YMCA of Greater Houston

Active Older Adults

YMCA Active Older AdultsThe Y has fitness classes specifically designed for older adults. They give participants an opportunity to stay physically active or in some cases, to overcome their fear of exercise and begin being physically active.

Y Active Older Adult fitness programs accommodate a wide variety of interests and functional abilities of older adults. Active Older Adults programs include water exercise, yoga and stretching classes and walking clubs. Many of our YMCAs also offer socialization opportunities such as book club, bridge club and lunch club.


SilverSneakers® is a preventative exercise program that enhances the quality of life for mature adults across the country. One of the largest senior-focused exercise programs in the United States, this partnership between HCD and HMOs allows Medicare-eligible members of these health plans to participate in YMCA programs at no additional cost.  

50 Moving Forward

50 Moving Forward is designed with you in mind, 50 years and older, juggling a variety of responsibilities at home and possibly at work and in your community, yet perhaps not always leaving enough time to focus on yourself. With 50 Moving Forward, you'll learn how even small differences in lifestyle choices can have positive health benefits. 50 Moving Forward can help you enjoy life and meet your responsibilities while you improve your health and well-being. Click here for more information.


To find an Active Older Adult group exercise class, click here. To find an Active Older Adult program at a local YMCA, click here.