Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

151 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216 | (513) 418-2500

Wellness Programs

Aquatic exercise provides the benefits of a workout without the bone and joint strain associated with many traditional exercise programs. It is a great form of exercise for seniors, expectant mothers, people with injuries or arthritis, and the seasoned athlete.

We offer both aquatic programs (in our warm-water pool) and land-based exercise programs. These programs are led by certified instructors and are open to the community.

Forms to print, complete and bring to your first class, personal information and medical history.

Choose from individual classes or eight-week group exercise programs. For more information, contact: Jennifer.Gooding@UCHealth.com or 513-418-2727.

Aquatic exercise programs

  • Adult Learn-to-Swim for improving or learning swimming strokes
  • Arthritis Exercise for improving flexibility, range of motion and endurance
  • Back Strengthening in Control for core trunk strengthening and stability pain management
  • Community Open Pool for independent exercise. No lap swimming available.
  • Deep-Water Exercise for advanced cardiovascular conditioning
  • Low-Impact Water Exercise for improving balance, coordination, endurance and strength
  • Stroke Class for increasing functioning levels after suffering a stroke
  • Water Exercise Conditioning for general conditioning, strengthening, and increasing mobility and endurance

Wellness exercise programs

  • The Community Wellness Center is a well-equipped fitness center staffed by wellness professionals. The Center includes treadmills, stationary bikes, elipticals, nusteps, strength training equipment and much more. (Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.,  Tues., Thur. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Next Step is specially designed for individuals discharged from Daniel Drake Center Outpatient Therapies. Appropriate clients need to demonstrate independent and safe use of the equipment or be accompanied by a caregiver. (Mon., Wed., Fri. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Parkinson’s Exercise Class for focusing on stretching and strengthening exercises designed to improve balance, coordination, mobility/gait, posture and flexibility.
  • Stroke Rehab Class builds strength, improves posture and balance as well as increase mobility and enhance activities of daily living.
  • Balance & Posture Class focuses on cardio, strength, balance and cognitive development and speed as well as drills and games.
  • Upper Extremity Forced Use Class for individuals that have had a stroke and want to focus strictly on their affected arm. It will focus on the weaker arm to grasp, move, and manipulate a variety of objects. “Forced Use” has been shown to improve function and strength.

Personal training programs

We also offer personal training programs tailored to your own needs and fitness goals. Choose from land exercise, water exercise or a land-water exercise combination. Call 513-418-2727  to learn more or to schedule your first session.