Enhance®Fitness is a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. It is a 16-week exercise program that meets three times per week for 60 minutes per class. 

Enhance®Fitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, and the National Council on Aging.

In each class, participants experience:
• A certified instructor with special training
• Exercises focusing on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance which can help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms
• An atmosphere that encourages social interaction, which is a vital part of health and well-being for older adults

Who can take the class?
Enhance®Fitness welcomes older adults at all fitness levels. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis.

Read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's article about arthritis in the United States and how YMCAs are playing a role in helping people live more fully with arthritis. 

The program is now being offered at these NC YMCAs: