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 Active Older Adult 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! While these programs are open to all adults, we have found that they are especially helpful for our members looking for low-impact classes. Visit the Member Services Desk for more information.
Arthritis Exercise Program
This class is designed to help participants improve joint flexibility and increase range of motion. Under the guidance of a certified Arthritis Foundation instructor, you will learn exercises to maintain muscle strength, decrease pain and increase overall stamina. Classes are free with membership. For more information, please contact the Member Services Desk. Classes are held at our 6 Saddle Road facility.
A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Classes are at our 6 Saddle Road facility.
NEW! Evolve Fitness for Living: Parkinson's Wellness & Fitness
NEW! Evolve Fitness for Living is a wellness and fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson's Disease and other chronic diseases. This program is designed to optimize physical function and help delay the progression of symptoms. We are striving to aide in enhancing daily quality of life by building power, strength, flexibility, and gait. Note: If necessary, participants can use chairs for support and increase the weight they use for strength training at their own pace. This specialty program will engage you physically amd socially to strengthen the whole person. Classes will take place in our fitness studio located at 6 Saddle Road in Cedar Knolls (around the corner from the YMCA). All participants must pre-register. This program will run 8 weeks and meets twice a week.
Fee: $90 for GMY Members
$200 for Non-Members
Days*: Option 1: Tuesdays & Thursday mornings from 8:15am to 9:15am
Option 2: Mondays & Wednesday afternoons from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Session: Week of 01.13.20 to week of 03.02.20
* Days / times cannot be interchanged. You either register for the morning OR afternoon session.
This class is for people seeking low-impact exercise to help alleviate pain and stiffness. A certified instructor leads range of motion, stretching, breathing exercises and light aerobics exercises. For more information, please contact the Member Services Desk.
Healthy Heart Wellness Program
This three-month program is open to anyone but specifically designed for those who want to improve or maintain their heart health, whether or not they have had surgery or a cardiac event. Participant's vitals are monitored closely and the class includes walking, light weights, and flexibility. Registration is required. Non-members are welcomed.
Fee: $100 for GMY Members
$200 for Non-Members
Days: Mondays: 10:00am - 11:30am (unmonitored)
Room is open only for Healthy Heart participants
Wednesdays: 10:00am - 11:30am
Fridays: 10:15am - 11:45am (monitored)
Session: 01.03.20 to 03.27.20
Low Impact Aerobics
Exercises during which you always have one foot on the floor, minimizing the landing force of your feet on the floor. This low intensity activity can still significantly raise your heart rate to the point where it benefits your cardiovascular and respiratory system. For more information, please contact the Member Services Desk.
NIA tones your mind and tunes your body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear and emotionally balanced. NIA cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes in body, mind, and spirit. NIA is practiced barefoot, non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Classes are free with membership.
This popular sport is for all ages and athletic abilities. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. Play as singles or doubles. Check the gym schedule for times.
Senior Stretch and Strength
Move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase the muscular strength & range of movement for activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles & a ball are offered for resistance. A chair may be used for seated and/or standing support.
An ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. For more information, please contact the Member Services Desk.