Active Older Adults

At the YMCA you are not just a part of the facility, you become part of our community! We have many options and activities for our active older adults, including SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit members! Our Active Older Adult Programs empower active aging and promote greater health engagement and accountability by providing members with regular senior-focused exercise classes and social opportunities. We encourage and empower members at every age and stage of life to enjoy greater physical activity, connectivity and productivity. All of the programs and events listed below are included in a YMCA membership and are targeted for ages 50+. 

Active Older Adults Exercise Program

The Active Older Adults is a FREE 12-week exercise program for beginners. This is an opportunity for older adults looking to gain more knowledge in the Fitness Center regarding the machines, cardio and strength conditioning, balance and flexibility. This program takes place in a small-group setting of four individuals per session. Please register online, at the Member Services Desk, or call 701.356.1448.

Upcoming Sessions

May 22 – August 9 Tues & Thurs 9:00 – 9:45am Fercho YMCA
June 4 – August 29 Mon & Wed 9:00 – 9:45am Schlossman YMCA
July 10 – September 27 Tues & Thurs 2:00 – 2:45pm Schlossman YMCA
Noontime Noodles

Join us for a potluck-style lunch and guest speakers, who will cover health-related topics! This is a great time to get to know other members of the YMCA! No registration required – simply show up!

Schlossman YMCA 11:15am – 1:00pm Every 3rd Tues
Fercho YMCA 11:15am – 1:00pm Every 3rd Thurs

Cards

Enjoy Pinochle, whist, cribbage, dominos and more! Don’t worry – if you’re not sure how to play any of these games, we’ll teach you! No registration required – simply show up!

Fercho YMCA Thursdays 11:15am – 12:00pm FREE for members

Book Club
 

Read, gather, and discuss with other book lovers on a regular basis. Enjoy a different book each month! Books are provided to each participant by the Fargo Public Library. Please register by calling 701.356.1448.

Fercho YMCA 9:30 – 10:00am FREE for members

Active Older Adult Group Fitness Classes

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, improve range of movement and balance, and gain energy in order to energize your active lifestyle using low-impact movements that focus specifically on building upper-body and core strength plus cardio endurance. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing and exercise balls are used in various exercises. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. To view or Active Older Adult Group Fitness Classes, view our Fercho Group Fitness Schedule, Schlossman Group Fitness Schedule and Pool Schedule. Downloadable PDFs are available, as well.

  • SilverSneakers® Circuit (land)
  • SilverSneakers® Classic (land)
  • SilverSneakers® Yoga (land)
  • XABeat Lite (land)
  • SilverSneakers (water)
  • SilverSneakers® Yoga (water)

For more information on Active Older Adults Programs, please contact Katelyn Whittenburg at 701.356.1448 or katelyn.whittenburg@ymcacassclay.org