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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 via webmail.

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 via webmail.

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 via webmail.

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 for adultsactive older adultsteens and kids. 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.

Personal training is available to members at an additional cost.


Click here to view all the personal training options available and to register
Specialty Small Group Training (Ages 13 years and above)
To schedule an appointment, please contact Lisa Welsh at 908 369 0490 or via webmail.

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 via webmail.

  • 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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Nutrition for All
  • 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 via webmail.

    CLASS NAME
    AGE
    DAY
    LOCATION
    MEMBER
    COMMUNITY
    Nutrition All
    11/7, 12/5
    Lobby
    Free
    Membership required

    NOVEMBER
    Healthy Holiday Recipes Workshop
    DECEMBER Maintain, Don't Gain

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 via webmail.

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 the wellness coach via webmail.
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 for adultsactive older adultsteens and kids. 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.

Personal training is available to members at an additional cost.


Click here to view all the personal training options available and to register
Specialty Small Group Training (Ages 13 years and above)

For more information, please contact Lisa Pensabene at 908 766 7898 x548 or via webmail.

  • 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.

  • 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 level

    Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday   Friday
    Group Exercise Classes: Group Exercise Classes:
    Group Exercise Classes:
    Group Exercise Classes:
    Group Exercise Classes:
    AOA Conditioning Aquatics AOA Conditioning Aquatics AOA Conditioning
    Aquatics Kinesis Aquatics Step & Sculpt Aquatics
    Gentle Yoga Zumba Gold Gentle Yoga Strength & Balance Senior Yoga
    Step & Sculpt   Senior Yoga Zumba Zumba
    Zumba   T'ai Chi    
        Zumba    


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 via webmail.

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 contact Lisa Pensabene via webmail.

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 via webmail.

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 via webmail.

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 via webmail.

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.

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  • 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 via webmail. ​

  • 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 for adultsactive older adultsteens and kids. 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.

Personal training is available to members at an additional cost.


Click here to view all the personal training options available and to register
Walking & Running Clubs (Ages 13 years and above)
  • Runner's Club
    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.

  • Somerville Walking Club