Active Aging

Senior Strength.
Senior Commitment.

Our Active Aging programs help seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle and engaged community. Our programs include healthy eating seminars and events designed to promote mental agility, good health, and independence.

Programs are open to all ages. Older adults are some of our most loyal members. Making new friends and becoming part of our awesome senior community are added benefits.

Class Schedules

Beaverton YMCA Class Schedule

Clark County YMCA Class Schedule

Sherwood YMCA Class Schedule

Active Aging

Zumba® Gold

Join a dance-fitness class set to lively Latin music, including salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and other global rhythms.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Gentle Yoga

Experience a class tailored to safely guide you through gentle stretches and yoga poses, enhancing strength, flexibility, and balance. Utilizing blocks, straps, and other props allows for modifications in yoga poses. Students leave the class feeling relaxed and revitalized.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Tai Chi

A therapeutic practice that merges various martial arts motions with the circulation of Qi (energy), incorporating breathing and stretching techniques.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Seniors on Strength

Engage in a full-body strength class with a focus on enhancing balance, stability, and strength. Utilize a chair for added support, and cardio elements may be incorporated for an extra boost.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Strength and Stability

Build strength and stability to support balance, prevent falls, and enhance daily activities. Utilize a chair for added support, and incorporate weights, a ball, and a band into the class.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Gentle Strength

Geared for the young at heart, this is a low-impact total body-conditioning workout. Strength, conditioning and flexibility are the main focus of the workout. Check the schedule to see which of our facilities offer this amazing class!

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness is a low impact group exercise class tailored to help you get stronger in everyday life. This class is a great transitional class for a new exerciser or someone interested in beginning a land based exercise program. Check the schedule to see which of our facilities offer this amazing class!

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Stressless Stretch

This simple, slow-paced class focuses on relaxing stretches. Participate in these gentle stretching movements along with breathing exercises to promote deep relaxation, stress release and flexibility. Suitable for all members. Check the schedule to see which of our facilities offer this amazing class!

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Zumba Gold®+ Circuit

Perfect for Zumba® fans who want to add circuit training. The Latin-inspired dance rhythms of Zumba® Gold combine with the benefits of metabolism-boosting strength training for one complete workout. Check the schedule to see which of our facilities offer this amazing class!

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Tai Chi

A healing act that combines many martial arts movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing and stretching techniques. Check the schedule to see which of our facilities offer this amazing class!

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Open Tai Chi

The area is open for students to engage in independent Tai Chi practice. No instructor is on-site. Tai Chi, a healing practice, blends martial arts flowing movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing, and stretching techniques.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Water Walking

Engage in low-impact walking, stretching, and gentle resistance exercises – a perfect progression from arthritis class yet gentler than water aerobics. Ideal for building strength and balance, it's a great choice for health seekers starting or revisiting their fitness journey.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Chair Yoga

Experience chair support guiding you through a sequence of seated and standing yoga poses, enhancing balance, range of motion, and flexibility. The class concludes with relaxation and breathing exercises to reduce stress and clear the mind.

  • FREE for members
  • Level: All
  • See your doctor first to be cleared for exercise

Important Information

As always, check with your doctor before attending a class.

Stay informed with the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette app. You can scan your pass, view schedules, see upcoming events, receive notifications on classes and so much more. Download the app from Google Play or your iTunes app store.

  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Water bottle
  • Athletic shoes that provide adequate support and good traction to avoid slipping

ATTIRE AND WHAT TO BRING FOR WATER FITNESS CLASSES

  • Come to class ready for the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required, no basketball shorts, street clothes, etc.
  • Towel, water bottle

Joe and Lillian's Y Story

The most important factor is our health.  Both of us are in good health for our age.  Both our doctors are very pleased with our overall daily routines.  Blood pressures and other vitals are good- all the result of regular exercise.

Another important reason to belong to the Y is the wonderful friends you will make over the years.   Social activity is so important.  Social interaction is important for older people.  They need a place to be happy and have fun just to get out of the house and not be alone. 

Come for the activities.
Discover the Community.