Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Exercise

Take Control with Exercise

This program contains water and land classes that are designed specifically for people with arthritis and/or fibromyalgia. We use gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility, range of motion and to help increase overall stamina. This program, however, should not replace a therapeutic exercise program individually prescribed by a therapist. The classes are taught by certified instructors.

Benefits of the program:

  • Reduce Pain
  • Increase Strength
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Social Interaction
  • Improve Performance of Daily Living
  • Increase Feeling of Well-Being
  • Have more Energy 

What our participants say: 

“I wasn’t mobile, I had terrible pain in my spine and hips. I couldn’t even walk two blocks. The warm water arthritis has helped so much that now I can move without pain.” – Joan L.

“My doctors are amazed at my range of motion and flexibility that is all attributed to my dedication to the warm water exercise classes” – Pauline B.

Click the title of the name for dates and times of classes. 

AAE – Arthritis Aquatic Exercise – This program includes a 45-minute warm water exercise routine geared specifically to those with arthritis and/or fibromyalgia. Improve joint flexibility and coordination; reduce muscle weakness and decrease pain and stiffness.

Aqua Yoga – Relaxing aquatic exercise that allows focus on balance and strength using traditional yoga poses in the water.

Chair Fitness – A chair exercise class that will improve your range of motion, flexibility, aerobic capacity and endurance, while having fun in the chair.

Chair Yoga – A gentle form of yoga utilizing the chair for support. Chair yoga allows for greater flexibility and joint mobility through breath and relaxation techniques. 

How to Join the Exercise Program:

  1. Call 773-878-9936, ext. 7318
  2. Get a referral from your doctor 
  3. Bring the referral to the Courtesy Desk and sign the participant release waiver 
  4. Buy class passes from the Courtesy Desk if you aren't a member 
  5. Attend Class


Free with your membership.

10 visit pass $100
15 visit pass $120



Click here to be contacted about our Arthritis and Fibromyalgia programming>

For more information please contact Amy Beck at 773-878-9936, ext. 7318 or email  

773-878-9936, ext. 7318 

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