GLEN COVE - Senior citizens in Glen Cove are combining fitness and fun through a dance class at their local YMCA.

The Silver Sneakers class features upbeat music and moves that offer an emphasis on muscular endurance.

Instructor Kate Hayes is a former dancer who loves to exercise. She says that participants use a range of motions to get their heart rate up and build strength.

Gerrie Nuccio says she's been attending for years. "I was sitting at home vegetating," she recalls. "A neighbor said, 'Why don't you try silver sneakers?' I said, 'That's for old people.' That was three years ago, and we haven't missed a day unless we were traveling."

The class is given two days a week for an hour each time.