Improve your health with a supportive supervised exercise program

Riverside's Introduction to Supervised Exercise program, or R.I.S.E., helps individuals with health conditions improve their strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and overall quality of life.

R.I.S.E. provides social support and education on how to improve cardiovascular fitness, decrease risk of complication from chronic illness, and build a healthier lifestyle.

This program is available at both fitness center locations and requires a physician referral.

Schedule

Peninsula:
Monday through Thursday, morning and evening sessions available

Middle Peninsula:
Monday through Friday, morning and evening sessions available

Registration

Advance registration and physician referral is required. Visit the membership office to reserve your spot!

Please note: There is a designated check-in area for R.I.S.E. participants on the main fitness floor at the centers.

Pricing

Riverside Patients: $120
Non-Riverside Patients: $150

Health insurance is not accepted for the R.I.S.E. program.

How it Works

R.I.S.E is a two-month supervised exercise program. You'll work with an exercise physiologist and exercise specialist in a small group setting, where you'll receive individualized instruction customized to your fitness level. Physician referral is required.

Program Components:

  • Fitness assessments with an exercise physiologist
  • Group supervised exercise, tailored to meet your individual needs
  • Exercise prescription
  • Pre- and post-exercise blood pressure readings
  • Pulse/oxygen saturation monitoring before, during, and after exercise

Eligibility:

A signed physician referral or prescription is required to participate in the program. Participants are eligible for referral if they have risk factors for:

  • Cardiovascular diseases: hypertension (high blood pressure), peripheral artery disease or PAD, pacemakers
  • Pulmonary diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis
  • Metabolic diseases: diabetes, obesity, chronic kidney disease
  • Immunological disorders: cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Orthopedic diseases and disabilities: arthritis, osteoporosis

For More Information

Peninsula
Call: Liza-Marie V. de la Cruz, M.S., 757-875-7525 ext. 340
Email: liza-marie.delacruz@rivhs.com

Middle Peninsula
Call: Michael Zahm, 804-693-8888
Email: michael.zahm@rivhs.com