Active Older Adult

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Currently, Shelly teaches the following Group Cycle classes at the Butler Y:
60-Minute Cycle                 Tuesdays           7:10pm-8:10pm
60-Minute Cycle                 Fridays               5:45am-6:45am
45-Minute Cycle                 Saturdays           8:10am-8:55am Instructor Rotation
90-Minute Cycle                 Sundays             11:30am-1:00pm


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Winter Session I (CYCLE 1)

Classes run January 2 to February 24, 2018


Winter Session II (CYCLE 2)

Member Registration: February 17-February 24, 2018
Non-Member Registration: February 21-February 24, 2018
Classes run February 25 to April 21, 2018

Spring Session (CYCLE 3)

Member Registration: April 14-April 21, 2018
Non-Member Registration: April 18-April 21, 2018
Classes run April 22 to June 16, 2018

Special Events for Active Older Adults

The Active Older Adult Committee has been working hard to plan activities for the coming months.  Watch for more detailed information.  If you would like to join the committee, please contact the Membership Office.

Toucan Art
Monday, January 29, 2018  11:45am-2:45pm
Location:  Phillips’ Hall, Butler YMCA
Cost: $16 per person and payment is due at time of sign-up. Bette Jo will lead you through instruction to help you make your own masterpiece!  All materials included. Sign up at the YMCA Welcome Desk.

Senior Safe Driving Class
Monday, February 5, 2018  10:00am-2:00pm
Location:  Phillips’ Hall, Butler YMCA
Cost: $16 per person.
Signe up a the YMCA Welcome Desk or online at or by phone at 1.800.559.4880.  Earn a certificate and receive 5% off your auto insurance.

Folk Music with a Twist
Tuesday, February 13, 2018  2:00pm-4:30pm
Location:  Butler YMCA Lobby
Tony Frochio and his son will be performing a variety of folk tunes in the lobby!

Emergency Preparedness Class
Tuesday, March 20, 2018  10:00am-2:00pm
Location:  Phillips’ Hall, Butler YMCA
Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring this class a the YMCA.  Free to the community. Sign up at the YMCA Welcome Desk.

Toucan Art
Wednesday, April 4, 2018  5:45pm-8:45pm
Location:  Program Center, Butler YMCA
Cost: $16 per person and payment is due at time of sign-up. Bette Jo will lead you through instruction to help you make your own masterpiece!  All materials included. Sign up at the YMCA Welcome Desk.

Toucan Art
Monday, April 30, 2018  11:45am-2:45pm
Location:  Phillips’ Hall, Butler YMCA
Cost: $16 per person and payment is due at time of sign-up. Bette Jo will lead you through instruction to help you make your own masterpiece!  All materials included. Sign up at the YMCA Welcome Desk.

Senior Safe Driving Class
Thursday, May 3, 2018  10:00am-2:00pm
Location:  Phillips’ Hall, Butler YMCA
Cost: $16 per person.
Signe up a the YMCA Welcome Desk or online at or by phone at 1.800.559.4880.  Earn a certificate and receive 5% off your auto insurance.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 30, 2018  10:00am-2:00pm
Location:  Butler YMCA

Bible Study
This is an opportunity to meet with others and grow your spiritual passion.
Date: Every Tuesday
Time:  10:30am-11:30am
Location: Phillips’ Hall-A

Book Exchange
Check out the Book Exchange the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the main lobby of the YMCA.  Bring, take or exchange books!



Please contact the Aquatics Director with Aquatic Programming questions at 724.287.4733 x138.



Private and Adapted Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons for adults who are interested in learning to swim or water safety.  We have instructors who can accommodate those with learning disabilities or physical impairments.  Lessons are available by appointment only.

For more information about this program, contact the Aquatics Director.

Fee: $17.50|Member      $20|Non-Member for 30 minutes OR
$115|Member         $125|Non-Member for seven 30-minute lessons


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Please contact Aaron Hochmann, Healthy Living Director, at with all Healthy Living questions.


Healthy Living General Information
At the Y, our Healthy Living Department offers a variety of options for all participant levels.  From the new exerciser/health seeker, to the Wellness Center regular, to the elite athlete, you will find programs designed for you!  Our group classes are organized by intensity level in a 1-2-3 format.

Are you a HEALTH SEEKER? Are you trying to improve your health? Are you new to exercise and want a class that is appropriate to your current ability?

HEALTH SEEKERS/NEW EXERCISERS:  LOOK for classes listed as a 1 then read the description to find the classe(es) that best suit your ability.  Classes listed with a 2-3 are for moderate to advanced exercisers (currently exercising at least 3 days per week with no physical limitations).  Classes listed as Mind/Body are good for anyone who is stressed and wants to learn to R-E-L-A-X!  All Healthy Living programs are taught by certified, experienced instructors.  Our goal is to help you reach YOUR goal!
New to Exercise and Active Older Adult Schedule


New to Exercise and/or Trying to Improve Health

Led by Aaron Hochmann, Healthy Living Director and certified Personal Trainer.  Aaron has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, an Associate’s degree in Dietetics & Nutrition and is a credential Fitness Nutrition Specialist.  This program includes educational classes, weigh-ins, Pre and Post assessments, weight loss education, group discussions, informational handouts and MOTIVATION!  Class runs for 10 weeks.

6:00pm-6:45pm  Weigh-in and Meeting
6:45pm-7:30pm  Bonus Workout

Choose to Lose Mini
Same day and time as Choose to Lose class.  Includes the last 5 minutes of class with weigh-in and weekly handouts and then bonus workout.  Must have taken full Choose to Lose class to be eligible to participate.

Are you borderline diabetic or have “just a touch of sugar”?  YOU can prevent Type 2 Diabetes!  The Butler YMCA is proud to partner with Adagio Health to offer this new preventative program.  You will learn how to make better food choices, begin to lose weight, become more active, discuss changing behaviors to improve your habits and use food records to track your improved food choices.

Check back for next session date.


Aqua Total Fit
Exercise your whole body from the feet up and the inside out. This class is a moderately-paced cardio workout with exercises focusing on mobility, strength, flexibility and endurance.  It is perfect for increasing your confidence with everyday activities.  Free to members – no registration.

Monday:  10:45-11:30am
Monday:  1:00-1:45pm

Cardio Mash-Up
A mix of low impact cardio mixed with short bursts of strength. Good for beginners and active older adults.   Free to members – no registration.

Monday:  11:45am-12:30pm
Thursday: 11:30am-12:15pm

Core & Stability
Strengthen your core through a variety of movements that focus not only on core strength, but also balance and stability. Using the BOSU, as well as balance on the floor, you will be able to increase overall core stabilization and improve back support and posture. Free to members – no registration.

Monday:  5:30pm-6:00pm

Cardio Fit
Using a mix of low to moderate intensity movements, you will learn how to train your body to become efficient at burning fat while putting low impact on your joints. Free to members – no registration.

Monday: 6:00pm-6:30pm

This class fuses Latin rhythms & easy to follow dance moves to create a dynamic workout!  Free for members – no registration.

Monday: 7:30-8:30pm
Thursday:  7:30-8:30pm

Essential Weight Training
A strength and muscular endurance class for all fitness levels. Class will build strength and conditioning through varied weight training workouts. Focus will be on proper training form and the fundamentals of weight training including balance and flexibility.  This class is taught by a certified Personal Trainer.

Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am
Thursday: 6:00-7:00pm

Line Dancing
Try it! Research shows thinking and moving is superb for active older adults. Join the FUN!  No fee, included in membership.

Tuesday: 11:00am-12:00pm


SilverSneakers® Splash
Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and a SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.  Free to members – no registration.

Tuesday:  12:00-12:45pm


Warm Water Intervals
This class is designed to help improve your overall fitness with different types of interval and recovery exercises for  a total body workout that is gentle on your joints. No swimming required. Each participant decides their own intensity level for the day. Free to members – no registration.

Tuesday:  1:00-1:45pm


Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program
This class will consist of exercises for the total body to increase range of motion, flexibility and coordination.  Free to members – no registration.
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Tuesdays/Thursdays:  2:00-2:45pm

Functional Walk Cardio (Gym 2)
Join this cardiovascular class which will set distance & time goals for variable-paced walking.  Free to members – no registration.

Wednesday:  9:30-10:00am
Friday:  9:30-10:00am

PoolWork It In The Water
Let water be your resistance! Work your body in a comfortable and safe manner while increasing heart rate and challenging your endurance. If you have joint or bone issues, or just enjoy water exercise, this class will give you the workout you need!  Free to members – no registration.

Wednesday:  11:00-11:45am


Aqua Zumba
Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss! There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class, so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.  Free to members – no registration.

Wednesday:      12:00-12:45pm
NEW!  Friday:   1:00-2:00pm

PoolGentle Water Exercise
A light cardio workout, non-impact. Increase flexibility & strength using a variety of water exercise equipment.  Free to members – no registration.

Thursday: 12:00-12:45pm


Aqua Movin’ & Groovin’!
A fun class in the warm water pool where we will be movin’ & groovin’ to the beat of anything from “oldies but goodies” to some modern music.  No swimming required.  This is a fun way to exercise, burn calories and get or stay fit.  Come and try it! Free to members – no registration.

Thursday:  1:00-1:45pm

PoolGolden Splash

This aqua class is for active older adults of all abilities. This low impact class lets you relax in the warmth of Pool 1 and includes a variety of exercises to increase strength, flexibility and range of motion. Various aqua equipment is used. Free to members – no registration.

Friday:  12:00-12:45pm

SilverSneakers® Circuit (Program Center)
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular & muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.  Upper-body strength work with handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers® ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography.  A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises. Free to members – no registration.

Monday: 10:00-10:45am

SilverSneakers® Classic (Program Center)
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.  Free to members – no registration.

Wednesday: 10:05-10:50am
Friday 10:05-10:50am

Cardio Surprise
This is a fun, high energy class taught so that everyone can find the right intensity.  Free to members – no registration.

Saturday: 9:15-10:00am



Barre is a safe, low impact program that will tone and strengthen your body!  It is safe and effective for all fitness levels. Using a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates, the class will focus on strength training combined with range-of-motion movements. Free to members – no registration.

Monday:  10:30-11:00am
Wednesday: 6:00-6:30am
Thursday: 11:00-11:30am
Saturday: 10:00-10:45am

Tai Chi
Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Program Fee, registration required.

Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00-2:00pm
Wednesday/Friday: 12:00-1:00pm

Delay the Disease (Program Center)
This program is a new, life-changing exercise and mobility program expressly designed for people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.  Led by a certified Delay the Disease instructor, the program improves the physical, mental and emotional realities of PD patients.  Beginning exercises will take place from a seated position. Exercise will be modified, as needed, for all levels of PD participants.  Space is limited in this class. Care Partners are requested to stay for the first class and encouraged to attend all classes (no additional charge).  11-week program.

Class Date:  Friday, January 5 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Fee:  Inquire at the Welcome Desk

Monday:   2:30-3:30pm
Friday:      2:30-3:30pm
*two times per week is suggested and will give better results

Register Online

Gentle Yoga
This class is a blend of Yoga styles. All participants must possess self-sustained balance and must be comfortable in transitioning from standing position to the floor without support. A basic functional assessment test may be required to attend this class. Great for the beginner.

Monday: 11:00-11:45am held in the Program Center
Friday:  11:00-11:45am held in the Group Exercise Studio

A.M. Yoga
Yoga reduces stress, enhances breathing, relaxes and tones muscles through a mindful method of mental and physical well-being training.  No fee, included in membership.

Tuesday:   8:00-9:00am
Friday:  8:00-9:00am

Mini Yoga
Same as A.M. Yoga, just 30 minutes.

Wednesday: 10:30-11:00am
Thursday: 12:15-12:45pm

Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.  Free to members – no registration.  Class held in the Program Center.

Wednesday:  11:00-11:45am

Chair Yoga
This is an introductory class focusing on the fundamentals of yoga.  If you are a beginner or just interested in a slower-paced class, this is for you.  There are no pre-requisites, you don’t need to touch your toes! Classes will contain yoga poses both seated and standing (using the chair if needed as support), along with modifications of the poses to suit participants’ individual needs.  Class will be held in the Program Center.  No fee, included in membership.

Friday: 11:00-11:45am

Vinyasa Yoga
The movement is aligned and linked with the breath so that you move with each inhale and exhale. Dynamic flow from posture to posture. Free for members – no registration. Class held in the Program Center.

Saturday: 8:00-9:00am



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NEW!  SMART Start Program

We are pleased to introduce the SMART Start new member wellness orientation. As a new member of the Y, you will receive (4) four FREE 30-minute coaching sessions with a certified Personal Trainer. During these sessions, you will learn how to use the state-of-the-art equipment in the Wellness Center, review your fitness goals, as well as go through workouts. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in the Wellness Center and to provide the information you need to use the equipment in a safe manner. The SMART Start offer will expire 45 days after initial join date, so sign up TODAY!

Register Online

Blood Pressure Screenings
Blood pressure screenings will be available at various times in the main lobby. Thank you to Hefren-Tillotson for their donation of a blood pressure machine located in the lobby.

Personal Training
Do you need help reaching your health goals?  This program is designed to allow a trainer and member to work together in developing an individualized exercise program.  We offer a variety of times and trainers.  Personal training is by appointment for YMCA members only.  Full payment is due at time of registration.  Sign up in the Wellness Center to be contacted for appointment.  *A comprehensive assessment is FREE once per year to paid participants.

Click HERE to see the credentials of our Personal Trainers or to schedule an appointment!

Personal Training package options are available.
Check out the Personal Training Brochure for all the details!


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Please contact Jaime Cypher, Youth Development Director, with Sports related questions.

You must be 18 years or older and out of High School to participate in our adult leagues. These leagues are designed for the purpose of fellowship, competition, and the benefits of exercise. All levels and abilities are welcome.


Adult Pick-up Pickleball

This is great exercise! Pick-up times are for adults ages 18 and older.  Bring some friends and a water bottle and join us in Gym 2.

Monday   11:00am-noon
Tuesday  10:30am-1:30pm
Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm
Friday      11:00am-noon
Sunday    11:00am-1:00pm
Included in membership.  Guest Pass available for $9.00 for non-members.

Men’s Winter Basketball League

Men’s Winter Basketball League Schedule17 (revised)

Register Online

Racquetball League

Did you know that the Butler YMCA has two racquetball courts?  We are excited to bring back a Racquetball League! 

Opponents will play 8 matches over the course of each session. Matches include three games per match. Games will be played the best of 3 games to 15 points with a tie-breaker to 11 points on the third game.  Scorecards must be submitted and standings will be posted weekly.

Who: Anyone 18 and older
Levels:  A,B,C,D levels available (A=experienced   D=beginner)
Fee per session:  $5|Member   $15|Non-Member

Register Online



Men’s Summer Basketball League (June-August)
Men’s Fall Basketball League (Sept-Nov)
Turkey Trot (Nov)
Winter Volleyball League (Jan-Mar)


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 Health educationCERTIFICATIONS




Lifeguard Certification Courses
Must be at least 15 years old prior to course end date. This course is for those who wish to become a certified lifeguard. See registration form for detailed information and skills needed to participate.  Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Pre-swim tests will be conducted by appointment. You must pass the pre-swim test in order to register for the class.
Monday-Friday:  March 12-16, 2018             4:00pm-9:00pm
Monday-Friday:  May 14-18, 2018                4:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday:  May 29-June 2, 2018    4:00pm-9:00pm
Fee:  $200|Member    $225|Non-Member

Register Online

Community CPR & First Aid
Saturday, March 10, 2018                             9:00am-2:00pm
Saturday, May 10, 2018                                9:00am-2:00pm
Fee:  $95|Member    $125|Non-Member

Register Online

First Aid/CPR/AED Training for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers
Saturday, March 10, 2018                           3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018                              3:00pm-8:00pm
Fee:  $95|Member    $100|Non-Member

Register Online


Lifeguard and CPR/AED Recertification
Friday, March 16, 2018                                  4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday, May 12, 2018                                     4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday, June 1, 2018                                      4:00pm-9:00pm
Fee:  $75|Member    $100|Non-Member

Register Online


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