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Aquatics for Arthritis
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Now offering programs through the American Arthritis Foundation taught by our certified Arthritis Foundation Program Leader. An AEA program leader is an individual trained to lead community, aquatics-based group exercise classes designed specifically for individuals with arthritis, related rheumatic diseases, or musculoskeletal conditions. The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program are structured group exercise classes following specified guidelines most appropriate for those with such chronic health conditions. Currently, we are offering two courses:
"Fountain of Youth Arthritis" will focus on exercises approved by the Arthritis Foundation include walking, gentle stretching, flexing, extension and range-of-motion. Exercises are done in shallow water and focus on activities of daily living, moving a joint through your range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle.
"Arthritis Aqua-Interval" will focus on the older adult population. In this class, the instructor leads participants through cardio movements such as walking, jogging, kicking, cross-country ski movements and jumping jacks. Low-impact, perfect for a beginner.