We offer a variety of wellness programs available to patients and the community. They are held at Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing. Registration is required. Please call 484-628-HELP (4357) to register.
Hatha Yoga is the most popular yoga practiced in the United States. It focuses on yoga postures (asanas) and breathing techniques. The postures can help your energy to flow freely and help create balance in your life. Research shows many benefits of Hatha Yoga, such as improved posture, flexibility and strength, as well as improved sleep, lower blood pressure, and the management of stress. Bring a mat or towel and dress comfortably.
Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
$10 per class
Aquatic Fitness is an exercise program for individuals who are experiencing pain, decreased endurance, and problems with balance and fatigue. Participants enjoy the comfort of a heated pool while working to increase strength, improve balance, increase cardiovascular conditioning, and decrease pain. Limited availability! $8 per class:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 12 p.m.
Aquatic Fitness Plus
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m.
FLOW stands for Friendship, Laughter, Openness, and Workout. When managing a life-changing illness, you have to learn how to FLOW and adapt to changes in your lifestyle. FLOW was created to help you combat feelings of isolation, fatigue, pain, low self-esteem, muscle weakness, and balance concerns. A qualified facilitator will lead you through a series of movements that can help with the healing and strengthening of your body at its own pace.
- Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
- $3 per class
Healing Yoga is safe and gentle for people seeking support with deep relaxation, stress, pain management, life changes, trauma, or living with a life-changing diagnosis. It focuses on gentle and nourishing postures, movements, breathing techniques, meditation, and mindful practices. Bring a mat or towel and dress comfortably.
- Thursdays at 6 p.m.
- $10 per class
Tai Chi is known to have many health benefits. An experienced instructor will lead you through slow, relaxed, graceful movements. With a focus on breathing and meditation, the entire body is always in motion, moving gently and at a uniform speed.
- Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
- $5 per class
Tai Chi for those with Parkinson’s Disease
Tai chi is a practice of slow, gentle, continuous movements. It may be practiced standing up or sitting in a chair. Those with Parkinson’s disease may see benefits of improved balance, stability, mobility, and flexibility. The practice of tai chi may also help reduce stress and improve your quality of life.
- Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
- $5 per class
Rise Up and Shine
Rise Up and Shine is an exercise program for people living with Parkinson’s disease that focuses on strength, balance, and flexibility to help increase mobility and decrease the risk of falls. Cost of class: $8