YMCA New Year’s Tips - Activities and Fitness Tips for Seniors

Published: Jan. 14, 2015 at 3:28 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - People of all ages love working out at the YMCA, which offers hundreds of group exercise classes, programs and activities tailored for all fitness levels and abilities, interests and ages.

Seniors especially like the variety of programs offered for "active older adults" including Zumba Gold, Yoga, Tai Chi, water exercise classes in the heated pools and specialized fitness classes for those who may be living with chronic diseases such as arthritis or Parkinson's Disease.

Senior program at the Y also include free health classes on nutrition, fall prevention, and even cyber safety; social events such as book clubs, hikes, cooking demonstrations and potlucks.

The Y offers a senior membership rate – but there are also several Medicare health insurance companies that offer a free Y membership with some of their plans. These include certain medicare plans with HMSA, Kaiser and Ohana – seniors need to check with their medicare plan provider.

The YMCA of Honolulu is also offering a Free 7-Day Pass good through January 31 – a great way for seniors to try out the Y and special programs and classes for active older adults. The pass is available online or by stopping by any of the YMCA's seven branch facilities.

Seniors should encourage their older children to join with their families as the Y is a perfect multi-generational place for everyone to get healthy and fit at.

Family memberships at the Y which include parents and their children for one affordable monthly fee with access to all 7 YMCA Branch facilities, pools, hundreds of exercise classes and up to 20 percent off of youth and teen programs, swim classes, Camp Erdman and youth sports and dance AND free child watch for children ages 3 months and older while parents work out.

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