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.
Use the drop-down menu options below to find your favorite group exercise class:
FitPath powered by ActivTrax
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!
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.
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 Fall Festivals, Cookies with Santa, Healthy Kids' Day and more!
For announcements on upcoming family events, follow us on Facebook OR sign up for our newsletter.
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
View current offerings and prices. (Paid nutrition classes include full meal)
Tuesdays at 11:15am and 6:45pm
Wednesdays at 6:00pm
We do offer free classes that include sample sized but full flavor food creations. Please call the Welcome Center at
(210) 901-6622 for more information about our CHEF Bites For All classes.
Classes for kids & families available!
Please note you may register for classes at the Welcome Center or online! For more information and to register please visit the Welcome Center or contact Registered Dietitian: Chelsea Crawford, [email protected].
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 the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
Please visit the Welcome Center if you have any questions or would like to register!
Pricing Members: $18 per child
Non-Members: $25 per child
FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON UPCOMING PARENTS' NIGHT OUTS, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK OR SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER.
Let us host your next party!
Our party host will help create a fun, stress-free environment for you and your party guests.
Pool Party Packages include:
- Party host
- Certified lifeguards with a 1:25 ratio with rotating guard in pool area
- Access to family locker room
- Multi-purpose room for food & drinks (food & drinks are not allowed on pool deck)
- Tables & chairs set up/take down by Y staff
(reserved for Y members only)
Swim 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Food 7:00pm - 8:00pm
|Pool Package 1||Pool Package 2||Pool Package 3|
Up to 50
51 - 75
76 - 100
Teaching Kitchen Packages:
Saturdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Participants will decorate cupcakes, whip up homemade icing, roll, cut and shape decorations for their cupcakes, and practice piping. They will also personalize their own CHEF hats.
Up to 12 kids, must be 6+ years old
- Reservations must be made at least (2) weeks in advance to ensure space, time and staff.
- $50 non-refundable down payment due at Party Rental Agreement.
- Final payment due 1 week prior to party date during facility operating hours.
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.
Tailored training on a budget – We have the package for you!
For pricing please contact the Welcome Center or our Wellness Director, Santiago at [email protected].
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.