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Activities Offered
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness
  • Walking
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Seniors For pricing, please see our most current program brochure. SilverSneakers�, the nation's leading fitness program for seniors, is now at the West Cook YMCA! Regular exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 50% and reduce the risk of diabetes by as much as 75% in people over 60. It has also been shown to increase muscle strength within just a few months. So what are you waiting for? All classes are taught by a certified instructor and are offered to Medicare-eligible participants. To find out if you qualify, visit for more information or contact Jeremy Myers, Sports and Wellness Director at 708-434-0225. SilverSneakers I Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Exercises include work for all major muscle groups addressing strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, balance, coordination, agility, speed and power. SilverSneakers II Cardio Circuit Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, head to toe stretching and complete relaxation in a comfortable position. YogaStretch YogaStretch 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 a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Fit Over Fifty Fit Over Fifty is an exercise program especially for active older adults. Flexibility and light aerobics are emphasized. Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation The gentle exercise of Tai Chi has numerous advantages for arthritis sufferers. This class exercises the entire body, is easy to learn and is suitable for almost everyone. Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (Ages 16+) � 45-50 minutes long and consists of stretching, movement, flexibility and cool down � Variety of exercises developed by Arthritis Foundation and YMCA of the USA that increases movement of each joint � Not necessary to know how to swim � A signed physician consent form is required! � Forms are available at the Member Service's Counter