Fibromyalgia Interval Training classes focus on aquatic exercises to increase range of motion and to develop greater flexibility. This warm-water exercise is designed to help people with fibromyalgia manage pain, stiffness and fatigue. Movements are performed in shallow and deep water and include stretching, upper and lower body exercises, aerobic and strengthening exercises, warm-up, cool-down and relaxation periods.

FREE for Members

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in class
  • No registration necessary
  • Pools have ramps, handrails, and shallow steps
  • See your doctor first to get clearance for water exercises

A Typical Class

Classes take place in our heated indoor pools. Class may be conducted in shallow or deep water. Exercises focus on activities of daily living: walking, moving a joint through the range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle. This is an interval style class.


  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased pain, stiffness and fatigue of Fibromyalgia
  • Improved performance of daily activities

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.

Equipment Needed

  • Flotation equipment 
  • The Y provides all equipment for this class

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready for the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required (swim suit), no basketball shorts, street clothes, etc.
  • Water shoes (encouraged)
  • Towel, water bottle, aqua jacket (optional)