Health & Fitness

Enhance®Fitness Arthritis Management

Treating Arthritis through Smiles, Fun and Friendships

Enhance®Fitness is a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living.

EnhanceFitness has been nationally recognized by the US Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Administration on Aging and the National Council on Aging.

It offers low-impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels. Exercises focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance and flexibility - all of which can reduce arthritis symptoms.

Most importantly, EnhanceFitness is fun. Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes smiles fun, laughter and friendships. Participants keep coming back and encouraging each other to stay healthy.

What you'll get through EnhanceFitness

  • Certified instructor with special training to bring out your best
  • Five-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
  • 20-minute aerobic workout to get you moving, or a walking workout to lively music
  • Five-minute cool-down
  • 20-minute strength training workout with soft ankle or wrest weights
  • 10-minute stretching workout to keep muscles flexible
  • Multiple balance exercises
  • Lots of opportunities to socialize and make new friends
  • You'll feel welcome, whether you have arthritis or not

EnhanceFitness at the East Area Family Y

  • Classes are free for YMCA members
  • Classes run 2-3pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Group Exercise Studio
  • For details, please contact Erin Coelho by e-mail
    or at 637-2025, ext. 225

EnhanceFitness at the North Area Family Y

  • For details, please contact Kelly Notman by e-mail or at 451-2562, ext. 214