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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

Aqua Aerobics

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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday | 8:00 – 8:50am | Niebur Indoor Pool 2

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.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 9:00 – 9:50am | 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.

Monday | 10:00 – 10:50am | Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Aqua Zumba

Combines latin-based dance rhythms with aquatic fitness. Making for a fun and high energy workout, while reducing impact on your joints!

Tuesday | 7:00 – 7:50pm | Niebur Indoor Pool 2
Thursday | 7:05 – 7:55pm | Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Drop-in Tennis & Pickelball

Senior 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@edymca.com or call 618.655.1460.

Pickleball

During the Fall, Winter & Spring we offer pickleball in our Skate Center. For more information please contact Trevor Spohr at tspohr@edwymca.com or call 618.655.1460.

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Drop-in Pickleball Class

Learn the basics of how to play pickleball by playing! Paddles & balls available to use. For more information please contact Trevor Spohr at tspohr@edwymca.com or call 618.655.1460.

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Drop-In Fitness Classes

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a class designed for people of all ages. It is excellent for increasing flexibility, balance and promotes calmness of the mind. It is also great for anyone who has had knee, hip, back injuries and arthritis.

Tuesday & Thursday | 12:30 – 1:25pm | Niebur (Esic) Center
Silversneakers & Full Privilege (Fitness) Free | Basic $2 | Non-member $5

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!

Niebur (Esic) Center
Monday & Wednesday | 8:30 – 9:25am
Full Privilege (Fitness) Free |basic $2 |non-member $5

Aerobics 101

This high-energy class is a combination of step aerobics, low-impact aerobics and body toning geared towards older active adults. This class will also utilize free weights, resistance bands, Resist-A-Ball and more.

Niebur (Esic) Center
Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 8:30 – 9:25am
Full Privilege (Fitness) Free| Basic $2 |non-member $5

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.

Niebur (Esic) Center
Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 7:30 – 8:25am
Full Privilege (Fitness) Free | Basic $2 | Non-member $5

Walk-15 Aerobics

The “Studio” version of Leslie Sansone’s Walk At Home DVD. This is a low impact aerobics class based on 4 basic moves. Join us for a multi-muscle 3 mile “walk” which will promote a fun atmosphere, wellness & weight loss. View a sample of the class at walkathome.com. The Super Walk Aerobics class adds weights & firm bands to a portion of the class.

Monday & Wednesday | 7:30 – 8:15am | Meyer Center
Tuesday & Thursday | 7:30 – 8:15am | Niebur (Esic) Center
Full Privilege (Fitness) Free| Basic $2 |non-member $5

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

Cardio Blast AM

Start your day with a class combining aerobics, step, and weights to maximize and mix up your workout!

Monday | 6:00 – 6:40am
Wednesday | 5:45 – 6:35am
Saturday | 7:15 – 7:55am

Parkinson's Classes

Parkinson's Exercise Class *NEW*

Along with improving overall health, exercise has been shown to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms and improve quality of life. The Edwardsville YMCA is excited to offer a class designed specifically for individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This class uses a variety of exercises to work on movement strategies, coordination, balance, strength and flexibility.

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

Tuesday & Friday | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Niebur Center Spin Studio
Starting June 4th

Parkinson's Support Group *NEW*

Meetings are for anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s and care partner or helper. Program offered in association with the APDA. First meeting is June 4TH in the Niebur Conference Room.

First Tuesday of the Month | 12:00pm | Niebur Center Conference Room

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.

Tuesday & Thursday | 1:00 – 2:00pm | Meyer Center

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