Marshfield Area YMCA  •  410 West McMillan Street  •  Marshfield, WI 54449  •  Phone: 715-387-4900  •  Fax: 715-384-7085
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Wellness for Active Older Adults

Group Exercise Classes

These classes are designed specifically for active older adults. See attached brochure for detailed class information, along with class fees.

Rusty Hinges: This class is held offsite at Cedar Rail Court, 601 South Cedar Avenue, Marshfield; and at Parkview Apartments, 606 South Walnut Avenue, Marshfield. Rusty Hinges utilizes exercises that can help increase and maintain strength, range of motion, stabilization, and flexibility. The majority of the class is done seated using light hand weights, therapy bands, mini balls and gentle stretching.

Senior Chair Yoga: Enjoy all the benefits of yoga such as mindfulness and flexibility in this gentle style yoga class that is done with the help of a chair and other props including blocks and straps; all used to aid with stability and balance. Perfect for seniors or those with arthritis or mobility issues.

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 available if needed for seated or standing support.

Strong You: This safe and effective exercise program is designed to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility. Benefits of strength training include increased muscle mass and strength, improved bone density, improved self-confidence, sleep and vitality, reduced risk of chronic diseases, and improved function for daily living activities. A motivating instructor, network of supportive friends, and a total body workout help make this a positive experience for all active older adults. This class is held offsite at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 502 W McMillan St, Marshfield.

Seniors On The Move: For those seniors who enjoy travel, our Seniors on the Move program is for you. Senior activity trips are planned throughout the year for fun and fellowship. From snowshoeing in the Northwoods to taking a day trip to a wildlife center, every trip is a fun and memorable experience. Come, be active, stay well and have fun.