PACE is an exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis that uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion and to help maintain muscle strength. It also helps increase overall stamina. Because there are many different types of arthritis and related conditions, levels of fitness, and degrees of limitation, two levels of PACE� classes are available - basic and advanced.
Instructors who have undergone a special Arthritis Foundation instructor-training workshop conduct classes. The exercises you learn in the PACE program, however, should not replace therapeutic exercises prescribed for you by a therapist.
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