National Jewish has the largest warm-water pool in the Denver area, a great resource right across the courtyard! Located in Kunsberg, this pool boasts a consistent temperature of 93-95 deg F. Great for sore joints and tense muscles, these classes provide you with a medium to either take it easy or work yourself into a sweat. All classes are 45-min and are staggered to avoid crowded locker rooms.
Back/Core: This class is designed to focus on your belly, hips, and shoulders at a slow, gentle pace in shallow water. Floatation resistance may be used to increase your difficulty.
Shallow Water: This class is a great all-around program that focuses on gentle strengthening, flexibility, and cardio. Oxygen is available for those who require it.
Deep Water: This class utilizes either floatation belts or noodles to help keep you buoyant. Another great all-around program, emphasis is on strengthening in the arms, back, and hips. Lap walking or swimming provides a great cardio work-out. Class can be made more challenging by reducing or removing the floatation assist.
There is no open-swim available at this time secondary to staffing limitations. However, you may use the pool during class times for independent exercise as long as classes or rehab sessions are not disrupted.
Beginner Kinesis Class:
This class has been created for beginners to exercise and individuals who have completed pulmonary rehab and would like to continue with a structured exercise program or for anyone with pulmonary limitations and is cleared by their doctor. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Supplemental oxygen will be provided for those who need it. This class will include strengthening, endurance training, balance and flexibility exercises using the Kinesis wall primarily.
Group Fitness Classes:
If you are interested in improving your overall fitness (strength, endurance, balance and flexibility) then this is the class for you! Classes are appropriate for all fitness levels and incorporate a variety of equipment including the Kinesis wall for functional training, medicine balls, exercise balls, free weights, steps and body weight resisted activities. Each class is different so it will keep your body and brain wondering what’s next!
A minimal equipment class that targets the trouble spots: Arms, Legs, Core, and Seat. It quickly builds strength, balance, and coordination in a low-impact, variably intense workout. It’s methodical and non-intimidation structure makes it easy for any level to join.
Taijichuan for Health and Rejuvenation (Tai Chi):
Holidays got you feeling stressed and overextended? Start the new year right and experience how the meditative practice of taijichuan can help you balance both your mind and body.
In this beginner class, you will learn the basic movements and stances which serve as the foundation for the Yang style taijichuan routine. With practice, you will experience a greater awareness of your body, calming of the mind, and an increased resilience against the stressors of daily life.
Cardio Series (30 min each) No need to sign up ahead of time, just meet in the rehab fitness center.
Cardio: This is a moderate to high impact class that will keep your heart rate elevated for 30 minutes. Classes will utilize the treadmills, bikes and the elliptical machines as well as ground activities (sprints, jumping, etc.). Some classes may take place outdoors depending on the weather.
Bootcamp: This 30 min class incorporates basic lifting combinations and cardio intervals for all fitness levels. Efficient and effective way to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight and build muscle.
Guts and Butts: Come target those trouble spots with a 30 min power session. Get ready to use a variety of equipment including stability balls, BOSU balance trainers, medicine balls, and more!
Learn to relax and become more flexible (both physically and mentally) with Yoga. This is a slow-paced class with easy to follow poses that can be performed on the floor or in a chair. Both beginners and those with experience with Yoga are welcome to participate. This class is appropriate for those with back, shoulder or knee pain because it is taught by a physical therapist. Please wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. You will be taking off your shoes.