Active Older Adults

The YMCA offers all kinds of wellness opportunities for active older adults—from baby boomers to seniors—including physical fitness, water exercise, social activities and more.   


There are several fitness classes available for your age group. Drop in to a group exercise class like Active Older Adult Group Cycle or SilverSneakers® Circuit. You can also train with a small group by signing up for Group Personal Training like Building Better Balance or Strength Training for Seniors.

If you’re not sure how to get started, ask a membership staff member about group orientation.  During orientation, you’ll get an in-depth look at all programs and classes for active older adults and how-to information for making the most of your Y experience.

Wellness Consultations

Members can take advantage of a complimentary Wellness Consultation—an opportunity to become comfortable in your YMCA by meeting with a fitness professional. We’ll assess your goals and needs and support your path to a healthy lifestyle. As part of a Wellness Consultation, you can request a fall risk assessment and/or senior fitness assessment.  To request a consultation, please contact Melissa Kirby, Healthy Living Director, at (605) 336-3190 or

Silver Sneakers

You may be eligible for a FREE membership!  Did you know 1 out of 5 people, age 65 and older, are eligible for this fitness benefit? If you’re a group retiree or part of a Medicare health plan, you may already have a Silver Sneakers membership valid at our YMCA!  If you are not eligible, no problem!  The YMCA offers a discounted membership for seniors and financial assistance is available.  

Silver Sneakers Classic

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 ball are offered for resistance and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Silver Sneakers Social Hour

Don't forget to grab a cup of coffee and a snack from our Schwan's vending machine while you and your friends hang out at our Terrace Café.  We also have a monthly birthday pot-luck brunch!


Silver Fit

You may be eligible for a FREE membership!  The Silver & Fit® Program, a subsidiary of American Specialty Health, is an exercise and healthy aging program specifically designed for older adults who want to improve their quality of life through exercise and fun.

The Silver&Fit® Program offers free or low-cost health club memberships at YMCAs nationwide, supported by participating health plans through their Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement programs.

If you are not eligible, no problem!  The YMCA offers a discounted membership for seniors and financial assistance is available.