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YMCA of MARTA'S VINEYARD

welcome healthy agers!

Join the growing healthy ager population in the nurturing environment of the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard! Find new and existing friends as you work together to improve your health, intellectual and spiritual strength. If you are new to the Vineyard, or a lifelong resident, we welcome you to our very special island community.

Don't know where to start? Below are some pointers from our Healthy Aging Coordinator Betty.

Healthy Agers Group Exercise Schedule

soft on joints

If getting down on the floor is difficult:

Sit 2b fit

This class builds cardiovascular capacity (both sitting and standing), strength building, flexibility and balance.

Broadway Dance

Have you ever wanted to dance on Broadway with dancers from Chorus Line or Cats? Join Judy Kranz, former Broadway dancer, for Broadway Dance classes. All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary.

Water Aerobics

For swimmers and non-swimmers, this class is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, to improve muscle strength, flexibility.


Beginner to Group Ex.

If you are a beginner to formal exercise, can get down on the floor and on and off a bike:

Zumba

A basic choreography of Salsa, Samba and Latino style moves, mixed in a free style choreography to give you the best aerobic workout of your life.

Tai Chi

The practice of letting go of our resistance to change through dynamic relaxation, energy cultivation, conservation and self-defense. This class covers basic stretching and warm-ups and a selection of beginning Tai Chi postures.

Silver Yoga

A beginner/intermediate level of yoga, focuses on a wide variety of postures both gentle and intermediate. This class helps students to develop breath awareness and control while moving at a moderate pace.

Barre

Fluid, athletic movement that are specifically designed to strengthen and lengthen. Create endurance through strength and flexibility through stretching.

Mat Pilates

Classical Pilates mat, a total body workout emphasizing core strength, muscular length, strength and flexibility. A challenging class across the spectrum from novice to athlete.

Afternoon Stretch

Stretching and flexibility session to help you gently target and relax tired muscles.

Down Shift

A beginner level suited to learn the basics of cycling. Perfect for new riders, active agers and rehabilitation.

Water Aerobics

For Swimmers and non-swimmers, this class is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, to improve muscle strength, flexibility.


Training up a notch

If you are comfortable with weights, interval training and intense core work, already active and want to push your training up a notch:

Senior Blast

For intermediate to advanced active agers, this is a high energy class with aerobic, core, weight training designed to improve endurance, strength of primary muscle groups. Not for the faint of heart!

Zumba Dance

Take what you do in Zumba and add the party! Dance till you drop with choreographed, music driven, Latin inspired Zumba dance.

Deep Water Training

Train in the deep end wearing a flotation belt to experience this program. Alternate between high and low intensity moves to increase power and strength, and improve cardiovascular endurance.

Aqua HIIT

High intensity interval training in the pool. This is a shallow water workout high in intensity without the impact.

Body Pump

Original barbell class that strengthens the entire body and challenges all major muscle groups.

Y Cycle

Workout focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, intensity and recovery to simulate a ride in real terrain. For all skill levels, an all-terrain adventure.

Morning Motivator

Workout focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, intensity and recovery to simulate a ride in real terrain. For all skill levels, an all-terrain adventure.

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Must sign in for Cycling, Barre and BodyPump classes at the Member Service Desk in order to reserve a spot (available 30 min prior to class start time)

Not all classes listed above are offered year-round, please check the Group Exercise Schedule for the monthly offerings.

OPEN STUDIO HOURS

Mon-Fri 1:3Opm-3:30pm
Sat 1:00-2:45pm
Sun 11:45am-2:45pm


Physical activity is essential in maintaining a higher quality of life and independence among active agers. Regular exercise provides many practical benefits, including reducing the risk of diseases, injury and conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. Stronger muscles, better balance and coordination, and higher energy levels all work together to maintain or improve basic living skills.

Try a class today!

Contact

Betty Robie

Healthy Aging Coordinator
brobie@ymcamv.org or x121

Class Schedules