Nyack - Health & Fitness
At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of greater well-being.
GROUP PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CLASSES
Ys offer classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training, to indoor cycling, water exercise and yoga, you’ll find a group class that’s fun, supportive and keeps you moving.
Click here for a group fitness schedule
Click here for more information on Indoor Cycling
Across the country, a growing number of Y associations offer Enhance®Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their lives. Click here for more information
HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (HEPA) STANDARDS
First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) raised the call; the Y answered it. As part of our focus on developing healthy habits in kids, families and our communities, we have committed to adopting standards for healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in our early learning and afterschool programs.
LEARN ABOUT OUR HEPA STANDARDS
Living healthy is about spirit, mind and body at every age and stage. Ys offer classes and programs for those dealing with chronic disease, joint and injury rehabilitation, stress and pregnancy, in addition to health assessments and wellness coaching.
PERSONAL WELLNESS TRAINING
We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or coach. Ys offer personal training and coaching to help you set and meet your specific goals in order to live healthier. Click here for a flyer
What would the Y be without water? Water exercise, adult swim lessons (it’s NEVER too late) and adapted exercise for those with disabilities or in rehabilitation are some of the water-based activities you’ll find at the Y, where we believe if you can do it on land, you can do some version of it in the water! Click here for more information
As we age, it is increasingly important to stay active and exercise regularly. At the Y, older adults can take advantage of exercise programs designed especially for them and benefit from social events ranging from holiday parties to group outings and community service opportunities.
The Rockland County YMCA is proud to participate in the Healthways Silver Sneakers® Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program for older adults. More than just a gym membership, SilverSneakers participants are offered specialized exercise classes, access to all the YMCA programs that have been shown to help older adults maintain good health, reduce health care costs and lead an active, independent lifestyle.
For information on Silver Sneakers® classes click here.
The YMCA has a strong history of engaging the youngest members of our community in sports. Youth and teens can choose from many options at the Rockland County YMCA including aquatics, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Click here for more information