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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

Everyone must sign up for water exercise classes by calling 656-0436.
Starting on the Monday the week before class.
Check in at the Front Desk for a wristband & bring it to class.
Free For Full Privilege Members
Senior Basic Members $2 • Basic Members $3 • Punch Cards: Seniors 11 For $20 • Members 11 For $30

Aqua Aerobics

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

Wednesday & Saturday • 8:15 – 9:00am
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.

Wednesday • 9:15 – 10:00am
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 & Thursday • 9:15 – 10:00am
Niebur Indoor Pool 2

Drop-in Tennis & Pickleball

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.

Mon & Fri 11:00am – 12:30pm
Wed 8:00 – 9:30am
Meyer Tennis Courts
Members $5 • Non-Members $11


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

Full Privilege Members Free • Basic Members $5 • Non-Members $10

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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 Colton Beehn at cbeehn@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.

Thursday • 1:00 – 1:55pm • Zoom
Silversneakers & Full Privilege Members Free • Basic Members $2 • Non-Members $9

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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!

Not Currently Available

Full Privilege Members Free •Basic Members $2 •Non-Members $9

Circuit AM

A mix of bands, weights and cardio.

Monday 9:30 – 10:25am • Meyer Center or Zoom
Friday 9:30 – 10:25am • Meyer Center or Zoom
Saturday 7:30 – 8:25am • Niebur Center
Full Privilege Members Free •Basic Members $2 •Non-Members $9

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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.

Not Currently Available 

Full Privilege Members Free •Basic Members $2 •Non-Members $9

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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.

Tuesday & Thursday • 9:30 – 10:25am • Niebur Center
Full Privilege Members Free •Basic Members $2 •Non-Members $9

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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 – 9:20am • Niebur Center Gymnasium
SilverSneakers/Full Privilege Members Free •Basic Members $2 •Non-Members $9

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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!

Monday & Wednesday • 6:00 – 6:45am • Niebur Center
Friday • 8:30 – 9:25am • Niebur Center
Full Privilege Members Free •Basic Members $2 •Non-Members $9

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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.


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.

Will Return In 2021

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 *NEW*

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.

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