AAA Sponsored Classes


The following classes are FREE to anyone in our community age 60+ thanks to a sponsorship by the Area Agency on Aging Health & Wellness Program! A Copilot Membership with the YMCA is required.


  • Must be age 60+
  • Complete all registration forms
  • Sign-in for every class attended
  • Submit quarterly evidence based program forms

AFAP – Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Led by a certified AFAP instructor, this class uses the water’s buoyancy to reduce the impact on joints allowing those with arthritis to enjoy a workout. Classes can help improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and range of motion.

Wilkes-Barre: 4:30pm Monday & Friday; 2:30pm Wednesday
Pittston: 11:15am Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 5:15pm Tuesday & Thursday; 6:45pm Monday & Wednesday


This strength training program is ideal for older adults. Rebuild strength that’s been lost through the aging process and help ease arthritic pain that’s associated with aging bodies. This class is ongoing and participants can begin at any time. 
Wilkes-Barre: 9am Tuesday & Thursday

Strong & Balanced

Enhance your muscle strength, flexibility and balance! This cardio class combines movement and wrist/ankle weights (chair optional). Beginner/Intermediate class. This class is ongoing and participants can begin at any time. 
Wilkes-Barre: 9am Wednesday & 4:30pmThursday

Yoga Fusion

Yoga Fusion classes are gentle tai chi movements blended with slightly more vigorous yoga sequences for active older adults and designed to relieve stress, boost energy levels, balance internal organs, and bolster immunity.
Wilkes-Barre: 4:30pm Wednesday

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!
Wilkes-Barre: 11am Wednesday

New to these free community classes?

Save time and download the YMCA Copilot Membership form and the Area Agency on Aging Health & Wellness formBring or mail your completed forms to the YMCA and we’ll get you all set up so that you can start taking these free classes!

Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Attn: Lauranel Banks
40 W. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA



The Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA and it’s branches will be CLOSED

Sunday, May 30th & Monday, May 31st