Arthritis Exercise Program
The Arthritis Exercise Program, one of the Arthritis Foundation’s Community Programs for Better Living, is an evidence-based, low-impact physical activity. Documented health benefits include: reduced joint pain and stiffness; increased range-of-motion, flexibility, endurance and energy levels; and improvement in joint function, muscle tone, sleep, and overall health quality.
Developed by physical therapists in 1986, the goal of the Arthritis Exercise program is to manage arthritis-related pain, fatigue, and decreased strength. It is designed for individuals of all ages and levels of mobility and fitness. Exercises can be done while being seated or standing.
The WHRC is proud to have begun hosting the Arthritis Exercise Program in September, 2013 with assistance from the Arthritis Foundation's Andrew & Gloria Guasch Memorial Grant Program.
Arthritis Exercise Program Faculty
Bonnie Maeda, RN is a certified Relax and Renew teacher of Judith Hanson Lasater’s program and a graduate of the Yoga Room Advanced Studies Program. She currently teaches AF’s Exercise class at Washington Hospital in Fremont. Bonnie founded our gentle yoga program five years ago and has conducted workshops, such as "Coping with Chronic Pain."
Nancy Yates has been teaching AF’s Exercise class for almost two years. She teaches at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center and teaches yoga for arthritis at the Bay Area Outreach and Recreational Program.
Eve Fleishman is a certified instructor for the Arthritis Foundation’s Exercise program in addition to being certified as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist in the Viniyoga tradition with Gary Kraftsow. She has over 1000 hours of training in body awareness and chronic health conditions and has been practicing yoga since 1999. Eve is also a professional singer and enjoys helping students explore the healing qualities of sound through movement.
Call 415-600-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Join the next session of the Arthritis Exercise Program.