Some exercise resources for people with chronic medical conditions:
7127 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 739-7270; Longevity-Fitness.com
Services: Adaptive-fitness classes for those with medical concerns
Services: Senior Stretchers, classes with chair exercises, standing and mat exercises at Parkview Health and Fitness Center, 3000 State Blvd., also at Senior Club on Randallia campus, 2200 Randallia Drive.
Pranayoga School of Yoga and Holistic Health
1301 Lafayette St., 10329 Illinois Road; 627-9642; PranayogaSchool.com
Services: Provides individual and group instruction in adaptive yoga and free classes for cancer patients.
Rock Steady Boxing
6723 S. Anthony Blvd.; 557-1028; RockSteadyBoxing.org
Services: No-contact classes for people with Parkinson’s disease available at Lutheran Life Villages.
St. Joseph Hospital, 700 Broadway; 425-3087
Services: Program offers the Arthritis Foundation’s chair-based group exercise class, which is also suitable for other conditions that affect strength, balance, endurance and/or flexibility, according to Deana Croussore, coordinator. There are also Zumba Gold and Zumba Fusion programs, as well Circle Fitness exercise classes and Circle Swimmers, pool-based exercise. Classes take place at the St. Joseph Wellness Center and other sites.
5310 Merchandise Drive; 483-1415; SpieceFitness.com
Services: Offers Aqua MS and Aqua Warm/Aqua Arthritis in pools heated to 84 degrees or 92 degrees respectively to work with people’s needs, as well as yoga, Pilates and lower-impact Zumba and tai chi, says Anne Davis, executive director. MS classes are open to nonmembers.
Greater Fort Wayne YMCA
Services: Branches offer special populations classes including Silver Sneakers, Zumba Gold, Motion for Life and EnhanceFitness that feature reduced-impact exercises for those concerned about joint wear and tear, as well as the Livestrong programs for cancer patients.