Arthritis Aquatics

BWC Arthritis Aquatics class

Arthritis Aquatics is a four-week exercise program based on AmericanArthritis Foundation guidelines and conducted under the supervision of a Fitness Consultant.  This class is ongoing.

Swimming ability is not required.

A physician's consent is required for non-members.  

 

Classes meet: 

Mon/Wed/Fri for 4 weeks 45-min.
start times: 9:05- 9:50 am, 10:05- 10:50 am, 11:05- 11:50 am, 12:05- 12:50 pm

 

Fee: 

Free for members
$25 for non-members 

 

Registration should be completed two days prior to the first class attended.

Contact our Service Desk in person or call 706-278-9355.

 

What is Arthritis Aquatics?

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program is a water exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis because it allows participants to exercise without putting excess strain on their joints and muscles. 

Who are the Instructors?

All instructors have successfully completed the Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program Leader Training sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation.  

Does it Work?

The Program has been shown to decrease pain and stiffness and improve daily function. Program Goals The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is designed to:

  • Decrease pain and stiffness

  • Decrease feelings of pain and isolation

  • Improve independence and self-esteem

  • Improve or maintain muscle strength or reduce muscle weakness caused by muscle inactivity

  • Improve balance and coordination