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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness
  • Tai Chi
  • Water Aerobics/Exercise
  • Weight Training
Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


OSF Saint Francis is proud to be a part of RiverPlex, a state of the art Wellness and Recreation Center located on the beautiful riverfront in downtown Peoria. In collaboration with the Peoria Park District (PPD) this facility offers the community unsurpassed opportunity to improve health and well being in a medically based fitness center. Our professional staff will work in conjunction with the PPD personnel to provide you with all resources needed to achieve your fitness and health goals.

If you are a person with chronic health problems that may have thought exercise with a regular RiverPlex membership was beyond your ability, please see our medical membership page on this web site for an exciting program that may be able to give you the jump-start you need! This program also includes Cardio-Pulmonary Phase 3 Rehabilitation for those individuals recovering from heart or lung problems that need to exercise in the presence of nurses.

Arthritis Services - OSF Saint Francis Arthritis Services offers classes designed to meet the educational, emotional and physical needs of men and women with arthritis.

The purpose of OSF Saint Francis Arthritis Services is to provide an opportunity for people with arthritis to participate in a recreational group activity, which may improve their sense of well being.

Each program is a series of gentle, non-demanding exercises including all major muscle groups that move joints through their full range of movement.

Tai Chi - OSF Saint Francis offers both a basic and advanced level Tai Chi classes. Our lower level beginner's class is held on Mondays and Fridays from 1:15pm to 2:00pm. It is designed through the Arthritis Foundation and chairs are available for participants that need them. RiverPlex membership is not required for this class, session cards are available.

Our advanced class is held Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 7:15am to 7:45am. Please call (309) 282-1600 for further information or to sign up for the class.

Multiple Sclerosis Aquatic Exercise Program - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Arthritis Services in collaboration with The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is offering an aquatic exercise program at OSF Saint Franics RiverPlex. The classes are held in 81-84 degree water and pool access is by a double handrail stairway or a chair lift.

Exercises focus on:
  • Stretching
  • Joint range of motion
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Balance and coordination

All exercises are performed in a positive social setting.