Davis YMCA

Health & Wellness


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Active Older Adult Swim Lessons

If you’re an active older adult that has never learned to swim, you are not alone! A lot of older adults learn to swim at the YMCA under the patient and skillful direction of YMCA aquatic professionals. Enjoy learning with others, and work at your own pace. Once you learn to swim, you’ll never feel unsafe around water, and you can enjoy the many physical benefits regular swimming can provide.

Please bring the following:

  • Swim suit
  • Towel
  • Goggles

When:
May 6- 29
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:
8:00-8:45 a.m.

Ages:
50+

Cost:
$45- Members
$70- Non Members


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Active Adults

The Davis Y has many activities and classes designed for YMCA members 50 years old & up such as special events and outings, health screenings and healthy living seminars.

Land & Water Classes
These classes are FREE with your membership. SilverSneakers® is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults.

SilverSneakers®Splash
Tues & Thurs
9:00-10:00am

SilverSneakers®Classic
Tues & Thurs
10:30-11:30am

SilverSneakers®Circuit
Mon, Wed, Fri
10:30-11:30am

SilverSneakers®Yoga
Tues & Thurs
11:40 am-12:40pm

Arthritis Foundation YMCA
Mon, Wed, Fri
10:30-11:30am         

Contact:
Welcome Center or Alfreda Witcher

Additional Info:
Check the Active Adult bulletin board & binder for additional activities.


Get Fit Fitness Program

weights-manA personalized program designed specifically for adults who are new or returning to exercise, this program prepares an inactive individual to begin exercising and then helps that individual to maintain an exercise program.

Sign up at the Welcome Center, or contact Alfreda Witcher, Wellness Coordinator, at 901.398.2366 or awitcher@ymcamemphis.org for more information.

 


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Personal Training

Get the personal attention, motivation and expertise you need to achieve your health and fitness goals with YMCA personal training.

Our nationally certified YMCA personal trainers are here to serve you and help you reach your fitness goals. They have the knowledge and expertise to develop a safe and effective wellness program to best address your specific needs and interests, including strength, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Plus, they’re hired for their passion and commitment to upholding the Y’s mission to help you reach your fullest potential.

The YMCA understands that everyone is not at the same fitness level, so we accommodate you at your specific level of fitness. Whether you are an avid exerciser or a beginner, you can feel confident knowing that our personal trainers ensure you are being trained in a safe environment and at a comfortable pace.

We can assist you with single sessions for those who are self-motivated and just need to get started, or multiple sessions for those who need a little more motivation and coaching.

Personal training sessions are available to YMCA members only, are by appointment only (typically with a 24-hour cancellation policy), and may be provided by YMCA staff trainers only (members may not bring their own personal trainers). Sessions are approximately one hour in length. Call us at 901.398.2366 or see a Welcome Center staff member for personal training options and appointments.

The YMCA incorporates values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into each program for active older adults.


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Wellness Meetings: Assessments & Consultations

Developed through 150 years of experience and professionalism in the spirit, mind, and body arena, YMCA Wellness Meetings are a FREE service ($75 value) with your active YMCA membership. Meetings may involve any and all components as determined by the member, including:

Assessments

  • Health screen/medical release (if necessary)
  • Resting heart rate
  • Body composition
  • Cardiovascular fitness (3 minute step)
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Flexibility (sit and reach)
  • Strength and endurance (1/2 sit-ups / 1/2 pushups)
  • Consultation

Consultations

  • Cardio equipment demonstration
  • Workout program set-up
  • Target heart zone
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Strength training equipment demonstration
  • Stretching
  • Follow-up

Re-evaluation recommended every three to six months to:

  • Adjust your goals and program design
  • Chart your progress throughout the year

For more information or to schedule an appointment for any of these programs, please stop by the Welcome Center.