Our Active Older Adults programs help seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and engaged community. Our programs include healthy eating seminars, group fitness classes and events designed to promote mental agility, good health and independence. Programs are open to all ages. We offer a variety of classes such as Chair Yoga, Functional Fitness, Bible Study, Tai Chi and more.

Group Exercise and Aquatics Schedule

Curious About the Classes?

Watch this video to see what a typical Active Older Adult class is like.


Some of the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA Active Older Adult classes are held at the Elks Lodge, 8350 SW Warm Springs Street, Tualatin, OR 97062. For more information about the classes, please contact Caz Thomson.


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AOA Group Exercise Classes

SilverSneakers® Classic

Increase muscular strength, range of movement, and balance with hand held weights, elastic tubing, and SilverSneakers® balls. Chairs are used for support.

SilverSneakers® Splash

Jump in for a fun low impact, shallow-water class that improves agility, flexibility and endurance. No swimming ability needed. A SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance with a standing circuit workout with a focus on upper body using weights. Chair support can be used ;if needed.

SilverSneakers® Yoga

Move through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered so you can perform a variety of seated & standing postures to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.

SilverSneakers® Cardiofit

Advanced class for active adults. Safe and effective low impact cardiovascular workout. Energizing and easy to follow moves for total body conditioning to increase cardiovascular & muscular endurance. Strength training also offered.

Zumba Gold®

Zumba® Gold is designed to meet the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. It's a dance-fitness class set to zesty Latin music, like Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and Reggaton.

Gentle Yoga

This class is designed to safely lead you through gentle stretches and yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. Blocks, straps and other props may be used to modify yoga poses. Students leave class feeling relaxed and renewed.

Specialty Paid Classes

We offer many different Tai Chi classes to suit your needs


TaijiFit : Flow into Better Aging 

A new way to embrace the benefits of Tai Chi—easy to follow moves, to allow you to flow into movement. Open to all levels. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

Date: Wednesdays, Apr. 8–June 10
Time: 1 PM–1:45 PM
Cost: Members $30, Program Participants $60


Tai Chi

Is a gentle, physical exercise that is excellent for joint mobility, balance and focus. Students will work on individual forms and also gain an understanding of the martial arts application of each form. Must complete beginner class before progressing to advance class.Beginners work on the Tai Chi 8 forms (poses) and Advance works on the Tai Chi 24 forms.


Date: Fridays Apr. 10 –June 12
Time: 2:15 PM–3 PM
Cost: Members $50, Program Participants $100



*Prerequisite: Must complete beginner class before progressing to advance class.
Date: Mondays, Apr. 6–June  8
Time: 2:15 PM–3 PM 
Cost: Members $50, Program Participants $100


Tai Chi for Balance  

Date: Thursdays 1 PM-1:45 PM, Apr. 9–June 11 
Time: 1 PM–1:45 PM
Cost: Member $30 Program Participants $60


Nia Winter 2020- Kickstart  Your Wellness in 2020 

Nia is a celebration workout for your mind, body and spirit, blending dance, martial arts and healing arts.  No experience necessary. Enjoy celebrating your wellness, mind, body and spirit. Open to all levels. 

Date: Apr. 7–June 9
Time: Tuesdays noon–1 PM, Apr 7–June 9
Cost: Members $50, Program Participants $100



Pushing the Boundaries-Fitness Camp for People Living with Parkinsons Disease

This is a special fitness camp for people living with Parkinsons Disease. We will work on functional movements, stability, balance and brain stimulation.  This camp is limited to 4 people.

Date: Fridays Apr. 3–May 8
Time: 11:30 AM–12:15 PM
Cost: Members $67.50, Program Participants $135



Lunch and Learns

Check back for fun, informative Lunch N Learns that are coming soon! 

Senior Wellness Faire

Join us for next year's Senior Wellness Faire on May 27, 2020, 10 AM–noon. Senior Wellness Faire attendees learn about the opportunities that are available to help prevent disease and injury—improve and enhance the quality of your life. Find inspiration and motivation to be an advocate for your own health and dive into the positive perceptions of aging.

Social Events

Check back for future get togethers. 

Spiritual Health

Bible Study

Contact Caz for more information.