At the YMCA you are not just a part of the facility, you become part of our community! We have many options and activities for our active older adults, including SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit members! Our Active Older Adult Programs empower active aging and promote greater health engagement and accountability by providing members with regular senior-focused exercise classes and social opportunities. We encourage and empower members at every age and stage of life to enjoy greater physical activity, connectivity and productivity.

All of the programs and events listed below are included in a YMCA membership and are targeted for ages 50+.

Active Older Adults Exercise Program

The Active Older Adults is a FREE 8-week exercise program for beginners. This is an opportunity for older adults looking to gain more knowledge in the Fitness Center regarding the machines, cardio and strength conditioning, balance and flexibility. This program takes place in a small-group setting of four individuals per session. Please register online, at the Member Services Desk, or call 701.356.1448.

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Upcoming Sessions

Schlossman YMCA Mon & Wed 9:00am September 1 - October 27 (No class Sept. 6)
Fercho YMCA Tues & Thurs 9:00am September 2 - October 28
Fercho YMCA Mon & Wed 8:00am November 1 - December 22
Schlossman YMCA Tues & Thurs 11:00am November 2 - December 23

Community Lunch for Seniors

Join other seniors for a healthy community meal at the Fercho YMCA! Learn more on our Community Lunch for Seniors page. 


Join us for a potluck lunch! Once a month, bring a food item to share and listen to a speaker about health-related topics. No registration required – simply show up!


Enjoy member-led whist, dominoes, and more! If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you! No registration required – simply show up! Games can be picked up at the Member Services Desk.

Active Older Adult Group Fitness Classes

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, improve range of movement and balance, and gain energy in order to energize your active lifestyle using low-impact movements that focus specifically on building upper-body and core strength plus cardio endurance. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing and exercise balls are used in various exercises. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. 

To view or Active Older Adult Group Fitness Classes, view our Fercho Group Fitness ScheduleSchlossman Group Fitness Schedule and Pool ScheduleDownloadable PDFs are available, as well.