‘Gentle Stretch": Living Healthy with Arthritis Series

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Free event, open to the public; part of the monthly Living Healthy with Arthritis Spring 2012 Active Series presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center
 
Learn how to alleviate the muscle and joint pain of arthritis with “Gentle Stretch,” a free event, open to the public, on Saturday, March 10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building (BIO5 Institute), Room 103, 1657 E. Helen St., Tucson (southeast corner of E. Helen St. and N. Cherry Ave., on the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus). Free parking is available in UA lots near the building. Water will be provided.
 
The event is presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
 
Participants will be guided through the relaxing and effective modality of gentle stretching by nationally-certified instructors Christina Lopez, fitness director, and Jennifer Spencer, assistant fitness director, of Canyon Ranch Health Resort’s comprehensive fitness program. Christina and Jennifer each bring more than 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. They will discuss and demonstrate the importance of a regular flexibility routine and how even the most gentle stretches can help alleviate muscle and joint pain.
 
Space is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, 520-626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu Notification of cancellations also is requested.
 
The session is part of a series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly ‘active lectures’ presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.
 
The Spring 2012 active series is being held each month on a Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building (BIO5 Institute), Room 103, 1657 E. Helen St., Tucson, through May 19. Upcoming active lectures include:
 
·       Saturday, April 21, “Joint Freeing,” Kay Quatraro, fitness specialist, Canyon Ranch Health Resort
 
·       Saturday, May 19, “Chair Yoga,” Laurie Huntzinger, fitness specialist, Canyon Ranch Health Resort
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 The Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease. For more information, visit the website www.arthritis.arizona.edu