Adult Fitness & Wellness Lawrence, Kansas| Fit for Life at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Fit for Life

As an adult, you want to enjoy an independent lifestyle. Whether you are committing to a healthier future or have been active your entire life, LMH Fit for Life programs are here to help you improve your health through exercise and education.

Physically active adults tend to lower risks of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. Staying active can also help you control your weight.

About 1 in 5 adults meet the physical activity guidelines.

Centers for Disease Control

For adults 18 and over, the following types of physical activity are recommended each week to improve your health:

  • Two hours and 30 minutes weekly of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as walking or aquatic exercise.
  • Strength training two or more days a week to work major muscle groups—legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is committed to the continuing health and physical activity of our community. From lifelong athletes to heart attack survivors, there is a program dedicated to keeping you vibrant and healthy.

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Aerobic Fitness Programs

Cardio Pulmonary

Cardiopulmonary Wellness

If you have cardiac and pulmonary issues, this program offers the opportunity to exercise in a safe, supervised environment. Participants in this program work with registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and exercise physiologists to increase endurance and develop your own exercise program. You will learn about cardiac risk factors and management of lung disorders as well as gain a greater understanding of how nutrition and medication affect your heart and lung health.

The Cardiopulmonary Wellness Program is frequently used as a continuation of an individualized, hospital-based cardiopulmonary rehab program. Our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Location: Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine

Call 785-505-2850

Aquatic Excercise

Aquatic Exercise

You don’t have to be a swimmer to benefit from exercise in the water. The water’s buoyancy supports your body and helps decrease the stress placed on your joints. These group classes are taught by licensed clinicians and offered in partnership with Lawrence Parks and Recreation.

  • Aqua Fit: A class that uses the effects of water to help you get back on your feet after a recent surgery or chronic illness.
  • Jivin’ Joints: A certified Arthritis Foundation water exercise class that offers gentle range of motion and endurance activities in warm water.

Location: Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center

Register Online or
call 785-832-SWIM

Strength Training & Balance Programs

Tai Chi

Increase balance with LMH Tai Chi

LMH instructors will lead 16 weeks of classes focusing on Tai Chi movements. The gentle, flowing movements of Tai Chi contain an inner power which strengthens your body and mind. It is both meditation and exercise. Tai Chi improves your muscular strength, flexibility, fitness and quality of life, while relieving pain and reducing the likelihood of falls.

Beginner Tai Chi
This class includes Tai Chi for Arthritis, part one. Participants will learn 12 movements and other exercises. Beginner Tai Chi is taught by Joseph DeLeo, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, from 8:15 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday/Thursday.

Intermediate Tai Chi
This class includes Tai Chi for Arthritis, part two. Participants will learn nine additional movements and other exercises. Intermediate Tai Chi is taught by Adrineh Mehdikhani, Physical Therapist, from 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday/Thursday.

Advanced Tai Chi (Part I)
This class focuses on Sun Style. Participants will learn 73 movements. Advanced Tai Chi is taught by Adrineh Mehdikhani, Physical Therapist, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Monday/Wednesday.

Advanced Tai Chi (Part II)
This class focuses on Sun Style. Participants will learn 73 movements. Advanced Tai Chi is taught by Adrineh Mehdikhani, Physical Therapist, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Monday/Wednesday.

Location: LMH Performance and Wellness Center, Suite 100 of Sports Pavilion Lawrence, at Rock Chalk Park, 100 Rock Chalk Lane
Fee: $130 per 16-week session, twice a week.

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or Call 785-505-5840

Fit Assist

Fit I & Fit Assist

These programs allow you the opportunity to exercise independently or with an assistant in LMH Therapy facilities to meet the your physical health needs. You will have access to resistance machines, treadmills, stationary bicycles and arm cycles, recumbent steppers and elliptical trainers. In addition, our facility is equipped with hand weights, stability and weighted balls and resistance bands.

Fit I: Exercise at your own pace in a gym-like environment with this program. You will receive an initial exercise orientation with a staff member and then work independently. Participants must be 18 years old or older and have a stable health status.

Fit Assist: If you require extra assistance and a safe exercise environment, Fit Assist participants are paired with a family member, care provider, or an LMH volunteer who helps them safely complete their exercise routines in an LMH facility.

Location: Lawrence Memorial Hospital or LMH South
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $35 for 12 sessions

Call 785-505-2712