Prescribed Movement and Exercise for Mental Health in Pasadena, CA at ResWell Health

Prescribed Movement in Los Angeles

At ResWell+, we understand the intricate connection between physical and mental well-being. Prescribed movement, or tailored physical exercise, is a key component of our comprehensive approach to health. 

Creating a sense of community is part of what makes ResWell+ special. We curate groups that allow for us to continue to customize movement and bring our members together.  Our inclusive and friendly environment has been a place where the community has also developed organically by members who see each other in passing.

What Mental Health Conditions Can Prescribed Movement Help Treat?

Our prescribed movement services are designed to address and alleviate symptoms associated with a variety of mental health conditions, including:

How Prescribed Movement Helps With Mental Health Symptoms

When used in combination with other evidence-based treatments, engaging in regular, structured physical activity can have numerous benefits for both the mind and body:

Enhanced mood and emotional well-being

Exercise releases endorphins, known as ‘feel-good’ hormones, which can elevate mood and promote feelings of happiness.


Reduced anxiety and stress

Physical activity helps decrease stress hormones like cortisol and can instill a sense of calm and relaxation.

    Improved sleep patterns

    Regular exercise can help normalize sleep schedules, making it easier to fall asleep and improving the quality of sleep.



    Increased energy and stamina

    Building physical strength and endurance through exercise can lead to increased energy levels throughout the day.


    Better overall health

    Prescribed movement improves overall physical health, which can significantly affect mental health, leading to a more vibrant and fulfilling life.

    How Prescribed Movement Works at ResWell+

    At our dedicated wellness center, you have access to a variety of resources designed to integrate physical health with mental health care:

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    Customized yoga and movement programs

    Developed by fitness clinicians, these programs are tailored to fit your individual needs and health goals.

    Exercise and Prescribed Movement for Mental Health

    One-on-one sessions

    You can work individually with our fitness clinicians to refine your exercise techniques and maximize results.

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    Nutritional guidance

    Our fitness clinicians refer to our in-house clinical dietitian to ensure that your dietary plans support your physical activity goals.

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    ResWell+ group training

    Curated groups of no more than 4 members work with our fitness and yoga clinicians. Movement in community is the peak expression of ResWell+.

    Why Choose ResWell+ for Prescribed Movement?

    Choosing ResWell+ means you are supported by a collaborative team that understands the deep connection between your physical activities and mental health. Our comprehensive, team-based approach ensures that every aspect of your well-being is addressed, helping you to thrive and build resilience for the future. In addition to prescribed movement, your plan may include:

    Our team-based approach supports your overall well-being by optimizing each aspect of daily functioning, helping you thrive and build resiliency for the future.

    Find Prescribed Movement Treatment in Los Angeles

    Our team of experts is ready to support you with personalized movement strategies that fit your unique health situation. Contact us today to learn how our prescribed movement services can help guide you toward enhanced mental and physical wellness.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is prescribed movement?

    Prescribed movement (yoga, mobility, cardiovascular endurance, strength and conditioning, core and balance) involves customized plans designed to address specific health issues. It’s more than just general fitness; it’s about using exercise to target areas of mental and physical health in a way that is structured and scientifically validated.

    How does physical activity integrate with other treatments at ResWell+?

    Movement is a powerful complement to other treatments such as psychotherapy, medication management, and mindfulness practices. Integrating physical activity helps enhance the effectiveness of these treatments by improving overall physical health, which is crucial for mental wellness.

    Can I participate in prescribed movement if I have physical limitations?

    Absolutely! Our programs are tailored to meet the needs of each individual, regardless of physical capability. Modifications and alternative exercises are always available to ensure everyone can benefit from physical activity safely.

    What should I wear and bring to my exercise sessions?

    Comfortable, breathable clothing and appropriate footwear for exercise are recommended. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a small towel.

    What does research say about movement and mental health?

    A wealth of research supports the benefits of regular physical activity on mental health, including reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, and improved mood and cognitive function.

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