• Frankie

    A member of our Health & Fitness Center, Frankie credits her workouts for helping her to overcome physical limitations and nurture both her body and soul. Watch Video
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  • Leona

    At 91, Leona works out at the YWCA 6 days a week. Her favorite class begins at 6 am and she never misses a day! Watch Video
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  • Lindsay

    As a member of the YWCA, Lindsay found a welcoming community and a support team that helped her to discover her inner athlete and achieve an incredible transformation. Watch Video
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  • Cornelia

    At 96, Cornelia works out in our Health and Fitness Center three times a week. She shows us all that anything is possible! Watch Video
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Cornelia

Proving Age is a Number, Not an Excuse

At age 92, Cornelia noticed her balance and stamina were quickly declining. She struggled to do simple things like opening jars and lifting small objects, and poor posture made it increasingly difficult for her to move around. Determined to make positive changes to improve her mobility and strength, Cornelia joined the YWCA’s SilverSneakers® Fitness Program.

Within a few weeks of starting the program and beginning a new diet, Cornelia’s energy increased and her balance and posture dramatically improved. “It was incredible how quickly my arms and legs got stronger. Moving my body on a regular basis has been so important in staying mobile,” she explained. Today, with new energy and a desire to maintain her healthy lifestyle, 98-year-old Cornelia is an inspiring role model, showing other members that age is a number, not an excuse!

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SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc. This national program came to the YWCA St. Paul in the fall of 2009. Today, more than 150 Health & Fitness Center members ages 65 and older participate.

“Moving my body on a regular basis has been so important in staying mobile.”