Active Lives for Older Adults

Older adults, individuals 55 and above, are a significant and growing segment of our communities. All seniors benefit from engaging in Y activities that enhance connections, decrease a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being. Maintain your health and functional ability with programs designed especially for the needs of Seniors. We begin to lose bone density, balance and coordination as we age. The good news is that there is something we can do about it! Strength training and creating a fitness regime can deter or prevent these issues from occurring. Our Senior classes will teach you how to build muscle strength, endurance and increase mobility. Everyday activities will become easier, posture will improve and you’ll look and feel great!

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga offers fitness and exercise programs specifically geared toward older adults. As you age, regular exercise is more important than ever to your overall health. Before starting an exercise program you should consult your doctor. New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

Visit, call or click on a specific YMCA branch for more information on programs for active older adults.