Mar. 27, 2014 6:00 pm | Saint Louis


If you have lupus, one of the best things you can do to manage the disease is to become as physically fit as possible. Studies show that physical exercise can lower the risk of heart disease in lupus patients and is also beneficial in decreasing the risk of osteoporosis. Exercise can also be helpful in managing fatigue and pain and improving overall quality of life for people with lupus. These introductory exercise programs will help you find an exercise that works best for you.  We invite you to participate in this four-part  low impact exercise series that focuses on walking, low impact aerobics, aquatics therapy and yoga. Register for one or all of these programs.


5-Week Walking Program
Kick-Off at Big River Running  |  606 North & South Road  |  University City, MO 63130
March 27, 2014 |  6:00 - 7:00 PM

Walking is a great exercise that helps build muscle strength and is desirable for a healthy heart.  We have teamed up with Big River Running to offer this five-week walking program to help even novice walkers start walking for better health. Join us for the kick-off meeting for tips on how to prepare for a walking program and then join our weekly walking group.  This is a great program to help you prepare for the Walk to End Lupus Now in St. Louis on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Purchase your walking gear in the store after the program and receive a 15% discount. If you are unable to attend this meeting but want to participate in the walking program, please register here.
Facilitated by: Big River Running Staff


YMCA Emerson  |  3390 Pershall Road  |  St. Louis, MO 63135
May 31, 2014  |  10:00 - 11:30 AM
Yoga is a body awareness exercise that can improve posture, balance, and coordination. This is a excellent way to learn the basic elements of yoga and relaxation techniques.
Facilitated by: Patricia Florian Smith, Yoga Instructor, YMCA Emerson


St. Louis Jewish Community Center  |  Staenberg Family Complex  |  2 Millstone Campus Drive  |  St. Louis, MO 63146
June 14, 2014  |  10:00 - 11:00 AM

Warm water exercise can help to reduce pain and help you gain strength and flexibility while reducing muscle stiffness. This program is a fun and safe way to gently exercise and stay fit. 
Facilitated by: Teresa Canns-Miller, Physical Therapist, Rehab Institute of St. Louis

Low Impact Aerobics

St. Louis Jewish Community Center  |  Staenberg Family Complex  | 2 Millstone Campus Drive  |  St. Louis, MO 63146
July 12, 2014  |  10:00 - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a fun class that is easy for beginners! This individualized group aerobics program will include an active warm-up chair and standing work, stretching and strengthening, to promote flexible joints and stronger muslces.
Facilitated by: Azhar Shah, Physical Therapist, Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, LLC

Registration Information

There is no fee to participate but space is limited so REGISTER EARLY.  These programs are offered only for individuals who have been diagnosed with lupus and  are 16 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18, written parental consent is required.  Please check with your doctor prior to starting this or any other exercise program.

Registration is required.

More information

Phone: 314-644-2222