Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Loyola Center for Fitness to Offer Aquatic Classes for Arthritis Sufferers

WHAT: Loyola Center for Fitness will offer Aqua Arthritis, a pool class designed by the Arthritis Foundation specifically for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. The class allows arthritis sufferers to exercise without putting excess strain on joints and muscles.

“Exercise is one of the best ways to control pain and improve function. These classes allow arthritis sufferers the opportunity to get the benefits of exercise in a comfortable, low-impact environment,” said Val Walkowiak, medical integration coordinator at the Loyola Center for Fitness.

Arthritis sufferers will gain strength and flexibility as a trained instructor guides the class through low-impact exercises in a warm-water environment.

WHERE: Loyola Center for Fitness 2160 S. First Ave. Maywood IL 60153

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays June 6 - July 18 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays June 7 - July 14 6:35 pm - 7:35 pm

PRICE: $55 for members, $75 for non-members

WHO: For information on the program, contact Val Walkowiak at (708) 327-3526.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.