West Cook YMCA


Modified Moves | Maximum Results

Seniors Workout EnhanceFitnessThe YMCA’s Enhance® Fitness is a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living.


West Cook YMCA Membership is required. For more information or details on upcoming classes, contact cdp@westcookymca.org.

The program requires participants to take a session off after completing a session. 

It is nationally recognized by:EnhanceFitness Seniors Workout Class

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • US Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • US Dept. on Aging
  • National Council on Aging
Participants Experience
  • A certified instructor with special training
  • Dynamic exercises done at individual’s pace
  • Up to 25 people in each class
  • Class meets 3 times per week
  • Fitness assessment at beginning and every 4 months
  • Exercises focusing on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance which can help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms
  • An atmosphere that encourages social interaction, which is a vital part of health and well-being for older adults
Who Qualifies
  • Older adults at all fitness levels; beneficial for those living with arthritis
Program Impact
  • 90% participant retention rate
  • 13% improvement in social functioning
  • 35% improvement in physical functioning
  • 53% improvement in depression
  • Fewer hospitalizations and $945 less in health care costs per year than non-participants

Over 99% of participants say they would recommend Enhance®Fitness to a friend

West Cook YMCA and the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States of America (“YMCA of the USA”) are committed to supporting healthy lifestyles through the EnhanceFitness program but do not guarantee any specific outcomes for program participants

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