January 31, 2017
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA – The City of Marietta is partnering with the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and the Arthritis Foundation to present Walk With Ease, a six-week walking program. Made possible through an NRPA grant, this program helps participants improve their health while also getting active and social within their community.
Features of the program include:
- six weeks of directed walks—led by certified instructors at various indoor and outdoor locations around Marietta,
- a step monitoring device, provided upon attendance of the program,
- instruction regarding proper form in stretching and strengthening exercises.
Classes meet on Mondays at 10 am, beginning on Monday, March 6, 2017. The orientation meeting is Saturday, March 4th, at 10 am at Custer Park Sports and Fitness Center.
The Walk with Ease program was initially designed by the Arthritis Foundation to help participants reduce pain from arthritis and improve overall health by safely making physical activity part of their everyday life. The program has expanded and is now open to anyone who wants to:
- motivate yourself to get in great shape,
- walk safely and comfortably,
- improve your flexibility, strength and stamina,
- reduce pain and feel great,
- learn about other community resources.