Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness.  The routines include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level.  




The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program uses a variety of exercises that can be performed while sitting or standing, including endurance, balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation, and health education topics. Light weights and bands are used in addition to gentle range of motion movements.  


Classes meet 2x/week for 30-45 minutes in length. Classes are facilitated by a trained instructor.


The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is designed for older adults experiencing muscle or joint pain, stiffness, soreness, or who could benefit from an overall low-impact exercise routine. 


No different versions are offered in SE MN at this time.


Classes are offered on a free-will donation basis.


I am able to communicate with others, stay in an independent senior building, and it keeps me healthy enough to stay out of a nursing/care center. Also keeps me in a positive attitude.
— Gale, Lake City
I suffer from Fibromyalgia and have pain over my entire body. This program has helped my body become stronger, helped with my balance, and I have made new friends!
— Suzanne, Lake City
It tones up by muscles, my old joints feel better, and my mental attitude is better!
— Ronald, Okeechobee, FL & Lake City