Active Older Adults at the D.R. Semmes Family YMCA

Active Older Adults

Active Older Adults at the Y- The YMCA of Greater San Antonio offers our active older adults an opportunity to increase their physical activity, enjoy social interaction, and learn healthy lifestyle skills. Active Older Adults programs include water exercise, day trips, gentle yoga and more.

Silver Sneakers Participants- Silver Sneakers allows our older adults to take charge of their health by participating in physical activities. Classes offer our seniors low impact and joint friendly sessions involving cardio, flexibility, strength training, and coordination exercises. Lightweights, elastic tubing, and stability balls are incorporated with an opportunity for modification based on ability. Classes are FREE for members.

Note: Some insurance providers will cover a Senior's monthly membership fees as a preventative health benefit. Consult your provider to find out if you qualify. To learn more about the various health plans available to you, please visit the Welcome Center. 

Aikido - Way of Peace

Aikido at the D.R. Semmes Family YMCA

Often called the Way of Peace, Aikido is a martial art based in a non-violent conflict resolution. Aikido principles involve harnessing the power of an opponent’s attack, thus allowing the aikido practitioner the tactical advantage regardless of size and strength limitations. Aikido is a path for personal transformation, as well as a great form of exercise and practical self-defense. Children are taught in a setting that encourages self-discipline while allowing them to be kids. Students must always maintain respect for the serious nature of training in a martial discipline, or budo. 

Visit for more information on the art of Aikido.

RATES - Try your first class for free!

YMCA Member  Non-Member
Unlimited/Month Unlimited/Month One class/week
  • Adults $70
  • Kids (Ages 7-13) $60
  • Adults $80
  • Kids (Ages 7-13) $70
  • Adults $55
  • Kids (Ages 7-13) $45


Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday

4:30pm - 5:25pm 4:30pm - 5:25pm   9:30am -10:30am
Ranked Kids
Ages 11-13

5:30pm - 6:00pm    

Ranked Adults
Adult 5:30pm - 6:30pm  
  8:15am -9:30am

Register for your class at the Welcome Center!


The Y has always been a place where families come together to have a good time; participate in a variety of fun activities; share, communicate and strengthen their relationships; and meet other families. Family Events are usually scheduled for a weekend evening and can be either structured or free-flowing. Activities include mixers, games, arts and crafts, family fitness, games, volunteer opportunities and family discussions over refreshments. Example events include Trunk Or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, Healthy Kids' Day and more! 

  View Youth & Family Parent Handbook

For announcements on upcoming family events, follow us on Facebook OR sign up for our newsletter.

Time to unwind

Parents' Night Out

Parents' Night Out is a break for both the child and parent. Enjoy an evening to yourself, while your child engages in a real-life social community. Enjoy some adult time and be assured your children will have a blast in a safe, caring, and fun environment. Kids enjoy four hours filled with age-appropriate activities.

Starting Friday 2/12/21


Time: Drop off starts at 6pm (6pm -9pm)

*All children must be picked up by 9pm to avoid late fee charges

Age: 6 weeks-12 years old 
Cost:  Members: $20 per child/$10 per additional child 
Non-Members: $30 per child/$15 per additional child

*Late fee: $10 charge for children picked up after 9pm

To register please visit the Welcome Center. 

Questions? Please contact Matthew Solomon 

  View Youth & Family Parent Handbook

Stop by the Welcome Center to sign up! Registration ends the Wednesday before PNO.

Personal Training

Personal Training

Helping you reach your goals

Whether you're a first-timer embarking on your journey to a healthier lifestyle, or an athlete looking to reach your next fitness goal, the YMCA's personal trainers can help you get there. Transform your workout regimen through workouts tailored to your needs, our personal trainers are here to help you:

  • Rev up a stale exercise routine with fresh approaches to your workout

  • Break out of your fitness plateau - challenge yourself

  • Reduce the risk of injury by learning proper techniques

  • Stay motivated and committed to your exercise program

We offer the following PT Memberships at all Y locations.

The PT Membership is a monthly membership that provides access to train one-on-one with a personal trainer. The PT membership is set up based on the number of sessions the member would like to train per week (1 - 4 sessions per week). There are 60min and 30min options for Y Members and 60min options for Non-Members.

Financial assistance (up to 30%) is available for those that qualify.


Member Package Rates:

60 Minute PT Membership 

Sessions per Week Rate per session Rate Biweekly Rate Monthly
1 $58 $116 $250
2 $53 $210 $455
3 $48 $286 $620
4 $48 $382 $827

30 Minute PT Membership 

Sessions per Week Rate per session Rate Biweekly Rate Monthly
1 $34 $68 $146
2 $30 $122 $263
3 $29 $174 $377
4 $28 $224 $485


PT ‘a La Carte’ 

PT ‘a La Carte’ is an option for members that do not wish to commit to a PT membership yet. Under this option, members can purchase individual sessions that will be used within the same month of purchase. There is no limit on how many sessions you can purchase. 

60min Sessions 1 Session $65
30min Sessions 1 Session $40

Non-Member Package Rates:

60 Minute PT Membership  

Sessions per Week Rate per session Rate Biweekly Rate Monthly
1 $68 $137 $296
2 $63 $252 $546
3 $58 $347 $751
4 $58 $462 $1001

How to sign up!

Please visit the Welcome Center (front desk) to sign up for your PT Membership!



The main focus of Pilates is the core postural muscles, the center of the body referred to as the “Powerhouse”. Pilates Reformer classes consist of a small group, personalized instruction, and the use of springs, straps, and a moving carriage to provide a variety of exercises.

Program Details

  • Month to month membership 

  • Monthly automatic draft 

  • Participant must commit to a weekly class

  • Unused sessions do not roll over to the next month

  • 30 day cancellation notice

Free Demo Class

  Schedule Yours Today!

Why should I take Pilates Reformer?

  •  Improves overall muscle strength, flexibility, stability, balance, and coordination

  •  Increases internal/core, abdominal, and back strength

  •  Improves joint mobility; helps with aches and pains

  •  Improves posture and alignment

  •  Increases body awareness; movements become controlled and responsive

  •  Lengthens bulky muscles

Pilates Reformer- Levels

Intro/Assessment Class: This class is a prerequisite in order to register for any Level Classes. Ideal for first time participants that would like to experience the benefits from our pilates reformer practice prior to registering in the program. The instructor will walk you through fundamental movements and will recommend the appropriate starting level for you. 

Level 1 - Ideal for beginners who are looking to build a solid Pilates foundation. Focusing on form and alignment in a safe yet effective environment to master your Pilates fundamentals. This class is ideal for individuals of all fitness levels and is easily modified for those with physical limitations. This class is a prerequisite for Level 1/2 Classes,

Level 1/2 - A progression from the beginner to intermediate level. This class is designed for those who are looking to build their practice and start exploring more dynamic and precise exercises. Moving at a moderate pace this class can be modified as needed. 

Level 2/3 - Focusing on strength, flexibility, and stability this class will take your Pilates practice to the next level. Challenging both your mind and body with a moderate to fast-paced dynamic workout. Participants should be prepared for quick transitions and intermediate to advanced-level Pilates exercises. 

ForeverWell Reformer - This class is ideal for people with OA or Scoliosis and/or 60 years plus. This fee-based class is designed for participants who wish to focus on postural alignment, core stability, muscular strength, and balance control. Participants will be taken through a variety of exercises using the reformer and mat.  Please bring your own mat.

Jump Board - This fee-based unique cardio and strength interval workout uses innovative and simple jumping movements performed on a solid accessory board or resilient vertical trampoline.


Register at the D.R. Semmes Family YMCA Welcome Center. 

Please contact Caroline McMillian at or  210-416-0593 for more registration information!


Interested in Unlimited Pilates Reformer Sessions?

Check out our new membership option!

  Unlimited Pilates Membership

Whiteboard Workout

Unlimited Group Training

1-hour sessions:

Three phases: Dynamic warm-up, strength and workout of the day. 


Y Members - $69.99/mo   

Non-Member - $119.99/mo

 Developed by five fitness coaches at the D.R. Semmes Family YMCA, the Y-Board Workout is designed to fit all skill levels. Participants will improve their fitness and health by utilizing varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. The Y-Board Workout reflects the best aspects of weightlifting, powerlifting, strength and conditioning, and functional training. 

 All levels are welcome, intensity can be scaled to meet the individual's needs.

Try a week for free! - Valid for new participants only!

Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6am - 7am   Aaron   Aaron    
9am - 10am           Ben/Aaron
12pm - 1pm   Magnus   Adar    
6pm - 7pm   Aaron   Aaron    

Contact  210.246.9602 with questions or to get signed up today!