Arthritis management at the Y

We offer a range of programs, classes, equipment, and guidance allowing you to exercise, gain strength and increase flexibility without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles.


Health & Fitness

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

YOGA
Joining the mind, body and spirit together, yoga incorporates nurturing movement into your routine safely and effectively. Training includes: mental focus, balance, strength, coordination, and flexibility.
Yoga class styles available:
  • Chair yoga
  • Vinyasa (flowing style)
  • Kundalini (flowing energy balance)
  • Gentle (more supported and seated poses)
  • Yoga with Meditation
  • Strength focused (standing with longer holds)
HEALTHY BACK
Design to improve the strength of the core muscles to protect and maintain a healthy back.

FLEX & BALANCE
A unique program incorporating effective balance and stretching exercises to improve balance, strengthen heart and legs, and improve coordination and posture - all while having FUN.

TAI CHI
Focused movement and balance create this flowing movement style that increase joint suppleness and body awareness.

PILATES
Develop lean muscles, balance, flexibility, coordination and mind/body. Work the core muscles (abdominals, low back and glutes) through a series of choreographed movements done on a mat. This exercise program will leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated.

FOCUS ON FITNESS
Strength training for the active senior. Hand weights, elastic bands, and small balls for gripping are used for resistance. Chairs may be used for seated/standing support

ACTIVE MOVERS
This class blends low-impact cardio exercises with strength training and balance. This class provides everything older adults need to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

NIA
The NIA Technique is a mind/body physical conditioning program that includes neurological integrative practices and teachings.

AQUATICS CLASSES

SHALLOW WATER FITNESS
Classes are conducted in the shallow end of the lap pool and offer great mobility with very little impact. The water helps support the weight of your body, lessening the compression on joints from the spine to the feet. Movement in the water offers resistance and builds as the movements become more dynamic and vigorous.

Shallow Class types available:
  • Walking and running water classes
  • Zumba and choreographed dance
  • Cardiovascular-only training
  • Strength-only training
  • Boxing
  • Boot-camp combining strength and cardio
DEEP WATER FITNESS
Exercise in the deep area of the pool offers a unique physical experience. The body is suspended in the water, creating a non-impact environment and healthy traction for your joints, from the neck to the feet. Suspended with flotation belts, movements go through full range of motion with a focus on strength, cardiovascular benefits, or both.

Deep Water class types available:
  • Dynamic strength
  • Core-focused strength
  • Hydro Running
  • Cardiovascular Training
THERAPY POOL CLASSES
The therapy pool is heated, improving circulation and nurturing the muscles and joints. A warm pool allows for slower movement without cooling the body's core. Classes in this environment can achieve large range of motion movements with precision and mindfulness.

Therapy Pool Class Types:
  • Yoga
  • Pi Yo Chi
  • Arthritis-specific
  • Flexibility Training
  • Dynamic Strength
  • Balance Training
  • Joint Action