The Y’s Active Older Adult programs accommodate a wide variety of interests and functional abilities of older adults. Active Older Adults programs are free to members and include water fitness, strength building, stability gaining, yoga and stretching classes. The Cook County Y also offers socialization opportunities for older adults.


Silver Sneakers Circuit 

This class combines fun and fitness with a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, balance and Activities of Daily Living skills. Along with motivating music this class uses hand-held weights, elastic tubing, a ball and an option of a chair to help members reach their goals.


Water Fitness

Water creates a unique environment for improving muscular and cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and activities of daily living. This class uses shallow and deep water, music and is open to all levels. 

water fitness

Active Together

Active Together is a simple athletic program drawing from all four elements of fitness; cardio, strength, balance & flexibility. This class is great for those new to exercise and for the busy and fit who need to get it all in one class!


The practice of rhythmic breathing, posture and mental focus, using movement and sounds.

Zumba Gold

Zumba for the young at heart, combines fitness and dance moves to lively music. No dance background needed!