What is Warrior UH20?

  • Therapeutic aquatic group exercise program focused on recovery fitness
  • Geared towards Veterans and active-duty military
  • Class is held in the Warm Water Pool on Wednesdays from 11:30 am-12:15 pm
  • Maintained at an average of 88 degrees
  • 3.5'-5' in depth
  • Easy entry steps
  • Chair lift, if needed
  • Our highly trained staff are certified in Aquatic Fitness and/or Aquatic Rehabilitation and Land Fitness. Rehabilitation specialists are AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) and ATRI (Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute) Certified.

Warrior UH20 Medical Clearance Form  

THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY & VETERANS. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ann Marie Peterson at annmarie@wmaymca.org to get started!

Interested in a YMCA membership? We believe in honoring our Active-Duty Military and Veterans all year long. As just a small part of giving back, all Active-Duty Military and Veterans can receive a 20% discount off membership!

All exercises are adapted to the fitness needs and abilities of participants and may include:

  • Shallow water walking/running
  • Core strength
  • Balance
  • Upper & lower extremity strength training
  • Agility
  • Plyometrics
  • Mindfulness and relaxation

Benefits of Water Exercise:

  • Relieve pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve cardiovascular capacity
  • Improve circulation

Warrior UH20 may help improve health-related goals including:

  • Improved fitness/physical conditioning
  • Pain management
  • Improved function/ability to do more
  • Become more active
  • Improve quality of life

Warrior UH20 may be beneficial to Warriors with:

  • Chronic pain management
  • Musculoskeletal injuries (such as fractures, spinal cord injury, amputations)
  • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • PTS (Post Traumatic Stress)