McMaster Aging Portal

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

As part of our LiveWell partnership, McMaster has set up a link specific for the YMCA to view the Optimal Aging Portal. This fantastic site is filled with evidence based information on health and aging.

This program is designed for people with chronic bone and joint health problems such as osteoporosis and arthritis. It is also appropriate for those wanting to improve their health before and after having hip or knee replacement surgery.

All participants will meet with a YMCA staff for an intake interview to discuss medical history. You may join the program at anytime and education sessions occur weekly. A physician's approval is strongly recommended. 

The InMotion program will allow participants access to,

  • GentleFit, Hydrotherapy and WalkFit classes along with individualized exercise plans on the fitness floor with YMCA staff assistance.
  • Education sessions from a Hamilton Health Sciences physiotherapist.


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GentleFit - LiveWell

Instructor pulling band during GentleFit class

A gentle exercise class using a chair, resistance bands and small hand weights. Appropriate for those with chronic conditions and or limited mobility.

Hydrotherapy - LiveWell
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Pilates - LiveWell
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WalkFit
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