Falls Prevention Class | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Falls Prevention Classes

Trainer helps woman develop greater balance

Enhanced Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that helps with fall prevention and symptoms of arthritis. The class features easy-to-learn movements and combines several key areas of fitness, including cardio, strength training, flexibility, and balance. 

All classes are taught by a certified fitness instructor to ensure quality and safety. The class can be done seated or standing and the exercises are modified for individuals' needs and abilities. The goal of the program is to motivate participants to improve overall function and well-being. Participants appreciate the group atmosphere and social interaction as well.

Classes meet three times per seek on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 
1:30 - 2:30 PM

September 8th to December 22, 2021

16-week class is free for those with an active Y membership. 

Contact Laura Gilbert to enroll (508) 879-4420 Ext 232 or lgilbert@metrowestymca.org 

 

 

The MetroWest YMCA is offering the following classes to help older adults improve their health and wellness. Classes forming now, register today by contacting Laura Gilbert at 508-879-4420 ext. 232 LGilbert@metrowestymca.org

Moving for Better Balance

A fall prevention program for older adults. The class uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults increase strength, balance, flexibility and the confidence in performing everyday activities. 

EnhanceFitness

A group exercises program developed specifically for older adults. The exercises focus on the four areas of fitness, endurance, flexibility, strength and balance.  The program was originally designed to help with arthritis but evidence has shown that the exercises reduce the risk of falls in older adults. 

The program is offered free with a YMCA membership and has a fee for non-members with the option to apply for financial assistance.