ALTON — Residents are invited to participate in a low-intensity stretching program at OSF Saint Clare’s Hospital.
Instructed by a licensed physical therapist, the Fit and Flexible program may benefit people with fibromyalgia or mild back problems.
The six-week program meets weekly at 6:15 p.m. Mondays and starts Nov. 9. Cost of the program is $15, and classes will be held at OSF Saint Clare’s Medical Office Building in the Occupational Therapy Balance Center at 815 E. Fifth St.
The class emphasizes low-intensity, gentle stretching and relaxation exercises for anyone interested in increasing their flexibility but uncomfortable in a traditional exercise class setting. Better flexibility can improve coordination and decrease the risk of injury.
Participants should bring their own mat and must be able to move to the floor and back up without assistance.
Registration is limited. For information or to register, call OSF Saint Anthony’s at (618) 465-2264.