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EnhanceFitness group

Enhance®Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program developed by Sound Generations, Inc. that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate older adults to stay active throughout their lives.

Enhance®Fitness has been nationally recognized by the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services, US Administration on Aging, and the National Council on Aging. The CDC recommends Enhance®Fitness as an effective arthritis management intervention. The Y’s Enhance®Fitness program is geared toward supporting those who struggle with arthritis, but the program may be suitable for any older adult, regardles of fitness experience. According to the CDC, arthritis affects 54.4 million U.S. adults — more than one out of four.


Enhance®Fitness participants can expect the following:

  • 16-week group exercise class consisting of 12-25 participants (new participants can enroll any time pending availability).
  • Meets three times per week for 60 minutes each.
  • Exercise assessment performed at the beginning and end of the 16 weeks to track progress.
  • Participants are given a complimentary "Family" membership to the Y for the duration of the program.
  • An atmosphere that encourages social interaction, a vital part of health and well-being.

YMCA membership is not required for participation. Please note that this program is fully-funded. Please see below to contact your nearest participating YMCA.

Visit the Enhance®Fitness website for more program information.


In support of the Y’s efforts to strengthen community and improve the nation’s health and well-being, Enhance®Fitness helps participants overcome the obstacles of living with arthritis and revitalize their well-being within a safe and supportive environment.

In studies, participants experienced:

  • Alleviated symptoms of arthritis and other chronic conditions.
  • Improved cognitive function.
  • Improved mental health.
  • Increased muscle mass.


Enhance®Fitness is available at the following locations: