Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program now offered at YMCA
The YMCA of the Northwoods –The Beck Family Center, Rhinelander is offering the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease class which will teach participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life.
The evidence-based program is designed for people with or without arthritis – young and old, male and female, fit and not-so-fit. Based on research and tested programs in exercise science, behavior change and arthritis management, Walk With Ease is shown to:
– Increase balance, strength and walking pace
– Reduce pain and discomfort of arthritis
– Improve overall health
– Build confidence to be physically active
Walk With Ease is a structured walking program that offers support, information and tools to help participants develop successful exercise routines. The class will be taught by Jolene Schirmacher, who is a certified Walk With Ease leader. During the program, participants will learn proper stretching and pain management techniques, as well as build stamina and walking pace.
The program can even be modified to meet the needs of individual participants so that each person can develop an exercise routine that fits their
The six week Walk With Ease program will be offered Tuesdays for six weeks from 9 to 10 a.m. beginning Tuesday, April 15 at Y facility in Rhinelander.
The cost is $15 for YMCA members and $20 for the general public and includes the class, a Walk With Ease book, and incentives.
For more information or to register, call the Y at 715-362-9622.