We offer exercise classes for seniors at the YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre because we truly believe people of all ages should be active.
Gold Fit is for people over 60 who want to stay active, independent, and have fun in a social environment. We welcome over 60s from all walks of life – whether you used to be a sporting superstar or you’re just looking to improve your strength and flexibility in your golden years.
Our exercise professionals will set you up with your own exercise programme, and you can also take part in the group warm ups and cool downs – not to mention some fantastic activities including outdoor adventures and group outings. If balance and co-ordination is something you would like to work on, you can also try our Tai Chi and Pilates classes. The YMCA at the Ellerslie Recreation Centre takes exercise classes for seniors seriously – but we also make sure you’ll enjoy yourself while you work your way to a healthier tomorrow. Why? Because you’re gold. Gold Fit
An integral part of the programme is social engagement which is built into the fabric of the programme through morning tea's but also includes group outing which could be anything from high tea, to dinner or a BBQ at someone's house.
The programme incorporates the opportunity for seniors to relive childhood memories or try new activities they've always wanted to. In the past our programmes have involved bike riding lessons, drumming lessons, kayaking trips to Rangitoto and camping.
To support the programme YMCA assigns a dedicated co-ordinator. This ensures not only consistency but the opportunity for YMCA staff to build strong relationships with participants making it easier to understand your unique needs.