Today's seniors are more health conscious than ever before.

At the YMCA we've made the health and fitness of our seniors a top priority by providing programs for the spirit, mind and body. Through group exercise classes and aquatic programs that concentrate on mobility and flexibility, dance classes, social events, and volunteer activities, the YMCA is bringing Seniors / Active Older Adults (AOA) together for camaraderie, fellowship and fun!

Our Senior Programming is proudly sponsored by:

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Seniors/AOA programs are FREE for Y members!

Senior Fitness classes include:

SilverSneakers® Classic

Have fun & move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, & activity for daily living skills.  Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, & a ball are offered for resistance, & a chair is used for seated &/or standing support.

SilverSneakers Yoga® 

This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated & standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance & range of movement.

SilverSneakers Circuit®

This class combines aerobic and anaerobic segments designed to boost your metabolism and increase your cardiovascular endurance.  Floor work is included in this class. 

Zumba Gold®

This class takes the original concept of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors and beginners. This class improves balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular strength. Participants will learn the basic dance steps of the salsa, meringue,cha cha, mambo, cumbia, calypso and even a little rock and roll!

AOA (Active Older Adult) Aerobics

Designed specifically for the active older adult population. Movement set to music with the goal of improving the cardiovascular system and increasing energy levels. Class is a combination of low-impact cardiovascular exercises, muscular strength.

AOA Water Exercise

A program designed especially for adults with any form of muscle, bone, or joint discomfort.  An instructor will lead the class through gentle exercise, which increases flexibility & endurance.  The exercises also improve circulation & strengthen the spirit, mind, & body.

AOA Cycling

AOA stands for Active Older Adult. This cycling class is designed for Active Older Adult members but open to all ages. This workout is performed on stationary bicycles. Class size is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. 

AOA Corn Toss 

Corn Toss is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn  at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches (or exceeds) the score of 21.

AOA Volleyball 

Active Older Adult Volleyball a great way to stay active, have fun, and meet new people. A beach ball is used to play on a standard indoor volleyball court.


If you are looking for a way to reduce stress, consider Tai chi. (TIE-chee). Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce stress and improve health.  Tai Chi is sometimes described as “medication in motion” because it promotes serenity through gentle movements, connecting the mind and body.

Active Older Adult Line Dancing

This class is designed to be a low-impact dance class just for seniors! Our instructor will teach you the latest and greatest “old school” line dances. 

Senior Showcase

Healthways and the YMCA of Greater Dayton is proud to host our annual Senior Showcase. This six day event will be provided for YMCA of Greater Dayton members age 55 and over to compete in a variety of events as they represent their home YMCA. Prizes will be awarded for each event as well as the top three YMCA’s in the association. The Senior Showcase takes place every year in the Fall. Check our Calendar of Events page here to find out more information! 

Events Include:
Pickleball1-Mile Walk
1 Mile Run1 Mile Walking Relay
1 Mile Running RelayBeach Ball Volleyball
50-yard swimSwim Relay
Corn TossFree Throws
Texas Hold 'EmEuchre
Trivia (regular and musical)Line Dancing
CheckersPaper Airplane Toss
Free Style DanceLip Sync
Pickleball Tournament at the Senior Showcase