What is Warm Water Exercise?
Exercising in warm water is one of the most comfortable and effective ways that a person with arthritis can exercise. The buoyancy of the water supports the body, taking the weight off inflamed and painful joints. The warmth of the water helps tight joints to loosen up and relax, easing soreness and soothing any pain.
The role of the water in your exercise class is two-fold – not only does it soothe and support your body, it also offers resistance to your movements, acting somewhat like a weight to help strengthen your muscles while you exercise.
How can it help me?
- Keep you moving
- Improve your coordination and endurance
- Ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles
- Help you feel better
Our warm water exercise classes
Unlike standard water-aerobic exercise classes, our program has been developed specifically for people affected by arthritis. All classes are lead by trained volunteers. A number of classes may be eligible for health fund claim receipts. Our classes:
- give you the opportunity to exercise with guidance from a trained instructor, in a friendly and social environment
- are designed for small groups
- participants follow the same routine, but your leader will show you how to adjust the exercise to fit your personal needs, such as varying the pressure you exert on the water.
$15 per class
Each class is 45 minutes long and are held during the TAS Department of Education school term (9 or 10 weeks). We currently offer our warm water exercise classes at the following locations:
- Clarence – Clarence Joint Therapy Centre, 273 Clarence St, Howrah TAS 7018
- Glenorchy – St Giles Hydrotherapy, 1A Anfield Street, Glenorchy
- TERM 1: 6 February to 6 April 2023
- TERM 2: 24 April to 7 July 2023
- TERM 3: 24 July to 29 September 2023
- TERM 4: 16 October to 15 December 2023
If you are ready to enrol in a class, complete the pre-exercise screening form.
Completing the pre exercise screening form is a requirement for this program.
If you are not ready to enrol but would like more information please call 1800 011 041 or complete and submit the enquiry form below.