If you, or someone you know, is interested in enrolling in a Vitality program or would simply like to learn more, please call:

Carol Sames, PhD,
Vitality Program Director
315-464-9992 or
Upstate Connect 1-800-464-8668 (toll free).

Aquatics Program

The aquatics program is ideal for individuals with chronic pain, limited range of motion, or those who have difficulty with traditional exercise weight-bearing activity.

Classes feature instructor-led movements while also being tailored to participants' specific needs and limitations. A variety of aquatic exercise equipment is utilized to both individualize the exercises and to add variety and interest to each class.


The aquatics program is held in a 25-meter, temperature controlled pool at 86 degrees with a floor that can adjust between zero (dry) and seven feet in depth. The pool has a ramp designed for wheelchairs and people with mobility limitations. With a wide array of aquatic equipment and certified aquatic staff, the water program can be modified for most ability levels! 

Hours of Operation:

Classes are 50 minutes in duration and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may choose to attend any of the following class times:

  • Mornings: 9:00am, 11:00am
  • Afternoons: 2:00pm, 4:30pm


  • Participation in the aquatic program is $45 per month
  • Participation in the aquatic and land program combined is $70 per month

Additional offerings at Vitality with no additional cost:

  • Fitness assessments prior to the start of your participation in the exercise classes to include balance and flexibility assessments
  • Optional participation in Doctoral of Physical Therapy student assessments, exercise prescription, and testing
  • Increased access to join research studiesAquatic instruction

Click below for the current month's classes:

January 2018 Aquatics Schedule PDF Icon