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YMCA’s Forever Well program offers an active lifestyle for seniors

CLARION, Pa. – The YMCA of Clarion County offers classes to promote an active lifestyle among seniors.

The Forever Well program offers a wide range of courses for all levels. Land courses are free for SilverSneakers and YMCA members or $25/month for non-members/$3 for non-members. Streams cost $5 per month for members.

SilverSneakers Classic (Beginner) Monday and Wednesday 10.30am-11.15am

Have fun and move to the beat with a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of motion, and activities of daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

Senior on the Ball (Intermediate) Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

For the senior who needs more of a challenge. This class includes a variety of muscle strength activities and a range of movement activities, all performed while seated on a stability ball. If you prefer, you can sit on a chair instead of on the ball.

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Strength and stability senior (intermediate) Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This class is designed to increase strength, balance, coordination, agility, endurance and flexibility. Each class consists of a full body workout with the use of bands, dumbbells, medicine balls and your own body weight for resistance exercises. A stability ball and chair are also available if needed. Each class also includes stretches for range of motion and movement drills for balance and agility.

Upper level (advanced) Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

For seniors who need a “step above” the Senior on the Ball class. The class includes cardio, strength and flexibility training in a low impact class.

SilverSneakers Yoga Friday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Move your entire body through a full series of seated and standing yoga poses. A chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of motion. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Water-based classes

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SENIOR SPLASH WITH RENEE

Activate your desire for variety. Senior Splash offers fun moves in shallow water to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular conditioning, strength and endurance. The level can be easily changed and will help with balance, strength and coordination.

  • Tuesday 8:45 a.m.—9:30 a.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
  • $5 registration fee per class for non-members
  • Monthly fee: $5/member; $27/non-member

AQUA CARDIO WITH SUSAN

This high-energy cardio class focuses on stretching, toning, muscle strengthening, and cardiovascular exercise while using water resistance and equipment. This class is easily modified for different levels and provides a fun atmosphere.

  • Tuesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Monthly fee: $5/member; $40/non-members;
  • $7 registration fee per class for non-members

AQUATIC ARTHRITIS

Classes are low impact, often use flotation aids, and are tailored to meet the needs of enrollees. Relieve your joints in our heated swimming pool! The instructor is certified by the Arthritis Foundation.

  • Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Monthly fee: $5/member; $27/Non-members;
  • $5 registration fee per class for non-members

AQUATIC SPLASHES

This energizing water workout will keep your heart rate up and your muscles moving. This class is fast but easily editable for all ability levels. Take part in a great workout!

  • Monday & Wednesday 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
  • Monday & Thursday 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
  • Monthly fee: $5/member; $27/Non-members;
  • $5 registration fee per class for non-members

For more information contact the YMCA of Clarion County at 814-764-3400 or email [email protected]

About the YMCA

YMCA of Clarion County hours of operation are: weekdays 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information about Clarion County’s YMCA and Y programs, please visit the YMCA’s website at www.clarioncountyymca.org, call 814-764-3400, and follow the Y on Facebook.

The Clarion County YMCA is a branch of the Scenic Rivers Association, which includes the Oil City YMCA, Clarion County YMCA, and Camp Coffman YMCA.

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