The Y is proud to offer a variety of Active Older Adults programs committed to helping seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties.

There are a wide range of group exercise classes to choose from, including water exercise and SilverSneakers® classes. Gathering places are available at our centers for those who want to relax after exercising and chat over a cup of coffee with old friends or new friends. Informational programs on various topics are offered to exercise the mind while regular socials, potlucks and other events feed the spirit. For those with a sense of adventure, day trips to shows, museums, shopping and other educational, recreational or entertainment venues are also regularly offered. Maximize your membership and take full advantage of what your Y has to offer.

aquatic offerings include:

  • Shallow Aquafit
  • Aqua Challenge
  • Aqua Fusion
  • Power Splash
  • Water Walking
  • Senior Aqua Exercise

health and wellness classes include:

  • Zumba
  • Senior Aerobics
  • Strength Training

silverSneakers® Programming

The Milwaukee Y also offers Silver Sneakers®, the nation’s leading exercise program for active older adults who are Medicare eligible.  This innovative program provides opportunities for seniors to improve their fitness, health, and well-being.  Silver Sneakers classes are designed specifically for the unique health and physical needs of older adults. Taught by a certified instructor, classes focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

Silver Sneakers memberships are provided at no cost by several insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for a FREE membership to the YMCA.

Visit the Schedules page to find Silver Sneakers classes posted on our Group Exercise schedules.