Arthritis Pool and Exercise Classes

Arthritis Movement Program
A community-based, recreational group movement and education program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. The program’s multiple components help reduce pain and stiffness, and help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength and functional ability. Each class includes a variety of exercises that can be performed while sitting, standing or lying on the floor; endurance building routines; relationship exercises; and health education topics. Individuals from basic to advanced capabilities will benefit from the program.
Classes are conducted by trained and certified instructors in partnership with the local Arthritis Foundation chapter. Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Education Center. Registration is not required prior to class. There is no cost for the movement class.
This is an ongoing class. You may start at any time.

Arthritis Pool Class
The Aquatic class is for anyone with arthritis or joint pain that doesn’t go away. It uses gentle activities done in a warm water pool to help increase joint flexibility, muscle strength, and coordination. An amazing 98% of participants previously enrolled in the Aquatic Program experienced a decrease in their arthritis pain and stiffness.
Arthritis is the top cause of disability in the United States. Exercising in warm water helps participants see that they can take charge of their arthritis so it doesn’t get them down.
St. Peter's Hospital offers various class times; however, participation is based on availability and currently there is a wait list for all sessions. Sessions last 3 months and include 1 to 2 days/week pool time at Capital City Health Club (club membership is not necessary). Those referrals who are already members of CCHC will be allowed one 12-week session while participants who do not have membership will be offered up to two consectuive sessions (second session depending on availability).
Pool times take place:
  • Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
There is no cost for the pool program but a prescription from your doctor is required. Prescriptions can be faxed to 447-2544.  You will be contacted one the prescription is received. Please note that because of the waiting list, attendance is required and thus any stretch of absence will result in removal from the program. 
To inquire about the wait list, or to learn more, please contact our Community Education Department at 444-2130.
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