Active Older Adults

The YMCA Active Older Adult programs are activities that include land exercise, water exercise, social gatherings and educational outings. The YMCA understands the special needs of seniors and works hard to create a safe and fun atmosphere for people of all ages. Please watch the schedule of events for activities that you can be involved in.

Are you a senior who has a special area of interest and would like to volunteer to help at the Hastings Family YMCA? Visit our volunteer page.

Arthritis Foundation/YMCA Aquatics Programs

AFYAP is a water exercise program designed by the Arthritis Foundation to provide low impact exercises for persons with various types of arthritis. Many people with other mobility problems, such as individuals who have suffered strokes or injuries, find AFYAP helpful. AFYAP exercises work on range-of-motion and flexibility of joints. Our instructors are under the direction of Arthritis Foundation and YMCA certified management.

We encourage you to try AFYAP. Your next question just might be, "Why didn't I try this a long time ago?"

If you have additional questions call the YMCA at 402-463-3139 or email

Class Schedule

Senior Fit Classes

Senior FIT
A variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Equipment used includes hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles & a ball . A chair is used for seated & or standing support.

Balance & Motion
A lower-intensity workout. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

Senior Chair Yoga 
Chair 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 postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Class Schedule

Coffee & Social Time

Each morning the YMCA is blessed to host dozens of members for coffee time and socialization. The coffee is always free and so are the opinions!

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 10:30 am
YMCA Lobby

Tai Chi

Tai Chi – Participants will learn balance skills,  good body alignment, and coordinated Tai Chi movements. This program is intended for community-dwelling older adults who can walk easily with or without assistive devices. Tai Chi has shown to improve balance, leg strength, mobility, flexibility, reduce the fear of falling, and improve psychological health.

View Tai Chi Classes

Walking Club

Kickstart your week and connect with others while being active! Join our YMCA walking club as we meet weekly in the spring, summer, and fall! We will walk around Heartwell Park every Sunday from 6:30 - 7:30 pm ad we enjoy each others company, conversation, and get our steps in!

Walking club is led by Certified Personal Trainer, Rebecca Johnson! Take advantage of this time by asking Rebecca any fitness and nutrition questions you may have!

  • April 28 - Fall
  • Sundays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Heartwell Park
    Meet at the bridge
  • Weather permitted
Free Walking Track Membership

The YMCA offers free access to our indoor walking track for the community! To gain access to the indoor walking track for free, visit our Welcome Center.