My husband's company subsidizes a gym membership at $15 a month, and though they have a pool, there are no pool classes offered. I definitely couldn't keep up with most water aerobics classes, which were extremely difficult for me even 3 years ago; I had to quit because I was never out of extreme pain. And a lot of the senior water classes would be too difficult for me, while PACE arthritis classes are too easy for me. Through the Spondylitis Foundation, I found out about the Arthritis Foundation, which does offer water classes for arthritis patients throughout the nation. And links back to our friends from many areas of our life, who teach Tai Chi classes across the area, including for the Arthritis Foundation. They're able to recommend classes/exercises that will work best for me. Once the weather cools off, I'll have to go to an indoor pool, and I wouldn't mind going to a class at least some. My body craves exercises but it hurts to do it so much that often I can't continue other than isometrics sitting down. And yes, I've considered Tai Chi, too, but maybe not when I hurt so much so that I can do some of it standing. I'd get more out of water exercise right now.
I can't tell much difference with the wheat free diet this time around, though I think it improves my health overall. Some people say completely starch free for spondylitis, and even dairy free too, but eliminating all starches (corn, spelt, rice, potatoes or sweet potatoes) is tricky to do without crashing your system. I have found that too much tomato does aggravate everything.