West Cook YMCA


Today, older adults are more health conscious than ever before. We offer seniors the opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy relationships through exercise programs, both in and out of the water, and volunteer opportunities. Our active adult exercise classes promote fitness and well-being while fostering friendships and camaraderie. 


A complimentary service offered to members 2 times per year. Measure your overall well-being and sit with one of our certified personal trainers to discuss a plan and the programs available to help you achieve vitality.



Every Friday at the Y is Free Senior Friday! Any senior age 62+ can access the West Cook YMCA facility and any Complimentary (free) classes. Seniors must pay a drop-in fee for Specialty (pay) classes. Access to the facility includes the Spas/Locker Rooms, Wellness Center (including cardio and weight equipment), gyms, Community Learning Center, and the pool - including Senior Swim. Come by and see how the Y can serve you! 


Senior Swim is held every Friday late morning to accommodate all seniors on Free Senior Friday. Please check the current pool schedule on our website or at the Member Engagement Desk to see the most current time slot! 


Older Adult Group Exercise Programming

Fit Over Fifty

An exercise program especially for active older adults.  Must be able to stand on both feet.  Begin with a great cardio workout, followed by strengthening using bands, light weights, balls and more.  End with mat work for a complete workout.

Golden Oldies

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities of daily living.  Hand-held weights, exercise balls and elastic tubing with handles are offered for resistance.  A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.

Senior Stretch

Relieve stress, increase flexibility, balance and range of motion.  Work through seated and standing poses.  Chair support offered.  Restorative breathing and relaxation exercises stressed.





Contact Angela Melotik, Healthy Living Fitness Program Coordinator at amelotik@westcookymca.org or 708.434.0249. Check out our program brochure.

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