Northern Dutchess Hospital Wellness Center offers classes for orthopedic surgery and cancer u

Rhinebeck, NY —

Prehab tailors to knee- and hip-replacement patients’ needs prior to surgery with exercises related to range of motion, flexibility, strength and balance exercises. M

Exercising before surgery — known as pre-habilitation — can help with recovery time and post-operation pain, said Amy Tourge, supervisor of the Wellness Center.

“It may even shorten your hospital stay,” she said.

Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening throughout the week. Cost is included in membership. A one-month membership is $50 while fees may be covered by some insurances, including select UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans.

Moving for Life is an easy-to-follow, personalized, therapeutic dance class for cancer patients and survivors. Classes are

“This is a playful and supportive community that is as healthy as it is fun,” said instructor Joseph Mills, a former dancer and mindful movement coach.

Moving for Life class cost is included in membership or $7 for nonmembers. Walk-ins are welcome.

For information on Prehab or Moving for Life, call the Wellness Center at

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