Movement for Joint Health and Osteoarthritis

Movement for Joint Health and Osteoarthritis

This collection will help you learn and practice a few exercises to keep your joints healthy, moving smoothly, and functioning well in your everyday activities. We'll focus on four principles of joint health and osteoarthritis management: improving strength, improving flexibility, decreasing stiffness, and increasing lubrication in your joints by simply moving! Movement is especially important for large weight-bearing joints like your hips and knees. These classes and foundational skills will help you support your body over your lifetime and act as a guide for maintaining mobility and managing joint health, even with a few minutes of movement every day.

It can be difficult to know where to start or feel safe trying new exercises when preventing or managing osteoarthritis, but this collection will give you a safe and approachable place to start, and you can feel free to return to these classes any time! Read more about osteoarthritis and movement on our online magazine here: https://movementbynm.com/anatomy-with-korede-osteoarthritis/

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Movement for Joint Health and Osteoarthritis
  • NEW | Essential Strength with Amanda | Beginner-friendly Strength Class (9 Mins)

    Welcome to your new go-to strength class! Amanda will prepare you by taking you through her favourite stability warm up, a mix of Pilates, yoga, and functional mobility moves. Now you're ready to build on this strong foundation with a weighted squat and overhead press, and a single arm row. Finis...

  • Chair Creativity with Sylvia | Beginner Strength Class (10 Mins)

    Pull up a chair and get creative with your workout today! Sylvia guides you through a fun, short, and effective workout that will develop your full-body strength. Using your chair as a prop, you'll work on variations of hip hinge, plank, lunge, tricep dips, and finish off with what might be your ...

  • Knee Checkup with Adrian | Everyday Mobility Class (15 Mins)

    Your knees carry you through your life. They help to support your weight with every step you take. In this class, Adrian takes you through a range of lower body exercises to increase strength, stability, and range of motion. These exercises can help prevent injuries and osteoarthritis in and arou...

  • Middays with Adrian | Strength Reset Class for the Hips & Glutes (6 Mins)

    In this 5-minute Midday practice with Adrian, take some time to revive your body and mind, especially after spending a long stretch of time in a seated posture. Adrian will guide you through two movements, finding depth and space in each position. Start with a stable and strong Half Kneeling Hip ...

  • Happy Wrists with Lydia | Wrist-focused Mobility Class (15 Mins)

    This class is all about showing tender care to your hands and wrists. Lydia guides you through simple mobility exercises to release tension, increase blood flow, and help prevent injuries or arthritis. You'll begin with a restorative rolling sequence to prepare you to stretch, strengthen, and bea...

  • Align with Kate | Weighted Yoga Class (23 Mins)

    The Align practice blends strengthening and balancing poses to create stability throughout the body. This sequence creates equilibrium between both sides of your body, combining poses such as Forward Fold, Warrior One, Monkey, Hamstring Stretch, and Needle Pose, then recentering for a standing Br...

  • Release Your Spine with Lydia | Gentle Mobility Class (12 Mins)

    Your spinal health is vital to moving with freedom — it is the support structure for your body. This class will give you a new sense of connection to your spine. Lydia guides you through a gentle and intentional series of movements, mostly done on your belly. This can be a vulnerable position to ...

  • Moves for Longevity with Adrian | Functional Movement Class (25 Mins)

    Adrian designed this class with his mother in mind, so she can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. The focus is on developing core and lower body strength, beginning with a functional warm-up to wake up and mobilize your body before moving into glute bridges, banded toe-taps, and lunges. This ...

  • Lower Body Activation with Dom | Beginner Mobility Class (12 Minutes)

    Hit pause on your tasks and take a quick mobility break with Dom. Mobility work helps prevent injury and is key to continue living independently as we age. Taking time to tend to your joints is a gift to your future self. Dom guides you through feel-good exercises for your hips, hamstrings, and g...

  • Wrist Checkup with Adrian | Everyday Mobility Class (10 Mins)

    Our wrists take the burden in many everyday movements we do – typing on keyboards, scrolling on phones, and carrying grocery bags – before we even try to add a push up or lift weights.

    In this class, Adrian encourages you to take care of your wrists and focus on joint health with a range of mob...

  • Melty Hips with Lydia | Hip Opening Yoga Class (16 Mins)

    Lydia leads you through a playful class designed to melt tension in your hips and leave you feeling better in your body. Move through a series of strengthening poses including Skandasana (a version of Side Squat) and Warrior, find release with a variety of forward folds and twists, and finish wit...

  • Strong Back & Chest with Sylvia | Beginner Strength Class (7 Mins)

    Feel a newfound confidence and poise with this back and chest workout! Learn simple exercises that will safely develop your strength and mobility. Discover how strength work can be short, fun, and easy to fit into your life. It's about feeling replenished, not exhausted! Sylvia uses a resistance ...

  • Morning Stretch with Amanda | Gentle Functional Stretch Class (6 Mins)

    Amanda guides you through a full body morning activation routine made up of moves she does every morning to gently wake up her body and prepare for the day ahead. This is a short and sweet class you can build into your own routine, especially on those mornings you are short on time.

    Start with f...

  • Unstick with Lydia | Gentle Yoga Class (12 Mins)

    This short and sweet class is perfect for when you need to take a desk job break. Our desk can be a physical desk, our phones, our car, or anywhere we are in a slightly slumped position that can leave us feeling stuck. Lydia guides you through a gentle sequence of stretches for your shoulders, w...

  • Mornings with Leo | Energizing Adaptive Stretch Class (11 Mins)

    Leo leads you through an adaptive stretch class that will wake up your upper body and neck. Move through a series of wrist, shoulder, tricep, neck, and upper back stretches before finishing the class with an energizing Tai Chi breathing exercise. This class can be done from your chair or any seat...

  • Lower Body with Amanda | Beginner-friendly Pilates Class (15 Mins)

    Amanda leads you through a short and accessible class that will strengthen and stabilize your lower body. These moves are subtle but powerful; modify where you need and challenge yourself when you can.

    You'll start with a series of functional stretches targeting feet, calves, hips, and groin. No...

  • Zoom Stretches with Kate | Chair Yoga Class (6 Mins)

    This 5-minute practice with Kate Potter is designed to relieve and restore your body with movement between long periods of time seated and working at a computer. From your chair, using a weight or your fists, start by moving slowly through modified seated poses such as Cat-Cow, Warrior, Forward ...

  • Your Turn | Take Your First Movement Class with Jolinka (17 Mins)

    In this episode, movement teacher Amanda June Giannakos leads grandmother and retired nurse Jolinka through her first movement class. This class is about exploring how developing new movement patterns can be fun, safe, and creative! You don't need experience to try it — this workout is for everyo...

  • Dancer's Stretch with Livona | Full Body Movement Class (19 Mins)

    Livona guides you through a series of stretches she practices as a dancer to connect to her body. This class combines yoga, Pilates, and functional mobility exercises for a feel-good full body stretch. Feel yourself move like a dancer, finding a sense of fluidity, grace, and play in your movemen...

  • 2-Minute Strength with Farinaz | Lower Body Strength Class (2 Mins)

    Take a movement break and feel the difference in your day! Farinaz leads you through her essential moves for feeling strong and powerful: good morning and squat. These moves will light up your lower body, engage your core, and give you a burst of energy. Your phone, tasks, or chores can wait for ...

  • Express MuayFit with Farinaz | Beginner-friendly Weights Class (13 Mins)

    Farinaz developed MuayFit to help you feel strong, confident, and athletic. You don't need to spend an hour in the gym lifting weights to get stronger. This short burst of full body strength work is designed to fit into your day and leave you feeling energized. Farinaz will provide you with modif...