“The water’s buoyancy takes pressure off your joints,” says Sandy Duncan, MSA, ACSM, EP-C, manager for Health and Wellness Services at Fitness Plus. “Participants are able to do much more in the water than they can on land, which helps them exercise in a safe, fun way.”
The classes also are a great way to meet others. “Our participants are a very social group and often get together for lunch after class,” says Duncan.
Fitness Plus offers more than 20 Arthritis Aquatics classes each week. Participants can enroll in a class at any time. The Cape Girardeau Senior Citizens’ Service Fund board has provided some scholarships for Cape County residents 60 and older who have a financial need.
Call 573-331-5970 for a scholarship application or to register.