The YMCA has many options and activities for our active older adults, including SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit members! Our ForeverWell 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 intended for ages 50+.


ForeverWell Fitness

ForeverWell Fitness is a FREE small-group program to help improve strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility! Gain knowledge and comfort in the Fitness Center by taking it at a gradual pace, explaining expectations on each piece of equipment, specific fitting to each machine, small group workouts, and more! Ages 50+.

Upcoming Sessions

Session Days Time Location 
June 4 - Aug 27, 2024 Tues, Thurs 8 - 9 am Fercho YMCA



ForeverWell 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 our ForeverWell Group Fitness Classes, check out our Fercho Group Fitness ScheduleSchlossman Group Fitness Schedule and Pool ScheduleDownloadable PDFs are available, as well.

Twins Game Bus Trip

Chicago White Sox Vs. Minnesota Twins @ 1:10 pm

Join us as we travel to Minneapolis to cheer on the MN Twins at Target Field! Beat the stress of traffic and parking while spending time with family and friends and taking part in a classic summertime tradition!

  • The bus leaves the Fercho YMCA at 7:30 am.
  • Be there 15 minutes early.
    • You may bring a small cooler with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on the bus.
    • The bus will stop in Alexandria on the way down for a quick break.
    • The bus will also stop in Alexandria on the way home for dinner.
    • Kids 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
    • The price includes transportation, game ticket in the Legends Landing section and a pass for All You Can Eat.
    • Participants must pre-register in advance.

No refunds are available three weeks before game day or due to weather.

If the bus does not fill 3 weeks prior, we will cancel the trip and refund participants. If this happens, you will receive an email notification by July 14.

Online registration will be temporarily disabled from Monday, July 1 to Monday, July 8. Please call or email Emma Palm at 701-364-4137 or to reserve your spot. Online registration will resume on Tuesday, July 9. 



ForeverWell Social Events

ForeverWell Social Events are an extension of ForeverWell Fitness! The goal of this program is to bring events, extracurriculars, and clubs just for you. No need to register in advance, unless it is a field trip or special event. 


June 4 - Aug 27




Every third Tuesday

11:15 - 11:45 am

Dawson Lounge at Fercho YMCA

Book Club

Every second Tuesday

9:30 - 10 am

Dawson Lounge at Fercho YMCA

Crafting Corner Every third Thursday 9:30 - 10 am &
11:15 - 11:45 am 
Youth Center at Fercho YMCA

Card Club

Every second Thursday

11:15 - 11:45 am

Dawson Lounge at Fercho YMCA


Every Last Tuesday

9:30 - 10 am

Dawson Lounge at Fercho YMCA