Skip to Content
Home > Services > Sports and Fitness > Fitness Services and Classes > Warm Water Exercise Programs
Monday - Friday6:15 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Staff members are available to help participants with equipment during these hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness541 North FairbanksMezzanine LevelChicago, IL 60611
Monday–Friday6:15 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Exercising in warm water offers individuals a number of unique benefits such as safety - the buoyancy of the water minimizes the fear of falling and the warm water helps warm the muscles and increase blood flow improving flexibility.
Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Thursdays: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
$165 for 11-week session
This class is designed to teach water exercises that will help improve flexibility, muscular strength, posture, core stability, and balance. Exercises may be modified for all ability levels from slow and gentle to dynamic in movement. The goal of this class is to increase muscular strength and stability in a pain-free enabling environment.
Mondays, 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Mondays, 5:30 - 6:15 PM
This class is designed to teach warm water exercise that will help improve flexibility, muscular strength, posture, core stability, and balance. Exercises may be modified for all ability levels from slow and gentle to dynamic in movement.
This class utilizes Pilates principles and adapts them for the water. All classes are led by a certified Peyow Aqua Pilates instructor.
Fridays, 3:30 - 4: 45 PM
Fridays, 4:45 - 5:30 PM
The goals of this 45-minute warm water exercise class are to increase participants’ aerobic capacity and muscular strength, to improve flexibility, balance, coordination and body awareness, and to develop better core stabilization – all through the comfortable resistance of water. Because water buoyancy supports the body and reduces strain on joints, Aqua Fit is suitable for all ability levels and does not require one to be able to swim. The format of this class incorporates cardiovascular interval training, muscular strengthening and balance circuits and stretching cool-downs.
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
This warm water exercise workshop for people with Parkinson’s is a dynamic exercise program that targets the common motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Warm water therapy and exercise has been shown to improve flexibility, active range of motion, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance. These are common areas affected in a person with Parkinson’s but exercise has been shown to counterbalance the progression of the disease. The water is an ideal place for participants to challenge themselves without the fear of falling.
This semi-private class will emphasize these types of exercises in a three part exercise program: Active range of motion, Dynamic Cardiovascular Conditioning, Functional Power Circuit Exercises
345 E. Superior Street - Chicago, IL 60611 | 1-800-354-REHAB (7342) | 312-238-1000
©2015 Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved.