Our warm-water pool offers low-impact exercise.

Ohio State’s Center for Wellness and Prevention, located at the Morehouse Medical Plaza, offers warm-water pool classes to support your weight loss and weight management journey.

Four levels of warm-water classes are designed to help reduce pain and increase functionality for individuals with musculoskeletal problems, obesity and other physical ailments. Classes are held in a pool with water temperature ranging from 90-92.8 degrees and a 3-1/2- to 5-foot depth. Wide stairs with handrails are available for pool entrance/exit. You must be able to enter and exit the pool on your own, as one-on-one water instruction or assistance is not provided.

Note: A physician’s referral is necessary to join the warm-water pool program.

Warm-Water Pool Classes

Level 1 Water Movement is for individuals with arthritis, musculoskeletal, obesity or other physical problems who want to keep the body moving at a slow pace. The focus is on stretching and learning to relax. The 45-minute class concentrates on total-body, joint-movement and range-of-motion exercises choreographed with soft music selections. Ai-Chi exercises are incorporated and help participants practice breathing techniques. All instructors are trained and certified through the Arthritis Foundation and are CPR-certified and trained in water rescue.

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m-12:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10-10:45 a.m.

Intermediate Water Movement is set at a slightly faster pace. The arthritis-based exercises are performed to uplifting, upbeat music to help motivate participants and make the class fun. The goal of this class is to improve function but it is not an aerobic workout.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5-5:45 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:15 a.m.; Saturday, 9-9:45 a.m.

Creative Water Movement is an intermediate class with a little more variety in the choreography. Water exercises are performed to uplifting, upbeat music to help motivate participants and make the class fun. The goal of this class is to improve function but not to be an aerobic workout.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-6:45 p.m.

Maintenance Movement/Open Pool is for those who enjoy the benefits of warm water exercises without formalized instruction. During this 45-minute class, participants have access to aquatic equipment. A staff supervisor is on hand. Lap swimming is not allowed in the warm-water pool.

Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; and Saturday, 11-11:45 a.m.

Schedule a warm-water pool program appointment: 614-293-2800

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