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The Arthritis and Wellness Institute (AWI) is a non-profit senior wellness center located in sunny Clearwater, Florida. The mission of AWI is to promote and enable longevity and independence through programs that support healthy aging of body and mind.
Three broad areas of lifestyle, EATing, MOVing, and RELAXing, were identified in the Clearwater Osteoarthritis Study as important in preventing, managing, and to some extent, treating arthritis and most diseases of aging. Subsequently, they all have been linked to improved quality of life and have now become the foundation of the programs devised by AWI.
AWI offers three different types of weekly classes: Functional Fitness, Nutrition, and Yoga. The Functional Fitness classes are led by a highly experienced Physical Therapist who was part of the original research study. Our Nutrition program includes topic-specific classes, one-on-one counseling and group weight management classes let by a Registered Dietitian. And our Gentle Yoga classes are led by a highly trained instructor who is also a Registered Nurse. All yoga classes can be modified to meet any physical limitations.
Three broad areas of lifestyle, Nutrition, Exercise, and Mindfulness, were identified in the Clearwater Osteoarthritis Study (COS) as important in preventing, managing, and to some extent, treating ...read more
The mission of the Arthritis & Wellness Institute (AWI) is to promote a longer life, a healthier life, and an independent life utilizing a research-based, three-pronged approach to wellness....read more