Low Impact & Senior Programs

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, are looking to relieve arthritis pain, or just want to connect and have fun with your peers, these programs are a perfect place to start. If you are especially interested in activities that reduce stress on your joints, consider the water-assisted exercise programs offered in our pools (click here to learn more) — providing natural resistance and the ability to improve your balance, flexibility, and mood.

Special COVID-19 Note:  We are unable to offer the activities listed below during these early phases of our reopening. We do, however, stand ready to serve those looking for low-impact and senior programming. We encourage you to reserve a lane in our Aquatic Center by clicking here or check out our Group Exercise classes — both virtual and in person — by clicking here

Senior Strength & Stretch

With the assistance of a chair for seated and standing support, increase your functional strength, improve joint stability, and ease into gentle stretches designed to enhance your daily living.

FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior for Non-Members

Mondays 1:15-2:15pm and Fridays 10:30-11:30am Studio B

Active Older Adults (formerly Silver Foxes)

This moderately paced aerobic exercise and muscle-toning program includes both aquatic and land-based exercise. Classes will improve breathing, flexibility, balance, and strength. Weights, cardio and balance exercise are incorporated into these workout sessions.

FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior for Non-Members

Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays 8:00am-8:50am Land (Gym)
Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays 9:00am-9:30am Water (Program Pool)

Moving to Heal

Heal your body through sensation and mindful movement that utilize the arts of dance, martial arts, and healing through this simplified NIA class designed especially for active older adults, seniors, and anyone who seeks healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. May be performed standing or in a chair.

FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior for Non-Members

Sundays 11:15am-12:15pm Studio A

Balance, Mobility & Core

Land-Based Class:  Improve your balance and mobility through a series of movements that will increase your joint stability, enhance your posture and form, and employ your core strength to help you achieve greater control of your body to support your active lifestyle, while reducing your risk of falls and fall-related injuries.

Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:00am Studio B

Water-Based Class:  Let the water of our warm Program Pool safely support you as you improve balance and mobility through a series of instructor-guided movement.

Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00am Program Pool


Classes offered daily. Check our Group Exercise schedule by clicking here.

Tai Chi

Gentle martial art that focuses on breathing and concentration. Appropriate for adults of all ages and fitness levels. Recommended to help ease arthritis pain.

FREE for Members / $12 adult, $7 senior for Non-Members

Tuesdays 1:15-2:15 pm Studio B

Ai Thi (Water Tai Chi)

Thursdays 1:15-2:00pm Program Pool

Pickleball — Open Play

Come enjoy the fun of one of the fastest growing sports around. Pickleball can be enjoyed by people of all ages and all skill levels. Equipment is provided by the Y.

Days and times:  

  • TBD

Cost: Free for members. Enjoyed by non-members with the purchase of a day pass.

Also see Aquatic Fitness Classes for more aquatic wellness and fitness programs.


Pomerleau Family Y
298 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties