YMCA of Greater Waukesha County
The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is offered in partnership with select health plans at no additional cost to Medicare-eligible members.
Each member is entitled to a membership at the Y. The membership includes the SilverSneakers® classes, group exercise classes, social activities, access to the fitness center, use of the pool, sauna, and whirlpool, and so much more.
The SilverSneakers® classes offer multi-level equipment based strength and conditioning exercises designed for Medicare-eligible individuals. The classes are easy on your joints and appropriate for individuals who exercise regularly as well as those new to exercise or who may not have exercised in years. The exercises are designed to improve your strength, flexibility, and the ability to perform functional activities such as getting out of your car or lifting your grandchildren. It is never too late to start exercising. You do not need to be a SilverSneakers® member to take these classes. You can do this!
The target market for SilverSneakers® is primarily adults 65 and older with activity levels ranging from active to semi-sedentary. All SilverSneakers® programs are free for members. There are no initiation or monthly fees for membership in this program. Your healthcare insurance provider offers this service to you at no additional cost. However, if you request any services that are not included in the basic Y membership there may be an additional charge.
To check your eligibility please visit the SilverSneakers® website at www.silversneakers.com.
Please see your local Y for days and times of specific class offerings.
Advanced class for those desiring a cardio workout. Standing, low-impact aerobic activity to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance alternated with standing upper body strength work with hand-held weights, tubing, and SilverSneakers® ball.
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance; a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
Move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! This class offers lots of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance, and coordination.