Active Older Adults

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA offers a variety of opportunities for adults ages 55 and better to stay active, engaged and connected with others. From physical activity to social events and new adventures, our Active Older Adults program provides opportunities for ALL to make this chapter in life the BEST one yet! 

We offer unlimited group exercise and water fitness classes, as well as programs to help manage arthritis, reduce the risk of falls, prevent and control diabetes, regain strength after cancer and more. Clubs, group outings and volunteer opportunities are also available.

Group Exercise Classes

Our YMCAs offer low-impact group exercise classes like Chair Yoga, Senior Cycle, SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit, Line Dancing, and water aerobics classes that are easy on the joints and muscles.

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Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Diseases, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes, affect 3 out of 5 Americans. Chronic Disease Prevention Programs at the YMCA offer both physical and emotional support for those living with a chronic disease. Thanks to many donors, these programs are provided to participants for free or at a low cost.

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Personal Training

No matter your current ability or location, our personal trainers will help you set new goals and give you the training prescription to attain them. Our Certified Personal Trainers can help you with weight loss, body toning, sport-specific training, injury prevention, and post-rehabilitation, PLUS helping you develop and reach your goals for a healthier you!

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Physical Benefits

Adults 55 and older are at a higher risk for falls. Regular physical activity is proven to improve strength and flexibility which leads to improved balance and coordination.

Mental Health Benefits

Participating in regular physical activity and belonging to a group can also lead to improved mental health and cognitive function.

Social Benefits

Maintaining strong social connections is important for older adults. Our group exercise classes and social and learning opportunities provide a great opportunity to meet new friends and to build connections.

Frequently Asked Questions

AOA classes are designed for adults aged 55 and better to stay physically active and engaged while connecting with others.

When you view our Group Exercise classes on the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA website or App, click the description next to the AOA class you would like to take. 

These classes are designed for members 55 years old and better.

When you view your YMCA’s schedule online, find a group exercise you would like to take and click “Sign Up” online. Or download our App by searching “Daxko” in your App Store then select our YMCA “Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA.”

All of these classes are designed to incorporate a chair, but our instructors give options for exercise in both a seated and standing position based on the ability level of members.

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