Active Older Adults

Active Older Adults at the Harvey E. Najim Y

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 your local Y's Welcome Center. 

 


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FAMILY EVENTS

Allow families a time and a place to 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. 

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

FitPath powered by ActivTrax

FitPath program

WHAT IT IS

FitPath is a FREE program for all Y members designed to help you reach your wellness goals. On your initial appointment, a YMCA Wellness Coach will discuss your goals, review all the options available to you, set up your ActivTrax profile and help create a program that’s right for you. Follow up appointments will be available to help ensure you stay on track and are achieving your goals.


WHAT IT’S NOT

FitPath is not a high-pressure sales pitch for personal training or a medical appointment where you’ll be poked and prodded. You don’t have to worry about being uncomfortable or embarrassed; you won’t be asked to do anything you don’t want to do.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Everyone! Whether you’re new to exercise or in tip-top shape, FitPath is designed to help everyone, whatever your goals, exercise or activity preferences may be. Whether you want to lift weights, take classes, swim, play sports or have some other interests in mind, we want to make sure we do our part in helping you get started on the right path.


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Members who meet with a Wellness Coach within their first two weeks of joining are 6X more likely to achieve their goals. Let’s make sure you're one of them!

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits gained through early exposure to fitness are far greater than just physical health.


HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

If you are already a member simply schedule a time for an orientation and a staff person will walk you through the proper use of the equipment. Once registered, you will be on your way to monitoring your workouts!


Already enrolled? Click Here to log your workout and get feedback!


  READY, SET, HERE WE GO!

 Come ready to your appointment prepared to exercise! Get a  good night's sleep, wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe  shoes. 


 WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT

  Your one-on-one appointment will include:

  • Us learning a bit about you

  • Establishing short, medium & long-term goals

  • An introduction to our online nutrition tool

  • An overview of how to use our ActivTrax system

  • Developing a customized and easy-to-follow plan


BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE

1-Week Guest Pass Upon completing your FIRST appointment, we'll provide you with a week-long guest pass for you to share with a guest visiting from out of town, friends or family–no strings attached.

Nutrition Classes at the Teaching Kitchen



Rooted in the belief that food is medicine, CHEF is a Culinary Health Education program that teaches children and families common sense nutrition and practical cooking skills. Through engaging, hands-on experiences, CHEF educates and inspires individuals to adopt and sustain healthy eating habits. CHEF is sponsored by Goldsbury Foundation and the Children's Hospital of San Antonio.

CHEF RECIPE FOR LIFE:

Cook Well - Learn simple skills to cook healthy foods at home
Eat Well - Explore wholesome and delicious flavors
Live Well - Embrace good food as your body's best medicine

WHERE:

Teaching Kitchen

class information

View current offerings.

Please note you must register for classes at the Welcome Center. For more information and to register please visit the Welcome Center or call 210-538-0555.

TIME TO UNWIND

Parent’s Night Out is a break for both the child and parent.
Enjoy a night out on the town while the kids (ages 6weeks - 12yrs) enjoy an evening filled with age-appropriate activities at the YMCA! This program is offered on Friday or Saturday during various months. 



For announcements on upcoming Parents' Night Outs, follow us on Facebook OR sign up for our newsletter.

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 packages at all Y locations.

Tailored training on a budget – We have the package for you!


30 Minute

  •  6 Pack

  • 12 Pack

  • 24 Pack

  • 36 Pack


1 Hour

  •  6 Pack

  • 12 Pack

  • 24 Pack

  • 36 Pack


For pricing please contact the Welcome Center at 210-538-0555

Payment plans and financial assistance (up to 30%) are available with all packages.
* 3 sessions for $99 limited to one package per member 
NEW to personal training.