Fluid Running for Arthritis

Are you one of over 40 million people in the U.S. suffering from arthritis?  Do you have tender swollen joints and joint stiffness? These are just a few of the symptoms which can make it difficult to exercise or stay active.  Fluid Running is the perfect prescription for those affected by joint discomfort because deep water running is 100% non weight-bearing. Fluid Running mimics land running except it’s done in deep water and includes music backed, coached workouts.  In the deep water, supported by a flotation belt, the body is essentially floating.  Buoyancy counteracts the effects of gravity eliminating the compression on the joints and creating more space between joints which lessens (even eliminates) pain.

I have RA and Fluid Running is a lifesaver! A great workout that mimics running without the impact on my joints. And it gets my HR up!! – Iron Will Iron Jill (Triathlete)

Benefits for Arthritis

  • Exercise with zero joint impact
  • Strengthen all muscles groups without wear and tear
  • Increase blood flow and reduce swelling
  • Maintain and gain cardio endurance without pain

Supporting Articles

Adaptive Athlete, Para-triathlete and Fluid Runner

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From living with Lymphedema, a broken toe, ankle fusion surgery and eventually having to have  his leg amputated from the knee down, triathlete Jeff Davis shares with us how Fluid Running  helped him stay fit through all of it!– Jennifer Conroyd I started playing basketball and baseball in elementary school. In high school, I switched…

Our Founder’s Comeback Run

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Fluid Running was founded after Jennifer Conroyd got injured training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon.  While Jennifer has run several marathons, it’s been many years since her last one due to several factors, including hip surgery.  Luckily she’s been Fluid Running all this time and of course incorporated into her training.  Not only did she…

The Unlikely Marathoner

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We asked Fluid Running partner, Mike Lambert, our VP and “tech guy”, who is working to make Fluid Running available around the world, about his recent marathon experience. – Jennifer Conroyd By Mike Lambert Five years ago, if you had asked me if I would run a marathon, I would answer no without hesitation. I…

A “Fluid” Approach to a Marathon

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We asked our Fluid Runner, Jen Govostis to tell us about her “water based” marathon training program that got her to the start and finish line of the 2021 Boston Marathon.  We hope this story will inspire and give hope to all the runners who inevitably find themselves with some kind of pain or injury.  It…

Recommended Workouts

  • Fluid Running 10K $20.00 [62 min] [Run] [Endurance] We motivate and challenge you to run from start to finish with a few hills to tackle, short pick-ups, mile marker-shout outs and water stops to make you feel like you just completed a 10K race.
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  • $20.00 [55 min] [Run] [Sprints] This is a runner-focused workout with TRACK SETS as the meat of this workout.  Mile run, 800's (two times around the track), 400s (one time around the track) and 200s (half a lap).
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