ENGAGE AT EVERY AGE

 

The Y has fitness classes specifically designed for older adults. These programs give participants an opportunity to stay physically active or, in some cases, overcome a fear of exercise and begin being physically active for the first time. Active Older Adults programs include water exercise, yoga and stretching classes, strength and aerobic conditioning classes, and walking more. Many of our YMCA locations also offer socialization opportunities, such as parties and guest speakers.

Bellingham YMCA SilverSneakers schedule:

9:00-9:45am SilverSneakers Circuit Mon/Wed/Fri
10:00-10:45am SilverSneakers Yoga Mon/Wed
  Balance Class Fri
11:00am-12:00pm SilverSneakers Circuit Mon/Wed/Fri

 

SilverSneakers®

 

SilverSneakers® is a comprehensive physical activity program that improves overall well-being, strength and social interaction while offering engaging variety for all levels and abilities.This program is provided to medicare-eligible seniors enrolled with participating health plans. SilverSneakers® provides access to fitness equipment, specially designed exercise classes, social connections, online educational content and a sense of community. If eligible for SilverSneakers®, members can participate in other YMCA programs at no additional cost (excluding specialty classes in which case the Y member discount will be applied to the fee). You don't have to be eligible for SilverSneakers to participate in the SilverSneakers classes.

 

Bellingham, Ferndale, & Lynden Senior Functional Fitness Testing

This test measures the physical ability to perform everyday activities for adults over the age of 60. A report is provided to assist seniors in setting goals. Offered once a month, our Welcome Desk staff can help you make an appointment.

 

BELLINGHAM SENIOR FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TESTING >

 

FERNDALE SENIOR FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TESTING - By Appointment - kmartin@whatcomymca.org or 360-380-4911

 

LYNDEN SENIOR FUNCTIONAL FITNESS TESTING - By Appointment - tmarshall@whatcomymca.org or 360-354-5000

 

 

Bellingham & Lynden Wellness Center Orientations

Our Wellness Center staff are here to support you on your wellness journey at the Y. Please register for your orientation at the Welcome Desk.

 

BELLINGHAM SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER ORIENTATIONS >

 

FERNDALE SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER ORIENTATIONS - By Appointment - kmartin@whatcomymca.org or 360-380-4911

 

LYNDEN SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER ORIENTATIONS >

 

 

 

HEALTHY LIVING EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS

 

ENHANCE®FITNESS >

A 16 week community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Pre and post assessments included.

 

LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA >

A 12-week physical activity program designed to help cancer survivors gain strength, endurance, muscle mass, bone density, balance and more.

 

PEDALING FOR PARKINSON'S >

Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for people with Parkinson's who commit to a regular pedaling program. 

 

WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM >

A 12-week class provides the tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for you.

 

YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM >

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes or are you at risk? You can take control with the help of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.