Non Impact exercising

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by darthspud, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. darthspud

    darthspud Mouseketeer

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hey everyone!
    So heres my story (the short form anyways)... A few months back I hurt my knee (which have always been sore anyways) but never did anything about it fast forward to the end of jan. i fell down a flight of stairs because of the knee i never did anything about.. finally did something about it and went to my doc who refered me to an ortho who wrote me a script for PT. It turns out I have arthritis in both my knees (I'm 27) and my left knee cap is not in the correct place its floating or something so I started PT this past week and have been feeling great about finally not being in pain (granted I still am in tons of pain but I contribute a lot of it to finally working on it) I went to the gym last night and did 21 minutes on the bike which was fine but I also want to incorporate other stuff but I cant really do anything high impact on my knees... does any one have any suggestions? I have a Wii and sporatically would use wii fit and the EA active but i couldnt really do it for more then 10 minutes cause it would hurt to much... I'd love to do water areobics but joining a pool or another gym is so darn expensive I cant afford 45 dollars a month for the YMCA...
    My goal is to get down at least 3 sizes... im thinking a reasonable time line is by next fall...
  2. heatherlynn444

    heatherlynn444 DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2006
    what about the elliptical? That's my favorite way to cross train when I am not running.
    also make sure to do some strength training (that won't hurt your kness of course) that will actually help you lose weight. Good luck!
  3. Swmr359

    Swmr359 Princess in training

    Jan 19, 2009
    Have you tired talking to the YMCA about the membership price? They may be able to work something out for you, they don't turn anyone away.
  4. crewmatt

    crewmatt DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2010
    Hey a lot of aerobic activities are low or no impact. Rowing, Biking, Swimming, Elliptical, Aquajogging. Obviously you should test to see which works well for you.
  5. daisy2jae

    daisy2jae DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2008
    I belong to a 24 hrs a day gym for 26.99 per month. However there is no pool or track. The other gym in town is twice the price and does. I can't afford that gym and they have no problem not having me. They are not going to make a price break for me. To use their gym per day it is $6.00 as a walk in. But I can use the pool for a water class for $2.11 per class. Perhaps you have a local gym or YMCA that allows you to just come in for the class only. Then you can go as you can afford it. Just a thought to get into the pool. Do you have a hotel in town that has an indoor pool. Maybe you can pay for a day pass once in awhile to use their pool. That costs us $2.00. Then you can do some swimming. Hope you find something that works and best of luck!

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