Springfield – The City of Springfield’s Aquatics Department will be hosting an aquatic fitness progrma called O2H, for those who are overweight or obese. This program offers a safe, supportive, and effective way for those individuals to being to develop a healthier lifestyle in a protected environment withother people who are also overweight.
This fitness program is designed to meet the specific needs of those who are overweight or obese. exercising in the water allows for low-impact movements that increase range of motion and circulation. Whether you are simply waling or using the aquatic fitness equipment for extra resistance, they offer a personalized workout for you at your own pace. No swim experience is needed, and there be a trained lifeguard on staff for everyone’s safety.
The O2H program will be offered at Milton Bradley School on 22 Mulberry St. There is a walk-in ramp for easy access to the pool. It will run twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 3 through March 2. Pre-registration is requried, and there is a cash or check only fee of $60 per person for Springfield residents and $70 per person for non-city residents. There is also a special rate for Baystate Weight Management patients, available at only $50 for the entire session (which includes 16 classes)! All fees are due on the first day of class. The capacity for the program will cap at 25 swimmers, so call to register soon.
For more information about the O2H program, or any other Aquatics programs, call Joe Federico, Aquatics Director, at 413-787-6298.
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