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Fitness for Seniors

Exercise can be a tonic for aging. It can improve the health of seniors and boost energy levels. Exercising at the Y with others can help motivate you to adhere to a routine. We've designed our Senior Fitness program with those elements in mind. Our experienced and friendly staff can guide you in choosing activities and classes that will help your overall fitness and well-being.

Hillsborough YMCA

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Getting to Know You Program

Assessing your current fitness level is a good start to any fitness program. By establishing your baseline fitness measurements, you can accurately plan your exercise and track your progress.

For new members we offer, a free equipment orientation, a free health assessment and a free 30-minute personal training session.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or email.

Equipment Orientations (Ages 13 years and above)

All members, 13 years and older, are encouraged to maximize their fitness regimen by getting a free orientation to all the fitness equipment in our Wellness Center. A Floor Supervisor will instruct members on the proper techniques for using the machines. Each orientation is about 30 minutes. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or email.

B. Fit Beginner Fitness Program (Ages 18 years and above)

At the Y, we make it easier for you to take the first step to a healthier life. Our free 12-week Beginner Fitness (B. Fit) Program, for members aged 18+, is a guided fitness program where you'll learn how to use the fitness equipment and how to exercise safely. Plus, you’ll have one-on-one attention from our Wellness Coaches to create a fitness routine that helps you reach your personal goals.

Beginner Fitness Program Details

For more information, please contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or email.

Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

Exercise is not one-size-fits-all. What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why we offer personal training. Let our certified personal trainers help you achieve your fitness goals through a program customized for you. They’ll encourage and motivate you as you make steady progress.

Membership is required.

For more information or to schedule sessions with a trainer, please contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or by email.

  • Tri Pack Personal Training Introductory Offer

    A great way to experience the health benefits of Personal Training. For first-time buyers of Personal Training or for those who have not purchased Personal Training sessions in a year. For Y members. Three 45-minute PT sessions for only $99. Purchase limited to one package.

  • One-on-One Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

    Get the results you want and improve your health with one-on-one guidance from our certified Personal Trainers. Trainers will design a program tailored to your interests and level of ability to help reach personal fitness goals. For Y members. Schedule sessions and receive a free fitness assessment.

    Fee per 60 minute session
    1 Session - $50
    5 Sessions - $220
    10 Sessions - $420

  • Pairs Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

    Start on the path to a healthier you. A certified Personal Trainer will help you and a partner to optimize your fitness at an affordable price. For Y members.

    Sessions are 60 minutes
    1 Session - $80 per session ($40 each person)
    5 Sessions - $380 ($190 each person)
    10 Sessions - $720 ($360 each person)

  • Small Group Training (Ages 13 years and above)

    Train with friends and receive the benefits of personalized fitness in a small group at an affordable price. For Y members.

    Sessions are 60 minutes
    1 per week $80/month (each person)
    2 per week $160/month (each person)

Specialty Small Group Training (Ages 13 years and above)
To schedule an appointment, please contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or email.

  • Advanced Kettlebell (Ages 13 years and above)
    Looking for a workout that delivers the same aerobic benefits as running, without all the impact? Join our certified Personal Traininers for hands-on instruction in kettlebells! Torch fat, tone muscle, and define your core through proper movements. Small group sessions will combine cardio intervals with kettlebell-specific strength training and bodyweight exercises. Six-week session (must have 3 people to run the class). For Y members.

Senior Fitness

Our Senior Adult fitness classes for active older adults include:

  • Functional Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Y Walking Club (during warm months, weather permitting)

All members interested in learning how to use the cardiovascular and strength equipment may request a fitness orientation. These are free of charge.

For more information, contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or by email.

  • Open Pickleball

    This paddle sport is designed for all ages and skill levels. Simple rules make it perfect for beginners and it can develop into a fast-paced game. You'll get great exercise while having a ball!

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  • Senior Strength Training (Ages 55 years and above)

    Did you know older adult functioning is positively influenced by weight training and cardiovascular exercise? Upon completion of this 6-week progressive class, led by a nationally certified personal trainer, you will have the confidence and knowledge to work out on your own.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

Nutrition for All Ages

Join us monthly for nutrition seminars led by Samantha Nuzio, registered dietitian from the Hillsborough ShopRite. We will discuss topics from nutrition to healthy eating to shopping - all to help you live a healthier life. For information on this program, contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 x716 or by email.

WHEN:  First Tuesday of the month
TIME:  9:00am - 11:00 am
WHERE:  Hillsborough YMCA, Lobby, 19 E. Mountain Rd.
WHO:  YMCA members
COST:  Free for Y members, membership required

Somerset Hills YMCA

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Getting to Know You Program
Assessing your current fitness level is a good start to any fitness program. By establishing your baseline fitness measurements, you can accurately plan your exercise and track your progress.

For new members we offer, a free equipment orientation, a free health assessment and a free 30-minute personal training session. Register for the program at the Welcome Center. You will be contacted by our Wellness staff to schedule your appointment.
Equipment Orientations (Ages 13 years and above)

All members, 13 years and older, are encouraged to maximize their fitness regimen by getting a free orientation to all the fitness equipment in our Wellness Center. A Floor Supervisor will instruct members on the proper techniques for using the machines. Each orientation is about 30 minutes. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and sneakers.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Lisa Pensabene at 908 766 7898 x548 or email.

B. Fit Beginner Fitness Program (Ages 18 years and above)

At the Y, we make it easier for you to take the first step to a healthier life. Our free 12-week Beginner Fitness (B. Fit) Program, for members aged 18+, offers a private fitness space where you'll learn how to use the fitness equipment and how to exercise safely. Plus, you’ll have one-on-one attention from our Wellness Coaches to create a fitness routine that helps you reach your personal goals.

Beginner Fitness Program Details

For more information, please contact Qaadir Pollard at 908 766 7898 x545 or email.

Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

Exercise is not one-size-fits-all. What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why we offer personal training. Let our certified personal trainers help you achieve your fitness goals through a program customized for you. They’ll encourage and motivate you as you make steady progress.

For more information or to schedule sessions with a trainer, please contact Lisa Pensabene at 908 766 7898 x548 or by email.

  • Tri Pack Personal Training Introductory Offer

    A great way to experience the health benefits of Personal Training. For first-time buyers of Personal Training or for those who have not purchased Personal Training sessions in a year. For Y members. Three 45-minute PT sessions for only $99. Purchase limited to one package.

    Introductory Personal Training Offer Details

    Mount Airy
    Register  

    Riverwalk
    Register  
  • One-on-one Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

    Get the results you want and improve your health with one-on-one guidance from our certified Personal Trainers. Trainers will design a program tailored to your interests and level of ability to help reach personal fitness goals. For Y members. Schedule sessions and receive a free fitness assessment.

    Fee per 60 minute session Fee per 45 minute session Fee per 30 minute session
    1-9 Sessions - $70 1-9 Session - $60 1-9 Sessions - $37
    10-19 Sessions - $65 10-19 Sessions - $55 10-19 Sessions - $35
    20+ Sessions - $60 20+ Sessions - $50 20+ Sessions - $32
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    Riverwalk
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    Riverwalk
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    Riverwalk
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  • FitCommit One-on-one Personal Training Program
    FitCommit is a simple, easy way to pay monthly for personal training sessions to help keep you on track with your fitness goals.  To participate, you must be a Somerset Hills YMCA member, select 2, 4, 8, or 12 monthly sessions with a personal trainer and pre-pay each month.

    FitCommit Details & Draft Form

    Per Month 60 Minutes 45 Minutes 30 Minutes
    12 Sessions $660 $540 $348
    8 Sessions $440 $360 $232
    4 Sessions $220 $180 $116
    2 Sessions $110 $90 $58

  • Pairs Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

    Start on the path to a healthier you. A certified Personal Trainer will help you and a partner to optimize your fitness at an affordable price. For Y members.

    Sessions are 60 minutes
    1-2 Sessions - $90 per session ($45 per person)
    3-9 Sessions - $85 per session ($43 per person)
    10-19 Sessions - $80 per session ($40 per person)
    20+ Sessions - $75 per session ($38 per person)
    Mount Airy
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    Riverwalk
    Register  
  • Small Group Training (Ages 13 years and above)

    Train with friends and receive the benefits of personalized fitness in a small group at an affordable price. For Y members.

    Sessions are 60 minutes
    10 Sessions - $150 per person
    20 Sessions - $300 per person
    Mount Airy Riverwalk
    10 Sessions REGISTER
    10 Sessions REGISTER
    20 Sessions REGISTER
    20 Sessions REGISTER
Specialty Small Group Training (Ages 13 years and above)

For more information, please contact Lisa Pensabene at 908 766 7898 x548 or by email.

  • Kinesis (Ages 13 years and above)
    Utilizing the Kinesis wall’s multi-functional equipment, this class enhances every exercise, from a simple squat to focused core stability movement. The set-up allows training for strength, balance, coordination and integrated movement all at once– elements that make workouts faster, more efficient and effective. Minimum 4 participants, maximum 5 participants. No classes the week of July 4th.  Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Golf Prep Assessment (Ages 14 years and above)
    In preparation for the Golf Prep Small Group Specialty Training that will be held in February, a comprehensive movement assessment will help you establish a plan for improving your movement patterns.

    The assessment includes a physiological load test, 15-point flexibility test, and general function movement test. Please bring a smart phone with you to record all individual mobilizations and stretches.

    For more information please contact Lynne Applebaum at 908 766 7898 X 522 or by email.

  • Tread and Shred Small Group Training
    This class is designed for runners of any level who want to increase their speed and stamina. Personal Trainer and track and field coach, Ambyr Chatzopoulos, combines running with strength training to build muscle and shred excess fat!  Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Golf Prep Small Group Specialty Training (Ages 14 years and above)
    The sport of golf demands specific strength and dynamic movement. Instructor Matt Tanner is a Golf Performance Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the field of professional strength and conditioning.

    A comprehensive movement assessment (see above) will prepare your for the training and help you establish a plan for improving your movement patterns.

    For more information please contact Lynne Applebaum at 908 766 7898 X 522 or by email.


  • Advanced Kettlebell (Ages 18 years and above)
    Join Beth Weinblatt, CPT for this small group training at Riverwalk that integrates cardio and bodyweight exercises to give you an all-around heart-pumping workout! Beth will focus on integrated breathing, movement and alignment to help you achieve your fitness goals. Minimum 4 participants, maximum 8 participants. Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Sports Conditioning (Ages 14 years to 17 years)
    Proper sports conditioning is one of the safest and smartest things a serious athlete can do to maintain and enhance optimum performance. Led by trainer and Assistant Coach for Rutgers-Newark women’s soccer, Alexandra Nata, Sports Conditioning enables participants to gain the strength, power, flexibility and agility to do any type of sport-specific movement – even better! Minimum 4 participants, maximum 10 participants. No classes the week of July 4th. Classes are 60 minutes long.

Senior Fitness

Our Senior Adult fitness classes for active older adults include:

  • Small Group Exercise Classes including Zumba Gold, Strength & Balance, Mellow Step, Yoga, Yogalates, Core & Flexibility

  • Kinesis sessions for seniors takes traditional exercises (like chest press or a row) and combines them with functional movements (like reaching, squatting, bending). It develops balance, core/overall strength, and flexibility for people of all fitness levels.

All members interested in learning how to use the cardiovascular and strength equipment may request a fitness orientation. These are free of charge.

For more information, contact Lisa Pensabene at 908 766 7898 x548 or by email.

  • Enhance®Fitness
    Enhance®Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

Nutrition for Adults

Define your personal nutrition and wellness goals and we'll help you achieve them. Following a comprehensive assessment, our nutritionist will suggest a personalized plan with behavioral strategies. Written dietary guidelines and materials will help track your progress. To schedule an appointment, please email Victoria Kucel.

Fee per 60 minute session Fee per 30 minute session
1-2 Sessions - $70 1-2 Sessions - $37
3-9 Sessions - $65 3-9 Sessions - $35
10-19 Sessions - $60 10-19 Sessions - $32
20+ Sessions - $55 20+ Sessions - $29
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Somerville YMCA

Getting to Know You Program

Assessing your current fitness level is a good start to any fitness program. By establishing your baseline fitness measurements, you can accurately plan your exercise and track your progress.

For new members we offer, a free equipment orientation, a free health assessment and a free 30-minute personal training session. To schedule an appointment, please contact Valeria Tenreiro at 908 722 4567 x627 or email.

Equipment Orientations (Ages 13 years and above)

All members, 13 years and older, are encouraged to maximize their fitness regimen by getting a free orientation to all the fitness equipment in our Wellness Center. A Floor Supervisor will instruct you on the proper techniques for using the machines. Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Valeria Tenreiro at 908 722 4567 x627 or email.

B. Fit Beginner Fitness Program (Ages 18 years and above)

At the Y, we make it easier for you to take the first step to a healthier life. Our free 12-week Beginner Fitness (B. Fit) Program, for members aged 18+, is a guided fitness program where you'll learn how to use the fitness equipment and how to exercise safely. Plus, you’ll have one-on-one attention from our Wellness Coaches to create a fitness routine that helps you reach your personal goals.

Beginner Fitness Program Overview

All interested members will need to schedule an initial interview with a B. Fit coach prior to enrolling in the program. This program is for members 18 years and older. For more information, please contact Valeria Tenreiro at 908 722 4567 x627 or email.

  • B. Fit
Senior Fitness
  • Enhance®Fitness
    Enhance®Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

    View Group Exercise Schedule
  • Functional Fitness

    By strength training, stretching and balance exercises, you can slow down the aging process as well as perform you daily activities easier. Geared toward mature adults who are making health and fitness a priority, everyone is welcome to join this class.

    All members interested in learning how to use the cardiovascular and strength equipment may request a fitness orientation. These are free of charge.

    For more information, please contact Valeria Tenreiro at 908 722 4567 x627 or by email. ​

  • Senior Cycle
    In this class, active older adults enjoy all the benefits of cycling.
Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

Exercise is not one-size-fits-all. What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why we offer personal training. Let our certified personal trainers help you achieve your fitness goals through a program customized for you. They’ll encourage and motivate you as you make steady progress.

For more information, please contact Valeria Tenreiro at 908 722 4567 x627 or email.

  • Tri Pack Personal Training Introductory Offer
    A great way to experience the health benefits of Personal Training. For first-time buyers of Personal Training or for those who have not purchased Personal Training sessions in a year. For Y members. Three 45-minute PT sessions for only $99. Purchase limited to one package.

    Introductory Personal Training Offer Details

  • One-on-One Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)
    Get the results you want and improve your health with one-on-one guidance from our certified Personal Trainers. Trainers will design a program tailored to your interests and level of ability to help reach personal fitness goals. For Y members. Schedule sessions and receive a free fitness assessment. 

    60 minute sessions
    1 Session - $50 REGISTER
    5 Sessions - $220 REGISTER
    10 Sessions - $420 REGISTER
    30 minute sessions
    Prices below REGISTER
    1-2 Sessions - $32 each
    3-9 Sessions - $30 each
    10-19 Sessions - $28 each
    20+ Sessions - $26 each
  • Pairs Personal Training (Ages 10 years and above)

    Start on the path to a healthier you. A certified Personal Trainer will help you and a partner to optimize your fitness at an affordable price. For Y members.

    Sessions are 60 minutes
    1 Session - $80 ($40 each person) REGISTER
    5 Sessions - $380 ($190 each person)
    REGISTER
    10 Sessions - $720 ($360 each person)
    REGISTER

  • Small Group Training (Ages 13 years and above)

    Train with friends and receive the benefits of personalized fitness in a small group at an affordable price. For Y members.

    Sessions are 60 minutes
    1 per week $80/month (each person)
    2 per week $160/month (each person)

Running Club (Ages 13 years and above)
For members 13 years and older. Enjoy the health benefits of running outdoors in a very social environment. Saturdays at 7:00am (60 minutes). Held indoors in inclement weather.

  • Runner's Club