie Sansone’s popular “Walk At Home” program. Weights and bands will be incorporated into the workout. Burn fat, burn calories and tone muscle while you’re having fun!
Cardio Walk-15: Walk 15 minus the weights.

Tuesday & Thursday • 9:30 – 10:25am • Niebur Center
Mission Members Free •Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 •Non-Members $15

Register Online ›

SilverSneakers Classic

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.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday • 8:30 – 9:20am • Meyer Center Gymnasium
Tuesday & Thursday • 8:30 – 9:25am • Niebur Center Gymnasium
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday • 12:00 – 12:55pm • Niebur Upstairs Fitness Studio
SilverSneakers/Mission Members Free •Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 •Non-Members $15

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Step & Sculpt

A whole new spin on an old classic workout! Featuring all your step favorites and some new moves to give it a modern twist! This energizing class is a sweat including cardio class and ends with 10 minutes of core work. Come give this all levels fitness class a try!

Tuesday & Thursday • 6:00 – 6:45am • Niebur Center
Friday • 8:30 – 9:25am • Niebur Center
Mission Members Free •Part Of The Cause/Basic Members $5 •Non-Members $15

Register Online ›

Parkinson's Classes

Exercise For Parkinsons

Class is 30 minutes of indoor cycling & 30 minutes of land-based fitness activities. Exercise seated or standing with support. Movements are done at a pace & intensity that are appropriate for each participant.

A YMCA membership is encouraged, but not required. All levels of participants are welcome.

Tuesday & Thursday • 11:00am – 12:00pm • Niebur Center

Adaptive Yoga

This class is designed to share the benefits of Yoga with anyone, regardless of physical ability. This includes individuals living with physical limitations or chronic illness, especially those with Parkinson’s Disease. It is specifically geared towards taking a creative and mindful approach towards adapting poses for every body.

Not Currently Available

This class is a part of our Parkinson’s programming and is FREE for those registered for the Parkinson’s Exercise class.

Parkinson's Support Group

Meetings are for anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s and care partner or helper. Program offered in association with the APDA.

First Tuesday of the Month • 2:00pm • Niebur Center Conference Room

Email Ann McLean at amclean@edwymca.com for the meeting code and additional information.

Age Well Fitness

Age Well Fitness

Weight training is an essential part of every aging adult’s life. Protecting against bone loss, strengthening the body and fighting against diseases. This program will incorporate stretching, strength training and balance exercises.

Not Currently Available

Cancer & Cardiac Rehab Programs

Cancer Exercise Program

The Cancer Exercise Program is a free exercise class for cancer patients and survivors. The 60-minute classes are open to all who have been diagnosed with cancer regardless of treatment status, and are appropriate for all fitness levels. Each class is specifically tailored towards participants’ fitness levels and needs. Let our certified instructors help you on your recovery.
Come join us, we are here for you!

Wednesdays • 11:00am – 12:00pm • Mary • Niebur Center
For more info contact Ann at amclean@edwymca.com.

Next Steps Phase 3 Cardiac Rehab

Next Steps is a Phase III program aimed to maintain cardiovascular fitness.
This is a partnership between Anderson Hospital and the Edwardsville YMCA.

Benefits Of The Next Steps Program:

  • Access To Edwardsville YMCA facility
  • Formal Orientation With An Exercise Specialist
  • Program Evaluation & Progression
  • Assistance From Anderson Hospital & YMCA Staff

Additional Offerings:

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Cholesterol Screenings
  • Educational Topics

Wednesdays • 8:00am – 12:00pm • Meyer Center
Register with Anderson Hospital 618-391-6712.
For more info contact Ann at amclean@edwymca.com.

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