• 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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Jack

Enjoying a Speedy Recovery

After enduring a difficult recovery following hip replacement surgery, Jack decided it was time to turn things around. He joined the YWCA’s SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, for adults 65 and older, to increase his flexibility and strength. Within a matter of weeks, Jack noticed great improvements. “SilverSneakers has been terrific for me. It’s improved my balance and coordination tremendously,” he said.

Eight months after joining SilverSneakers, Jack had replacement surgery on his other hip. This time, recovery was speedy and less strenuous on his body. “There’s no question my recovery after my second surgery was much smoother than the first because of SilverSneakers. Today, I feel better than I did four years ago,” he said.

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.

“Today, I feel better than I did four years ago.”