Low Impact + Senior

Stay Healthy + Have Fun!

Whether you’re looking to increase strength, recovering from an injury, want to relieve arthritis pain, or just want 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 button below to check out our Group Fitness schedule and Sign Up!

Questions about Group Fitness? Contact Ryan Grey, Director of Health & Wellness, 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 $12 adult, $7 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.

Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00am in Studio A

Balance, Mobility + Core

Improve your balance, mobility, and core through a series of movements that will increase your joint stability, enhance your posture and form, and employ your 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.

Mondays, 9:00-10:00am in Studio A

Chair Yoga

Move, flow, and stretch while using the assistance of a chair. Meditate, relax, and connect. 

Mondays and Fridays, 9:45-10:30 am in Studio B

Gentle Core

Challenge your core at the level you need, from gentle to intense, leading to overall core strength and stability, and improved posture and balance as a result!

Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am in Studio A

Gentle 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. Bring your own mat, towel and water. 

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, and 5:45-6:45pm in Studio B
Saturdays, 8:15-9:15am in Studio B

Mat Pilates

Improve your posture, gain flexibility, and strengthen your body’s powerhouse by engaging the abs, back, pelvic floor, hips and glutes through any combination of exercises utilizing gravity and props such as a pilates ball, resistance band, and light weight dumbbells. This low-impact class is for all levels and will connect your breathing to every movement performed. Bring your own yoga or pilates mat and water.  

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm in Studio B

Senior Circuit Training

Improve your strength, cardiovascular endurance, balance and mobility through timed circuit-style training that will challenge your body in new targeted ways through specially designed stations. 

Fridays, 9:00-10:00am in Studio A

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.

Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15am in Studio A

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

Brain Games at the Y

Not only do we want to keep our bodies active as we age, we want to keep our minds active as well! Join us as we develop new programs to exercise the mind, while having fun with your peers along the way.

Zentangle — Yoga for the brain

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. You create these patterns (tangles) with “elemental strokes” — combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs (rounded shapes). These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called tiles, which you then assemble into mosaics. You don’t need to know what a tangle is going to look like to draw it — you just need to know the steps. The result is a delightful surprise!

As you use the Zentangle Method to create beautiful images, you will enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence, and sense of well-being. Zentangle art provides common meeting ground because it is independent of language, age, political views, religious beliefs, or any other category that separates us.

Day + Time: Fridays at 11:00am (in the Member Child Care room), February 17,  24, and March 3
Cost: Member Free / Non-member $10

Instructor: Jan Zatzman Orlansky, a Certified Zentangle Teacher

Class size is limited to 12. Please register through the Group Fitness schedule.