GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Being active is an important part of staying healthy, especially for baby boomers and aging adults.

The YMCA of the North offers a variety of classes that include physical fitness, social activities and more. All are free for YMCA members. Classes include aerobics, strength training, balance, yoga, dance, group cycle, water exercise and much more.
Experts caution that seniors should get clearance from their doctors before starting any cardio classes.

YMCA senior director of “Health and Well-being” Jennifer Menk appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 Tuesday to talk about the many fitness and wellness opportunities including the Y's ForeverWell Program.

YMCA members Lina Jonson and Dominick Violante joined Menk in the KARE 11 studio to demonstrate a few exercises.
For more information about programs and classes for ages 55-plus, contact your neighborhood YMCA.