Therapeutic Fitness

The Connection’s Therapeutic Fitness programs help recovering cardio and pulmonary patients, individuals with Parkinson’s and osteoporosis, and women recovering from cancer improve their quality of life with fitness programs specialized to their needs.

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THERAPEUTIC FITNESS CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

    • Aqua S.P.A (Special Population Aerobics)
      An aquatic exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis, osteoporosis, and related health concerns. This program uses gentle activities in the pool to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion, to maintain muscle strength, and to increase stamina.
    • Therapeutic Yoga
      An extra-gentle yoga class, open to all, but with an emphasis on providing therapeutic benefits for individuals coping with an illness or injury. Includes safe and gentle postures, breath awareness and special modifications.
    • Heart-to-Heart Program
      The Connection’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Heart-To-Heart, is dedicated to the prevention and rehabilitation of coronary artery and pulmonary diseases through an individualized exercise program and lifestyle modification. Participants benefit from a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program where they continue their exercise regimen and lifestyle modifications under the supervision of registered nurses. Participants who are ready for a non-monitored program are welcome. The program follows the physician’s exercise prescription. Prospective members must be medically stable and have signed medical clearance.
    • Strength Training for Osteoporosis
      Exercise safely in order to strengthen muscles and maintain bone health, improve posture, and enhance balance. Work with chairs, free weights and bands. Written MD clearance and registration required.
    • Prepare, Sustain, and Recover
      This water exercise class includes gentle movements and exercises in the pool that will improve mobility, strength, breathing, and relaxation. Appropriate for those looking to prepare for surgery, just returning to physical activity, wanting to reduce pain, and/or improve overall day to day life.