Low Impact + Senior

Stay Healthy + Have Fun!

Whether you’re looking to increase strength, recover from an injury, relieve arthritis pain, or just to connect and have fun with your peers, the Y offers programs perfect for older adults. Read about our low impact and senior classes by scrolling down, or click the buttons below to check out what we offer and Sign Up!

Questions about Group Fitness? Contact Matt Roeder, Senior Director of Healthy Living, at [email protected] or 802-652-8183.


Interested in activities that reduce stress on your joints? Consider the water-based programs offered in our warm Program Pool. Click the button below to view our Aquatic Fitness classes.

Current classes

All classes are FREE for Members or $15 adult, $10 senior for Non-Members. Please sign up for classes through the Group Fitness schedule (button above).


Active Older Fitness

Challenge your body through a series of cardio, resistance, and core training exercises in this safe, effective workout designed especially for you! Chairs are available to compliment your core workout or to provide extra support as needed.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00-10:00am


Balance, Mobility + Core

Improve balance, mobility, and core through movements that increase joint stability, enhance posture and form, and employ core strength to better support an active lifestyle and reduce your risks for falls and fall-related injuries. Mat required for core work, followed by standing balance exercises. [Also offered at the Miller Center — click button above for more info.]

Tuesday, 9:00-10:00am


Chair Yoga

Rejuvenate your mind and body through this well-supported, slower paced Yoga experience that involves deep stretching, relaxation and breathing to still your mind and reduce stress and tension. 

Monday, 9:45-10:30am


Mat Pilates

Improve your posture, gain flexibility and strength by engaging the abs, back, pelvic floor, hips, and glutes through exercises using gravity and props. This low-impact class is for all levels. Bring your own mat and water.  

Wednesday, 5:45-6:30pm


Mindful Movement

Move, flow, and stretch while using the optional assistance of a chair. Meditate, relax, and connect. For active older adults.   

Wednesday + Friday, 9:45-10:30am


Senior Strength

Improve your strength, cardiovascular endurance, balance and mobility and challenge your body in new targeted ways through specially designed workouts. 

Tuesday + Thursday, 8:30 – 9:15am


Tai Chi

Meditation in motion. Move through a series of gentle, fluid low-impact movements with a focus on breathing through this ancient Chinese Art that eases arthritic pain and improves balance and mobility. [Also offered at the Miller Center — click button above for more info.]

Tuesday + Thursday, 10:15-11:15am; Wednesday, 7:00-8:00pm


Yoga

Rejuvenate your mind and body through Yoga. Involves deep stretching, relaxation and breathing to still your mind and reduce stress and tension. Bring your own mat, towel and water. 

A variety of classes offered daily at the Y. Please check the group fitness schedule to find the class right for you!


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

Classes at the Miller Center

We’ve joined with Burlington Parks, Rec and Waterfront to offer classes at the Miller Center on North Ave, where there’s plenty of free parking! These classes are led by Y staff, and 25% of the spots will be FREE to Y members! These classes run in sessions — check the BPRW schedule by clicking the link below for all the info and to sign up.

Current classes: 

• NEW: Balance, Mobility, and Core in the FITLOT stations. Mondays, June 18 -July 3, 9:30 – 10:30am, beginning July 8.
• Gentle Flow Yoga: This class will focus on poses that will build strength, flexibility, and balance. Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm.
• Tai Chi: Gentle movements with a focus on breathing, eases arthritic pain and improves balance and mobility. Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Click here for more info on the Burlington Parks Recreation Waterfront website. To sign up, call 802-864-0123.

Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method® has been taught around the world since the 1950’s with the goal of improving human life through better movement, sensation, posture and breathing. Feldenkrais uses gentle movement, slow repetitive actions, and the constant reminder to “do less” to increase body awareness. It helps you learn new ways to allow your body to work more efficiently and to relieve fears, tension, and stress.

Who can benefit from practicing Feldenkrais?

1. Anyone choosing (or forced into) a mode of doing less because of injury. Feldenkrais expressly forbids striving to succeed, so the slow, sometimes micro movements can inform the nervous system without exertion.

2. Extreme athletes looking for incremental improvement in their area of expertise. Feldenkrais can help individuals find their body in a different way.

3. People with repetitive motion issues that can be helped to use some parts of their bodies more and other parts less.

4. Anyone who wants to move more but has spent years avoiding it, and needs to start small and slow.


Classes are held Tuesdays at 10:15am in Studio B. No need to sign up, join us!


Instructor: Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Gillian Franks