YMCA OFFERS PROGRAM FOR THOSE WITH ARTHRITIS
For immediate release:
Diane S. Nahabedian
YMCA of Greater Providence
The YMCA of Greater Providence is offering, EnhanceFitness, an exercise class specifically designed for those dealing with arthritis. The program offers low-impact exercises proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. This program is for any adult who copes with the difficulties of arthritis.
EnhanceFitness exercises focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance and flexibility which can help reduce arthritis symptoms. A certified instructor leads classes at a pace that works for each participant.
Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes fun, laughter, and friendship.
The program is offered at five locations including:
- West Bay YMCA – North Kingstown, RI – 401-295-6501
- Cranston YMCA – Cranston, RI – 401-943-0444
- Bayside YMCA – Barrington, RI – 401-245-2444
- East Side YMCA – East Side Providence, RI – 401-521-0155
- Newman YMCA – Seekonk, MA – 508-336-7103
To register call the YMCA nearest you. Or, for more information on the program please call Martha Machnik, director of healthy aging, at the YMCA at 401-427-1820.
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The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501C3 serving communities in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. The Y is a charitable organization made up of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.