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You might think exercise will aggravate joint pain and stiffness, however, a lack of exercise can actually make joints even more painful and stiff. Keeping your muscles and surrounding tissue strong is crucial to maintaining support for your bones. Not exercising weakens those supporting muscles, creating more stress on your joints. Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, helps combat fatigue, and reduces joint pain.


Caldwell YMCA: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1–2pm
Pre-registration open now. Program starts Monday, Jan 18.
Branch Contact: Candy Kober: 208 459 2498 ext 663

South Meridian YMCA: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8–9am
Registration open now. Program in progress.
Branch Contact: April Kovalscik, 208 331 9622 ext 524

West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1–2pm
Pre-registration opens January 4. Program starts Monday, Feb 1.
Branch Contact: Katie Christensen, 208 377 4886 ext 424

Downtown Boise YMCA: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1:15 – 2:15 pm
Pre-registration open now. Program starts Monday, Feb 1.
Branch Contact: Camille Cooper McCauley, 208 344 5502 ext 272

This program helps people reclaim their health by targeting people diagnosed with a disease to reduce its negative impact and live well with or following a disease. Enhance®Fitness is one of the YMCA’s EBHI’s (Evidence-Based Health Interventions), meaning that the specific components and exercises in this program have been proven effective in a group exercise setting.

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