Dealing directly or indirectly with substance misuse drains the very strength and energy that is needed to effectively combat it. Exercise for Recovery is an innovative 60-minute wellness class that will provide healthy options for people in our community to focus on taking care of themselves and regain control over their recovery.
1. To expose people suffering directly or indirectly from substance misuse issues to minimal/moderate exercise along with alternative mind-body exercises that have been found helpful in decreasing symptoms of addiction.
2. To provide a safe, non-threatening environment where people can exercise and progress on their recovery at their own speed and pace alongside others doing the same.
The class will begin with a group dynamic warm-up followed by circuit training using our state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym. Each class will conclude with a relaxing cooldown.
Classes will meet once a week from 7-8 p.m. for six weeks at Emerson's Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, 310 Baker Avenue in Concord. There will be a Monday and a Tuesday class offered. We are targeting a mid- to end-of-May start date (contingent on registrations).
Anyone at any stage of recovery is welcome to attend. Participants are welcome to bring a support person with them, though each person must register individually. Size is limited for individualized attention to your needs. Max: 12 per class.
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and sneakers. For questions please contact Pat at 978-287-8288.