Wheelchair Strength Training
Led by a certified strength training professional, additional assistance is provided uponrequest. This moderate-to-low intensity program focuses on core, posterior and anterior strength, and endurance by doing 15-20 reps per exercise. The equipment used accommodates all sizes, ages, and skill levels.
The lap swimming program is ideal for increasing general fitness, maintaining current fitness levels, and having a good time.
Certified instructors lead all of these classes. FreeMotion Circuit Training allows multiple participants with and without disabilities to work at the same time. The equipment allows participants to focus on all major upper and lower body muscles in just 30 minutes. As participants increase strength and endurance, each person can make as little as a 2.5 pound increase in the working weight for a particular machine. In a typical routine, the group will move from station to station, working for 45-60 seconds and transitioning to the next machine within 45 seconds. The equipment we will use for the groups accommodates all sizes and skill levels of participants, young and old. FreeMotion equipment allows clients to move through a safe and pain-free range of motion with the ability to adjust each piece at various degrees if recovering from injury or having restrictions from the effects of Osteoarthritis.
This program provides monitored, certified instruction in an exercise activity in water for persons with MS. Aquatics is often recommended because it eliminates the effects of gravity. The weightlessness that occurs in water helps a person with weakened limbs attain a greater range of motion. In addition, chest-high water can provide support, enabling many persons with MS to stand and maintain balance for exercises with less effort than on land.
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