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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program®

This is a group exercise class for people with arthritis who want to learn safe ways to stay active, reduce pain and move more easily.

About the class

This eight-week class meets twice a week for an hour. It is a community-based, low impact, recreational exercise program. You will  

  • Practice stretching, breathing, and balance  
  • Control body pain  
  • Learn techniques for boosting energy and mood  
  • Learn ways to keep from falling when out in the community  
  • Increase confidence about staying active and managing arthritis   

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program® is an evidence-based program developed by the Arthritis Foundation in partnership with a multidisciplinary team. It is also known as People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE). 

“I have much more energy because of this class. It’s helped me re-engage in life!”

-Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Participant

Benefits of the class

  • Experience less pain   
  • Improve joint function and increase muscular strength  
  • Increase overall sense of well-being and improve quality of life  
  • Provide support and encouragement to your peers  
  • Become more involved in your community and with your neighbors 

Who should take the class

This class is for anyone living with an arthritis diagnosis who is interested in becoming more physically active. It is particularly suited for people who  

  • Have a diagnosis of rheumatoid or osteoarthritis   
  • Suffer from stiffness, fatigue, or arthritis pain  
  • Could benefit from increased physical activity  
  • Feel isolated, lonely, or depressed    

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