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 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 $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 in Studio A

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 in Studio A

Chair Based Balance + Mobility

Hybrid offering of Chair Yoga and Balance and Mobility! Move, flow, and stretch while using the assistance of a chair. Meditate, relax, and connect. Build strength, practice mobility, all while having fun. 

Wednesday, 9:45-10:30am in Studio B


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. 

Multiple classes offered weekly at the Y:

Gentle Yoga: Tuesday, 4:30-5:30pm and 5:45-6:45pm
Morning Yoga: Thursday, 9:00-10:00am
Yoga on the Dock (@ Community Sailing Center): Monday through Saturday, 7:00-8:00am

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

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 in Studio B; Friday, 9:45-10:30am 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. [Also offered at the Miller Center — click button above for more info.]

Monday, 6:45-7:45pm; Tuesday, 10:15-11:15am in Studio A

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! 

• Balance, Mobility + Core: Movements to support an active lifestyle and reduce risks for fall-related injuries. 

• Tai Chi: Gentle movements with a focus on breathing, eases arthritic pain and improves balance and mobility. 

• Zentangle: Drawing method that increases focus, creativity, self-confidence, and sense of well-being.

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


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. 

FREE for members. Non-member cost = $15 per class.

Time + Dates: Tuesday classes begin at 10:15 in Studio B.

September 26 Relaxing the neck. Finding the balance for the head on the neck, and using segments!

October 3 — Exploring the Feet. Understanding our base, in close detail.

October 10 Freeing the Neck and Shoulders. Why?  because…well, so many of us hold tension there!

October 17 Relaxing the Hands. for all who use (or overuse) their hands.

October 24 Understanding the Jaw. Finding ways to play with the piece of the body we often disregard.

October 31 Surprise lesson…

Instructor: Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner Gillian Franks