fit for life CARDIO

Heart Healthy Aerobics

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

Drop-in class, all levels, no registration required. This class is geared towards older adults.

A Typical Class

This is an aerobics class that's safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.

Outcomes & Benefits

  • Increased muscular strength
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased daily living skill
  • Allows you to stay active and independent
  • Increases your fun quotient

Tips & Preparation

  • New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.
  • Warm up before - stretching by walking or doing gentle movements
  • Drink plenty of fluids

​Equipment, Attire, & What to Bring

  • The Y provides all equipment for this class
  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Wear loose-fitting, functional workout clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Athletic shoes that provide adequate support and good traction to avoid slipping
  • Water bottle

Senior members of the Lussier Family West YMCA performed a flash mob at the Capitol on Thursday, January 9, 2014.