Healthy Lifestyle Programs
The Joint Movement Program is a light-moderate strength training exercise program made especially for people with arthritis-related symptoms. The Program is suitable for beginners, and is open to people aged 65 years and over, of all abilities and fitness levels.
The Joint Movement is run in group classes, and includes one class each week over 12 weeks. The 12-week Program is available as either a land based program (e.g. in health centres or gyms) or a warm water based program. The availability of each program type varies by location.
The Joint Movement is run by trained fitness professionals, so you can be sure that you are exercising safely, correctly and for the most benefit!
Why is strength training good for me?
Strength training has proven benefits for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels, including:
- Relaxation and loosening up of tight joints and muscles (warm water based)
- Less pain without further medications
- Better movement and balance, flexibility and co-ordination
- Improved ability to do daily activities
- Better stamina and energy levels
- Better recovery from joint surgery
- Improved feelings of wellbeing
- Aerobic exercises for a total body workout (warm water based).
No matter what your age, the evidence is loud and clear; simple strength training completed regularly, can and will help. The Joint Movement Program is fun and beneficial for anyone – with or without arthritis.
The Joint Movement – Now available in Tasmania!
The Joint Movement is a national program and is currently available in four locations in Tasmania: Glenorchy, Clarence, Kingston and Huonville, with plans to expand to these locations: Launceston and Woodbridge.
Click the locations on the map for more details.
$10 per person, per session ($120 in total for the 12-week course).
Are you a trained fitness professional?
Become a Joint Movement Leader
The Joint Movement is an Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania program delivered by fitness professionals across Tasmania. Joint Movement Leaders are required to hold a minimum of Cert IV Fitness and undertake additional training specific to the program. If you are interested in joining our team of The Joint Movement Leaders please get in touch today by emailing or calling 1800 011 041.
Smoother Mover Warm Water Exercise Classes
Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania currently offers Smoother Mover Warm Water Exercise classes at two locations in Southern Tasmania – Glenorchy and Clarence. Classes are led by trained volunteer leaders who have obtained a nationally recognised and industry endorsed qualification in leading warm water group exercise sessions for people with musculoskeletal conditions. Classess are offered Monday to Fridays from mid January to mid December each year. The cost is $10 per class and payment is made in advance – either $100 for 10 weeks or $50 for 5 weeks. Our classes are not designed to be individual therapy sessions. They are intended to be a group exercise program and all participants are expected to follow the class program of activities (minimum 45 minutes) to gain maximum benefit.
For information on joining the program please call the Arthritis InfoLine 1800 011 041. More information on the benefits of warm water exercise can be found: