ELKINS
RANDOLPH
COUNTY
YMCA

400 DAVIS AVE.
ELKINS, WV 26241
TEL (304) 636-4515

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HOURS

MON-THU: 5am - 9pm
FRI: 5am - 8pm
SAT: 8am - 6pm
SUN: Noon - 5pm

Our Classes & Programs

SENIOR Group Fitness CLASSES

Circuit & stability

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Marilyn Smith

GENTLE YOGA - BEGINNERS

Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm
Instructor: Becky Ashburn

Gentle yoga is a style of yoga that is far less strenuous than other forms. It less intense, so can be very useful for people who are not able of fulfilling the demands of other practices. It can also be beneficial to those who are already quite fit but who lack the overall flexibility to do some of the more intense yoga poses. This practice also maintains a much more relaxed pace and tends to allow its practioners more time between poses in order for the body to recover.

H2O AEROBICS

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:00-6:00 pm
Instructor: Heather Biola

SENIOR WATER AEROBICS

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Misty Gartmann

Exercising in the water is perfect for seniors as
it puts less stress on the joints and the buoyancy of the water helps reduce the pressure on joints. Water also acts as a form of resistance, so strength exercises can be performed in the water without heavy weights. Water based aerobics classes include exercises such as aqua jogging, flutter kicking, leg lifts and arm curls.

SENIOR STRETCH

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:05 -11:45 am
Instructor: Marilyn Smith

Build and maintain your flexibility and balance in this 45 minute class that incorporates stretching and basic yoga moves. Participants may choose to stand or sit. This class does not include any floor work or deep bending. Shoes are recommended for balance.

SILVER SNEAKERS

SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading exercise program for active older adults.

SilverSneakers members have access to all of the benefits and amenities included with a basic Y membership. To register, simply take your SilverSneakers Member ID card or your health plan ID card to the front desk. You will be required to complete membership registration forms.

For more information on Silver Sneakers, contact the Y front desk at 304-636-4515 or visit the website.

TAI CHI

Mondays and Wednesdays
6:00-6:30 Beginning Yang Tai Chi 
6:30-7:00  “24 Form” Tai Chi

Instructor: Jeff Goodman

Tai Chi (Chuan) was created in China by a Kung Fu practitioner. The new martial art was developed by incorporating animal movements and Taoist philosophy.
Modern Tai Chi practice is primarily mind-body exercise, and is best described as 'moving meditation'. The benefits of Tai Chi practice are well documented and include, leg strength, balance, and stress relief.
 
This class will be progressive (more added each time), and all you will need is loose fitting clothing. The first class meeting will be primarily informational/introductory.