The Galter LifeCenter offers both the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program and the Arthritis Foundation P.A.C.E. Program.
These programs provide opportunities for people with arthritis to meet others and have fun while exercising. For many years it was thought that people with arthritis should not exercise because it would damage their joints. Today, doctors and therapists know that people with arthritis can improve their health without injury their joints through proper exercise.
The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program is a recreational program conducted in a heated pool. All exercises are performed in the pool and meet the guidelines of the Arthritis Foundation.
The Arthritis Foundation P.A.C.E. Program which stands for: People with Arthritis Can Exercise is an exercise program designed specifically to use gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion and to help increase overall stamina. P.A.C.E. classes are performed sitting in a chair, and taught by an Arthritis Foundation Certified Instructor. This program, however, should not replace a therapeutic exercise program individually prescribed by a therapist.
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