Arthritis and Joint Health

Arthritis and Joint Health

Some think exercise will aggravate joint pain and stiffness; however, a lack of exercise can actually make joints even more painful and stiff. Keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones. Not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, creating more stress on your joints. Exercise benefits people with arthritis and a limited range of motion. It increases strength and flexibility, helps combat fatigue, and reduces joint pain.


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Clinical TRX - Suspension Training for Joint Health

Caldwell YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
1/1/22 - 12/31/22
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By leveraging bodyweight and manipulating stability, TRX Suspension Training modifies intensity across a range of low to high loads and stable to unstable positions. The suspension trainer is used to train multiple components of fitness:

  • Rehabilitate musculo-skeletal injures
  • Advance overcoming disabilities
  • Prevent injuries
  • Promote health and fitness
  • Enhance performance

For Direct Branch information please contact:

Caldwell YMCA – 208-454-9622: Candy

Tomlinson South YMCA – 208-331-9622: April

 

Interested? Inquire here!

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
10/27/21 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 35.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
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front desk

EnhanceFitness

Caldwell YMCA, Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/1/22 - 12/31/22
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Regular physical activity for the older adult population can help manage a number of illnesses, including high blood pressure, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Physical activity helps to decrease arthritic pain, delay the onset of disability, improve physical functioning and independence, enhance mood and quality of life, and improve aerobic and muscular strength.

Physical activity guidelines for Americans recommend that adults perform at least 150–300 (5 hrs.) a week of moderate-intensity activity. Additionally, this activity should include multi-components including balance training as well as aerobic and muscular strengthening exercises.

Each 1-hour class includes the following components:

This program helps people reclaim their health by targeting people diagnosed with a disease to reduce its negative impact and live well with or following a disease. Enhance®Fitness is one of the YMCA’s EBHI’s (Evidence-Based Health Interventions), meaning that the specific components and exercises in this program have been proven effective in a group exercise setting. This is part of what makes this program so unique! Enhance®Fitness has been found to benefit program participants in the following ways:

  • Maintain or improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, balance, and flexibility
  • Protects against falls and injuries
  • Maintains or improves physical function
  • Decreases Depression
  • Reduces medical care utilization cost
  • Provides a social benefit
  • Promotes a physically active lifestyle

For Direct Branch information please contact:

Caldwell YMCA, Candy: 208-454-9622 | Downtown YMCA, Deric: 208-344-5501 | Tomlinson South YMCA, April: 208-331-9622 | West YMCA, Christine: 208-377-9622

Interested? Inquire here!

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
10/27/21 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 0.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
Tomlinson South - Mo,We,Fr - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Register at
front desk
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
West YMCA - Mo,We,Fr - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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front desk
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
West YMCA - Mo,We,Fr - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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front desk
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
Caldwell YMCA - Mo,We,Fr - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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front desk
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
Downtown YMCA - Mo,We,Fr - 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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front desk