Your Y At Home – Active Older Adults
Stay Connected While Practicing Social Distancing
The Y has always brought people together. During a time of mandated closures, you can stay virtually connected to the Y through these activities for active older adults – helping you maintain a healthy spirit, mind, and body.
Virtual Activities, Recipes, and More!
- Learn about the health benefits of creativity, and you’ll be inspired to dig up that old sketchpad, coloring book, or woodworking project, via Huffington Post
- Watch the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) live from directly underneath the aurora oval in Churchill, Manitoba, via explore.org
- 19 immersive museum exhibits you can visit from your couch, via PBS
- These 5 National Parks offer virtual tours you can take from the comfort of home, via Travel & Leisure
- Recipes to cook while you’re self-quarantined, via allrecipies.com
- Fight Stress with Healthy Habits, via the American Heart Association
- Tired of Netflix? 14 World-Class Museums offering virtual tours, via Robb Report
- Stress Relief from laughter? It’s no joke, via Mayo Clinic
- My Y Story articles that offer hope and inspiration, via YMCA of the Inland Northwest
(Please read Health & Safety Warning below before beginning any exercise routine)
- Find a sense of peace and connection with your body while releasing tension with this at-home video series led by PMA-certified Pilates instructor, certified Breathwork facilitator and Clinical Qigong practitioner, Tutu Mora (Dorothy). New video every weekday at 1pm PST, via YouTube
- Rise and Shine – This workout can be completed with just a sturdy chair and a stable back (11 min)
- Weights – This energizing workout utilizes a sturdy chair and free weights (27 min)
- Resistance Band – Increase strength with the use of a sturdy chair and a resistance band (27 min)
- Tai Chi – This unique martial art is for all ages and levels. Tai Chi promotes strength, coordination, posture, concentration, and energy level.
- Yoga – With different levels for everyone, Y yoga is an effective combination of traditional movements and mindfulness using flexibility, breathing, and strength.
HEALTH & SAFETY WARNING
Physical exercise, in all of its forms and with or without the use of equipment such as blocks, straps or any other equipment that may be used by an instructor, is a strenuous physical activity. Accordingly, you are urged and advised to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any physical exercise regimen, routine, program, or using any suggested equipment shown in any of the videos from the YMCA. The YMCA is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot give you medical advice or diagnosis. All suggestions and comments relating to the use of equipment, poses, moves, and instruction are not required to be performed by you and are carried out at your election while viewing YMCA videos. Nothing contained herein should be constructed as any form of such medical advice or diagnosis.
By using this content you represent that you understand that physical exercise involves strenuous physical movement and that such activity carries the risk of injury whether physical or mental. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your physical and mental capabilities for such activities. It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from the YMCA, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of classes for your skills and abilities, as well as for any mental or physical conditions and/or limitations you have. You understand that, from time to time, instructors may suggest physical adjustments or the use of equipment, and it is your sole responsibility to determine if any such suggested adjustment or equipment is appropriate for your level of ability and physical and mental condition. You expressly waive and release any claim that you may have at any time for injury of any kind arising out of your participation in a YMCA program or use of a YMCA facility against the YMCA, or any person or entity involved with the YMCA, including without limitation, its directors, principals, instructors, independent contractors, employees, agents, contractors, affiliates and representatives.