‘Walk With Ease’ virtual class now being offered


The Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a six-week virtual class called “Walk With Ease.”

In partnership with Samaritan Health Services and the National Recreation and Parks Association, this class will begin with an introduction to the virtual format and an overview of the class on Friday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. The class will then meet at 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from Sept. 14 through Oct. 19. There will be no class held on Monday, Sept. 28.

The Walk with Ease class is intended to reduce pain, build confidence in being physically active and to improve overall health. No matter your fitness level, this program will help connect you with other community members who want to improve their health. 

The Walk with Ease program, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, is proven to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and offers benefits for people managing other chronic conditions. Walking is one of the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise for most people with arthritis and other chronic health conditions. It is safer and puts less stress on your body than most other forms of aerobic exercise — the kind that builds stamina and boosts cardiovascular fitness. Walking is an especially good exercise choice if you are older or have been less active.

The virtual program will be taught by trained instructors who can provide information and tools that you can use to help manage chronic condition symptoms and improve your quality of life. You will learn the benefits of how small increases in physical activity can result in big benefits to your health. 

People can register online for 60+ Activity Center virtual programs at www.newportoregon.gov/sc — click on the yellow banner and the 60+ Activities Tab to register for virtual sessions. A Zoom link will be provided to those registered prior to the program or class. If you have any questions about Zoom or how to sign up, call the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 541-574-5459.

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