Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Warm Water Exercise Programs

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania currently offers Warm Water Exercise Programs 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. The programs are offered Monday to Fridays from mid January to mid December each year. For information on joining the program please call the Arthritis InfoLine 1800 011 041. More information on water exercise can be found.

The Joint Movement Strength Training Programs

The Joint Movement Strength Training Program is an evidence based, 12 week group exercise program specifically designed for adults with stable, managed arthritic conditions. Led by a qualified and specially trained exercise professional, the first week involves a pre-exercise screen and assessment of baseline health outcome measures, followed by 10 weekly sessions of resistence training utilising hand weights, leg cuffs and body weight. A follow-up assessment is undertaken at week 12, providing participants (and their referring GP/allied health provider) with a report on progress. Ongoing weekly sessions are offered for participants wishing to continue after the initial 12 week program. Sessions are $10 per week, with a $20 upfront payment required to secure a place. . For information on joining the program please call the Arthritis InfoLine 1800 011 041. More information on strength training can be found.