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Our Active Older Adult programs offer a wide variety of health and wellness activities that help keep seniors active, healthy, happy, and engaged.

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Silver Sneakers Stability

Free Day Pass Required 55+

Silver Sneakers Stability is the newest class designed to help you become stronger and improve balance. The movements taught in class focus on specific exercises to improve strength and power around the ankle, knee, and hip joints, while improving your reaction time.

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Silver Sneakers Boom

Free Day Pass Required 55+

Wed, 1:10-1:40pm

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BOOM is all about breaking a sweat and having fun. The class focuses on simple dance moves.

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Line Dancing


Mon, 12:30-2pm

Enjoy dancing the afternoon away and getting some exercise. Step by step you will learn a variety of fun group line dances. No experience is necessary.

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Matua Polynesian Fitness

Free Day Pass Required 55+

Fri, 1:05-2:05pm

MATUA is our version of HOT HULA fitness® for older adults. Consistent with the HOT HULA fitness® program, the workout is inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands.

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Strong by Zumba™

FREE Day Pass Required 15+ View Schedule

Strong by Zumba™ is perfect for fitness enthusiasts and students looking for a more challenging, high-intensity interval training workout.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis

FREE Day Pass Required 55+

Tue, Thu, 10:25-11:10am

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Tai Chi is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Participants do relaxing exercise that helps arthritis management and fall prevention.

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Y Striders Running/Walking Club

$15/year $15/year 12+

Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome!

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Women’s Self-Defense Class

FREE $25 13+

Sat, 1-4pm
Jan 11 | Feb 8 | Mar 7

A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training. This class, offered through Street Shield Self Defense, focusses on self-defense maneuvers that are valuable and confidence building for women.

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Sawtooth Masters Swimming at the YMCA

$30/month Y membership required for drop-ins 19+

Offered year-round

Downtown Boise YMCA
Mon, Wed, Fri, 5:30–6:30am
Tue, Thu, 7:15–8:15am
Tue, Thu, 12-1pm

West Boise YMCA:
Mon, Wed, Fri, 5:15–6:15am (Jun-Aug: LCM, Sep-May: Mon, Wed, Fri SCY & Tue, Thu LCM)
Mon, Wed, Fri, 12–1pm (SCY)

Masters at the YMCA caters to a wide range of swimming skills and abilities—from those looking to improve fitness or swimming technique to Age Group National Champions. We provide challenging workouts for those who wish to take their swimming to the next level and/or compete in nationally sanctioned meets.

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Free Day Pass Required 15+

Caldwell YMCA: Tue, Thu, 9:15-10:15am
Downtown Boise YMCA: Sun, 10:30-11am

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Qigong consists of slow fluid movements, deep breathing, and meditation. Benefits of this class include reduction in inflammation, stress, and anxiety.

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