Water Fitness Classes Decrease Arthritis Symptoms

The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver offers Water Fitness classes to combat arthritis

For 50 million adults across the United States, the start of winter months and colder weather marks an increase in the severity of their arthritis symptoms. The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver is reminding the community of various water fitness programs offered year round designed to help reduce symptoms of arthritis and joint pain.

“Water Fitness classes such as Arthritis Foundation Aquacise and Mobility in Motion are two of many classes that help strengthen muscles and ease some of the symptoms commonly associated with Arthritis, joint pain and joint injuries,” said Dana Wedlick, Schlessman Family YMCA Aquatics Director.

The Arthritis Foundation Aquacise course is designed specifically for anyone with arthritis. The class includes a series of specific activities to help improve joint flexibility, relieve pain and stiffness. The Mobility in Motion class places an emphasis on water conditioning and toning that is low impact on joints. Almost all water fitness classes offered at YMCA of Metropolitan Denver branches are low impact on joints and are offered at various activity levels.

Participants in water fitness programs often develop friendships that transcend the pool. As stated by Joni Krickbaum, “The groups tend to be very close! They have been there for each other through health issues, daily routines, and many life milestones. Most of them joined the YMCA over a decade ago and have been coming ever since.”

Water fitness classes are offered at four of the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver branches: Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA, Southwest Family YMCA, Littleton Family YMCA and the Schlessman Family YMCA. For more information about Water fitness classes or to find a class near you, please visit: www.denverymca.org

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver
A leading nonprofit, the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver strengthens communities by engaging and connecting individuals, families and seniors through youth development and healthy living values-based programs. Each year, the Y brings together over 68,000 children, teens, members, and volunteers through a variety of programs and services at its five branches and 75 program locations across metro Denver. The Y is one of 2,700 YMCA organizations nationwide, collectively helping more than 21 million people learn, grow, and thrive. To join, donate, or get more information, visitwww.denverymca.org.


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