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The Pierre Recreation Department kicks off its Walk with Ease exercise program next week.
The free program is a low-impact, group-based walking program designed specifically for people who suffer from arthritis. Starting next week, participants will meet three times a week for six-weeks.
Recreation Superintendent Mindy Cheap says that although the program is designed to be comfortable for people with arthritis, everyone should feel welcome to participate.
“Participants will do stretching, walking, and learn about a health-based topic,” said Cheap. “It’s really an appropriate program for anyone looking to be physically active.”
The program is offered in the in the morning and in the afternoon. The morning class meets at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Parkwood Apartments. The afternoon class meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 1 p.m. at the Pierre Senior Center.
The program, made possible by a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.
For more information, call Mindy Cheap at 605.773.7445.