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Health & Fitness

Active Older Adults

Active Older Adults

Senior programs and wellness opportunities including physical fitness, social activities and more!

  • Customized active older adult classes designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.
  • Access to lap swimming and water classes in heated pools.
  • Health education seminars and learning and social events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Free Kupuna Meals & Wellness Activities Program

Are you or do you know someone who is 60 years of age or older...and looking for a way to make new friends and socialize, while enjoying free nutritious meals and wellness activities? Thanks to a new partnership with the City and County of Honolulu, we’re offering three FREE programs:

Kupuna Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

Open and FREE to the public for anyone 60 years or older only.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is taught by certified instructors and is an evidence-based program incorporating tai chi principles for improving health and wellness. Based on Sun style tai chi, it has gentle flowing movements that are easy to learn, safe and enjoyable for all levels. No prior experience is required and this form can also be modified to a seated position.

YMCA Locations Offered

  • Kaimuki-Waialae: In-Person Classes Only
    • Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Kalihi: In-Person Classes Only
    • Wed 9:00am-10:00am, Sat 8:30am-9:30am
  • Leeward: In-Person Classes Only
    • Tue, Thu 8:00am-9:00am
    • Tue 10:30am-11:30am, Thu 9:15am-10:15am
  • Mililani: In-Person & Live Stream Classes Available
    • Thu 8:00am-9:00am, Sat 8:50am-9:50am
  • Nu’uanu: In-Person & Live Stream Classes Available
    • Mon, Wed 8:30am-9:30am
  • Windward: In-Person Classes Only
    • Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wed 12:15pm-1:15pm

How To Register

YMCA Members:
  • Reserve your spot in MotionVibe up to 2 days in advance of the class starting at 8 am.
Non-Y Members:
  • Complete a one-time initial enrollment and waiver form, and then you can reserve your spot up to 2 days in advance of the class you wish to attend starting at 8 am, using one of these options:
    • In-Person: If you are at a YMCA branch, stop by the Welcome Center; or
    • Online: Complete this form and specify which class you would like to attend; or
    • Phone: Leave a message at 808-678-4296. In your message, state your name, phone number, email, and the branch/date/time of the class you would like to attend:
      • Example: My name is Joe Aloha. My phone number is 808-531-9622 and my email is J[email protected]gmail.com. I would like to make a reservation for the Tai Chi Class at Mililani on Saturday, February 5 at 8:50 am.
  • For Non-Y members, reservation is not guaranteed until you have received a call or email confirming your spot.

Kupuna Free Meals & Wellness Activities (Senior Congregate & Recreational Dining Program)

Currently, open to and FREE for YMCA Members 60 years and older only

YMCA Locations:
Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, and Windward.

When:
11 am - 1 pm: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Hot meals must be consumed at the Y Facility with participation in Wellness Activities.

What:
Join us for socializing, enrichment & physical activity classes with your fellow active older adults. The Kupuna Congregate Meal Program is currently open only to Y members who are 60 years of age or older.

In addition to lunch, participants enjoy social and recreational activities and receive additional benefits such as wellness and nutritional education. This program provides:

  • Healthy and delicious hot meals.
  • Health and wellness program activities.
  • Opportunity to socialize, have fun and make new friends.


How to Register:

  1. Fill out a City and County of Honolulu Consumer Registration Form. This form just needs to be completed once, and can be done when you attend your first Kupuna Meals and Wellness program, OR you may download the form here, complete ahead of time, and bring the form with you to your first visit.
  2. Reserve your meal & activity spot a week in advance, BY TUESDAY at 5:00pm the week before, using one of these options:
    • Phone: Leave a message at 808-548-0951. In your message, state your name, phone number, and the branch/days you would like to participate.
      • Example: My name is Joe Aloha. My phone number is 808-531-9622. I would like to make a reservation for the Kupuna Meals & Wellness program at Kaimuki on Monday, February 7, Wednesday, February 9. and Friday, February 11.
    • Online: Complete this form and specify which day you would like to attend.
    • In-Person: If your spot is confirmed and you are picking up your meals and attending the activity on Monday, let our YMCA staff member know what days you would like to attend the following week.
  3. Please note your reservation is not guaranteed until you have received a call or email confirming your spot. Space is limited. Reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Kupuna Group Exercise Classes

Currently opened to YMCA Members only.

Choose from a variety of kupuna-focused classes offered in-person and live-streamed! Reserve your spot in MotionVibe up to 2 days in advance of the class starting at 8 am.

Current Kupuna Group Exercise Class Schedule

Branch

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Kaimuki

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

1:00 pm

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

1:00 pm

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

1:00 pm

Kalihi

Senior Karate

12:15 pm

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

9:00 am

Silver & Fit

10:00 am

Leeward

Silver & Fit

8:00 am

Stretch & Relax

8:00 am

Stretch & Relax

8:00 am

Mililani

Chair Zumba

10:30 am

Chair Zumba

10:30 am

Zumba Gold

10:30 am

Windward

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

1:00 pm

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

12:15 pm

Chair Fitness

10:45 am


Health Plan Memberships for Seniors

Silver&Fit® Program

Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO) members can be a part of the YMCA through the Silver&Fit® program. Eligible members can receive a free membership at the YMCA of Honolulu where you’ll have access to cardiovascular equipment, free weights, resistance training equipment and weekly fitness classes. You will also be invited to participated in social activities at the club and within the community. For more information about Senior Advantage, go online or call toll free 1-800-805-2739 (TYY 1-877-447-5990), 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.

Renew Active Program

United Healthcare Medicare Advantage members whose plan include the Renew Active program can receive a free membership at the YMCA of Honolulu.