Healthy Aging/Legends

Healthy Aging/Legends


Our LEGENDS group exercise classes are not age-defined!
These classes are: For anyone experiencing limited mobility!
Geared to be: Adaptive & Inclusive! Low impact functional movements and corrective exercise
Targeting: Balance, core & flexibility

Chair Yoga

Session: TBD

Accessible Yoga, using a chair to support and stabilize our practice. Best for those who have difficulty getting up/down from the floor.

Day of practiceTime of practiceLocation
Thursday11:00am – 12:00pm Community Room A

Fall Safe Course

FALL SAFE is an exercise class with balance, strength & flexibility drills focused on learning ways to prevent falls & ways to protect yourself as much as possible from an accidental fall.

FREE for Legends, register at the front desk.

Session: TBD

Days of CourseTime of Course
Tuesday & Thursday11:00am – 12:00pm

Legends Intro Classes

Offered once a month, these 30 minute intro classes are focused on introducing you to the basics of your favorite YMCA at ACRC Group Exercise classes. Adaptive & inclusive.

TBD11:00amBarre BasicsStudio A

*Adaptive Wellness Tutorial – Learn the basics of all our adaptive fitness equipment.  We will instruct you on how the equipment is used, why you may benefit from using it, the proper adjustments to make to ensure safety, and most importantly how to have fun! Free to all community members.  All ages and ability levels are welcome!

Barre Basics – Learn the basics of Barre with this supported, low impact-toning  class. We will combine dance inspired  moves with Pilates, yoga and strength training.

Body Tone – Learn the basics of Body Toning with this beginners body conditioning class. We will introduce lower intensity cardio, flexibility, strength and resistance training using lighter weights to strengthen, shape and tone your body. Have fun, stay strong and go at your own pace.

Easing into Yoga – Learn the basics of Yoga with this supported-beginners class. We will introduce basic supported yoga poses to ease body, mind and breath. No flexibility required. Have fun, stay strong and go at your own pace.

Nordic Walking – Learn the basics of  Nordic Walking as a shared experience. We will use Nordic poles and technique to stabilize, strengthen, decrease joint strain and improve our stride and posture. Have fun, stay strong and go at your own pace.

Zumba Gold – Learn the basics of Zumba with this Zumba Gold intro class. We will introduce you to the fun of Zumba with easier to follow, less intense – low impact moves.

Register at the Membership Desk.

Enhance Fitness

Session: June 5 – September 22, 2023

Enhance Fitness is a 16-week Evidence–based Arthritis Health Intervention exercise program. This low impact/modified intensity class focuses on strength, balance, endurance & flexibility.

LocationDayTime of Class
Studio AMon., Wed., & Fri.11:30am – 12:30pm
Membership TypeCost
YMCA at ACRC MemberNo Charge (Grant Funded)
Community Member$150

Book Club – “The Yamas & Niyamas, Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice”

Join us this fall in reading “The Yamas & Niyamas, Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice”, by Deborah Adele.

A wonderful, foundational book for anyone interested in Yoga (or Ethics or exploring our choices: attitude, thought & action). Great for group discussion & self-study! Deborah Adele is a Duluth, MN author.

Session: TBD

Days to MeetTimeLocation
Tuesdays11:00am – 12:00pmCommunity Room A
Membership TypeCost
YMCA at ACRC MemberNo Cost
Community Member$25

Nordic Walking Group “Road Scholars”

Join us to walk with or without Nordic Poles. Outside weather permitting or on the track. Open to all abilities & paces!

Meet LocationDay of ClassTime of Class
Meet at Membership DeskWednesday9:30am – 10:30am


Stretch & strengthen with aligned movement using a chair and the support of the 5′ stability

Meet LocationDay of ClassTime of Class
Community RoomMonday9:30am – 10:30am

Strength & Stretch

Using weights to tone & strengthen the entire body with sections of cardio exercise & stretching. Seated chair option available.

Location of ClassDay of ClassTime of Class
Studio AThursday8:30am – 9:15am

Moving For Better Balance (Tai Ji Quan)

May 30 – August 17, 2023

MFBB is a 12-week Evidence-based Health Intervention program designed to keep you mobile & independent. We will practice connecting, improve balance, strengthen muscles and reduce the risk of falling. Each class includes warm-up awareness exercises, a mix of the core form and mindfulness as meditation.

Meet LocationDay of ClassTime of Class
Community Room ATuesday & Thursday9:30am – 10:30am
Membership TypeCost
YMCA at ACRC No Charge (Grant Funded)
Community Member $45/session

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based program designed to keep you mobile and independent.

Improve your balance, strengthen your muscles and reduce the risk of falling. Each session consists of warm-up exercises, a mix of core form and brief cool-down exercises.

A Y membership is not required.

To register, email Brigette at or at Membership Desk

Alumni Moving for Better Balance (MFBB)

For Graduates of the 12 week MFBB program!!

Meet LocationDay of ClassTime of Class
Community RoomFriday9:30am – 10:30am

Brigette Rambadt
Healthy Aging Program Coordinator
507.433.1804 ext 110

Ready to be a part of our community?