Why participate in the 9-week GLA:D Back program
Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
For healthier hip and knee joints! The University of Calgary’s JointEffort program is a 6-week exercise program for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis. JointEffort is ideal for people who don’t qualify for surgery, need to prepare for surgery or have had a joint replacement. Get a personalized program to strengthen your affected joints.
Runs twice a week in one of these time blocks:
Mon/Weds | 7–8 p.m.
Tue/Thur | 12:15 –1:15 p.m.
Tue/Thur | 5:30–6:30 pm
Continue to work on your fitness after you’ve completed the initial JointEffort program. These effective once-a-week sessions will continue your progress with supervision.
Prerequisite: JointEffort 6-week initial program
Course includes an access pass to Fitness Centre for the duration of the session.
Runs once a week in one of these time blocks:
Mon or Wed | 7–8 p.m.
Tue or Thurs | 12:15–1:15 p.m.
Tue or Thurs | 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This training package provides 1.5, 3, 5, 10, or 20 hours of personal training sessions. The client will receive one-on-one training time with a certified instructor. All programs are specifically designed to meet the individual's goals, with elements of strength training, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, balance and coordination.
The Joint Effort pass program is reserved for individuals that do not require assistance with their exercise program. The pass program allows individuals to access the UCalgary Fitness Centre on their own, outside of program time.
In order to register in this program you must have taken at least one session of JointEffort and must speak to the coordinator prior to registering for the first time.
- Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
- Lower Back Pain
GLA: D is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for individuals with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. This program includes two education sessions, 12 neuromuscular exercise sessions (60 minutes each) and the opportunity for data collection and quality monitoring (measures taken at initial visit, upon completion of the program and 12 months). Classes will run twice a week for one hour over 7 weeks.
Runs twice a week at these times:
Mon/Wed | 1:15–2:15pm