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The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program is a warm-water exercise program shown to reduce pain and improve overall health.

Suitable for every fitness level, the classes are held in a friendly and supportive environment that encourages social interaction among participants.



Benefits to You

The Aquatic Program will help you:

  • Reduce pain
  • Decrease feelings of isolation through social interaction
  • Gain strength and flexibility
  • Improve your day-to-day life

Experience the Aquatic Program

The Aquatic Program can be experienced in a class setting:

Aquatic Classes – Led by certified instructors, the one-hour classes meet for six weeks, two to three times per week and are designed to be a fun, safe way for people with arthritis to exercise and stay fit.

Arthritis Water Exercise DVD – Based on the popular Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, this 45-minute DVD provides a water exercise routine that can be done outside the class environment.

Proven Results

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program was co-developed with the YMCA. Studies show individuals attending the classes have experienced:

  • Less pain
  • Improved joint function
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Better perceived quality of life and well-being

Getting Started

Click on “Find a Local Program” below to find an Aquatic class in your area, or contact your local Arthritis Foundation office by calling 800-283-7800.

To order the Arthritis Water Exercise DVD, click here or call 800-283-7800.

Find a Local program button

If you are interested in leading a class, CLICK HERE.

If you want to take part but have concerns about your health, consult your health care provider before you begin.

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