SilverSneakers™ Classic

Have fun with a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength and range of movement.

SilverSneakers™ Classic

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 used for seated or standing support.

Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00AM
Tuesday instructor: Shelly Williams
Thursday instructor: Alana Martin

  • Alana Martin

    Classes Taught
    SilverSneakers™ Classic
    Experience
    Began in 2005
    Qualifications
    Certified SilverSneakers Instructor and YMCA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Shelly Williams

    Instructing at the YMCA since 2012. SilverSneakers™ certified instructor.

    Classes Taught
    SilverSneakers™, Water Aerobics
    Experience
    2012
    Qualifications
    YMCA member for many years

  • Tuesday
    Silver Sneakers Classic
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thursday
    Silver Sneakers Classic
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    • Silver Sneakers Classic
      9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    • Silver Sneakers Classic
      9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Health Benefits

  • Do I need to do vigorous exercise?
    No, it is possible to lower your health risks doing moderate-level activities. If you want to attain a high level of cardiovascular fitness, you should gradually work up to exercising on most days of the week for 30 to 60 minutes at 50 to 80 percent of your maximum capacity.
  • I have been inactive for years. Shouldn’t I see a doctor before I start exercising?
    Older adults who are inactive and at high risk for heart disease (or who already have a medical condition) should seek medical advice before starting or significantly increasing their physical activity. Most healthy people of any age safely can engage in moderate levels of physical activity (e.g., moderate walking, gardening, yard work) without consulting a doctor first.
  • How much physical activity is enough?

    If you’re inactive, doing anything is better than nothing! Studies show that people who have a low fitness level are much more likely to die early than people who have achieved even a moderate level of fitness. If you want to exceed a moderate level of fitness, you need to exercise for 30 to 60 minutes, on most days of the week, at 50 to 80 percent of your maximum capacity.

  • Is exercise safe?
    The potential health benefits of exercise greatly outweigh the risk, although there is a very slight increased risk of death due to heart attack during vigorous exercise. Consult your doctor first if you are an older adult, have any concerns, have been sedentary, are overweight or have a medical condition.
  • Do I need to do vigorous exercise?
    No, it is possible to lower your health risks doing moderate-level activities. If you want to attain a high level of cardiovascular fitness, you should gradually work up to exercising on most days of the week for 30 to 60 minutes at 50 to 80 percent of your maximum capacity.
  • Does exercise counteract the harmful effects of other risk factors?
    Studies show that being physically fit lowers heart disease risk even in people who have other health problems such as high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. To minimize risk, however, you should be physically fit and avoid the other major risk factors you can do something about: cigarette smoke, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and overweight.
  • Do women get the same benefits from exercise as men?

    Most studies showing the positive effects of exercise have been done with men. The few studies that have included women have indicated that women may benefit even more than men from being physically fit. Early indications show that physically fit women enjoy even greater reduced rates of death from heart disease than men.

    Women who don’t exercise have twice the chance of dying from heart disease as women who do exercise. Similarly, women who smoke double their chances of dying from heart disease when compared to women who don’t smoke. Women may live longer than men, but they don’t necessarily live better. Elderly women who haven’t been physically active experience more disability in their daily functioning than women who’ve been active.

  • I am an older adult. Is it too late for me to become physically active? Should I take special precautions?

    More and more older adults are proving every day that they aren’t too old to exercise. In fact, the older you are, the more you need regular exercise. However, you should take some special precautions.

    • If you have a family history of heart disease, check with your doctor first.
    • Don’t try to do too much too fast.
    • Exercise at an intensity appropriate for you.
    • Pick activities that are fun, that suit your needs and that you can do year-round.
    • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
    • Choose a well-lighted, safe place with a smooth, soft surface.
    • Take more time to warm up and cool down before and after your workout.
    • Stretch slowly.

  • As a parent, how can I make sure that my children (or grandchildren) are physically fit?
    Set a good example by practicing heart-healthy habits yourself. Limit sedentary activities such as television, movies, videos and computer games to no more than two hours a day. Plan active family outings and vacations. Assign household chores (mowing lawns, raking leaves, scrubbing floors, etc.) that require physical exertion. Observe what sports and activities appeal to your children, and then encourage their development with lessons or by joining teams. If it’s safe to walk or bike rather than drive, do so. Use stairs instead of elevators and escalators. Make sure that your children’s physical activities at school or in daycare are adequate. When your children are bored, suggest something that gets them moving, like playing catch or building a snowman!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our facility and fitness classes require CLEAN SHOES. Clean shoes are not just new shoes, but shoes that have never been worn outside. Walking across the parking lot drags in tar, stones, dirt, snow, and salt.

  • Upcoming Events

    Nov05
    9th Annual Turkey Trot 2017Time: 9:00 AM
    Dec02
    2017 Breakfast with SantaTime: 8:30 AM
    Apr28
    2018 Ridgway TriathlonTime: 11:00 AM
  • The Ridgway YMCA has so much to offer!

    Aqua Zumba
    Barre
    Boot Camp
    Combat
    Firming and Toning Circuit
    Jen’s Step & Sculpt
    Pilates
    Pump
    SilverSneakers Classic
    Silver Yoga
    Total Firming & Toning Blast
    Water Aerobics
    Yoga
    ZUMBA

    Additional programs offered at your Y!
    Child Care Center, Stars III accredited
    Call Shawna for more info
    Cheerleading
    Gymnastics
    Summer Camp
    Swim Lessons
    Wellbeats
    Volleyball
    4H After School Program


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