YMCA of Greater Erie

Bootcamp Gold

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In this class you’ll learn age-appropriate circuit and strength training drills & imaginative ways to integrate interval training into your workout.  You will build stamina, and strength, blast fat, optimize cardio-respiratory fitness, and minimize stress of exercise on aging joints.  Note: Class appropriate for beginner bootcamp participants & older active adults.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y

Brunches

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An opportunity to sit down and share a meal with friends and Y members. Bring a dish to share, and a guest for free. Brunches are offered every other month, sign up at front desk.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

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Are you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity, and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 29 million people. A condition called prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but prediabetes can be reversed.

Chances are you know at least one person with diabetes and probably more than one with prediabetes. To find out if you are at risk, take this quick test. Then share the test with friends and family.

Goals?

Lifestyle coaches help participants reach the following goals:

  • lose a minimum of 7% of your starting weight
  • increase your physical activity to 150 minutes a week

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a BMI of 24 or greater
  • Have NO previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Either have a blood test result in the prediabetes range in the last year or score a 9 or higher on the CDC diabetes risk assessment
  • Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes

If you feel you meet one or more of the eligibility requirements please contact: Lana Kunik, Prevention Services Coordinator at the Sight Center of Northwest PA at (814) 455-0995 ext. 101 or lanak@sightcenternwpa.org.

The program is limited to 20 class participants and meets for one year.

 

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Functional Water Fitness

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Class is designed to teach fitness, improving participant’s efficiency of movement and ability to perform day to day activities more easily.  Keeps participant’s mind and body healthy through a series of exercises and games mimicking daily activities.  All exercises have modifications to accommodate varying degrees of fitness, complications from illness or chronic conditions.

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Healthy Back Aquatics Program

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Program is for individuals to learn how to exercise in the water to reduce back pain when it occurs and prevent painful back problems. this class is held in warm water pool.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Koffee Klatch

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Small informational programs covering different topics. They are offered every other month.

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Moving for Better Balance

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This Tai Chi based program is designed for older-active adults who can walk easily. Participants will feel stronger, have better balance, and flexibility by using coordinated and flowing movements.  For participants 55+

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Older Adult Fitness Assessments

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Offered throughout the year. Nine tests to evaluate balance, agility, flexibility, walking endurance, and strength. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Contact the Membership Desk for more information.

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Page Turners Book Club

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Engage with Others and Exercise Your Mind. Stimulate your mind and share your passion for reading at the Y’s Book Club.  Join a group of readers to participate in a fun and lively discussion of the groups selected book. This group meets monthly.

 October Book of the Month is:  What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

This group will meet at 11:00am on Thursday, October 5th

Glenwood Park YMCA – Fun-n-Fit Room

 

View Schedule for: Glenwood Y

Shallow Water Fitness

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The water fitness/aerobics program was developed for the YMCA by Mary E. Sanders, PhD. The exercises are performed primarily in a vertical position in shallow water.  Water resistance creates an environment that improves cardiovascular conditioning; strength and endurance; and flexibility and balance.  Classes will be in one of three formats: Regular Aerobics will work through all of the shallow water moves; Dance & Fun will incorporate elements of different dance forms and games designed to challenge dynamic balance; Cardio Intervals will challenge members’ strength and endurance.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Silver & Fit Fitness Program

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YMCA of Greater Erie locations are participating fitness facilities in the Silver & Fit Fitness Program – a program designed to help older adults achieve better health through regular exercise and health education.  Silver & Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness memberships through arrangements with certain health plans. Learn more at www.SilverandFit.com.  Programs offered in the spring and summer only at Camp Sherwin.

View Schedule for: Camp Sherwin, County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

SilverSneakers Classic

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Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for 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.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

SilverSneakers Fitness Program

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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.   Your SilverSneakers membership is offered to you at little or no cost through your health plan.  Learn more at www.silversneakers.com.  Schedules available at the Membership Desk.

View Schedule for: County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

SilverSneakers Yoga

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SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

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Splash Circuit

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This class is a shallow water class that blends cardio and muscular strength exercises into a series of progressions designed to challenge participants.  Classes begin with a warm-up then proceed into the circuit which is a series of alternating cardio and strength exercises.  A cool down and stretching complete class.  This format brings freshness and fun to participant’s aqua-training.  Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

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Tai Chi

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The Eastside Family YMCA is excited to now offer TAI CHI as one of our Group Exercises.

TAI CHI is an ancient Chinese tradition that has evolved over centuries to become a means of alleviating stress and anxiety, a form of “meditation in motion”. It has been shown to improve balance control, fitness, and flexibility, and to reduce the risk of falls in older people.

Join us Fridays at 11am in Studio 2 at the Eastside Y.

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Water Boot Camp

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This class meets in the shallow end of the large pool navel to nipple depth. This is the ultimate workout for total body fitness. A combination of cardio and muscle strength and endurance exercises are used. Work at your own pace; instructor-led modifications.

We combine a sequence of movements designed to get your heart pumping, build strength and endurance and improve your body composition from head to toe.  This class is choreographed to today’s popular music.

 

View Schedule for: Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

Y Water Fitness For Older Adults

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Shallow water exercise class that focuses on strength/endurance activities, balance work and target ADLs (activities of daily living).  Class held year-round at the Downtown, Eastside and Glenwood Park Ys.  Class held outdoors in the summer at the Eastside Y and Camp Sherwin.

View Schedule for: Camp Sherwin, Eastside Y, Glenwood Y

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