Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a safe exercise program for anybody wanting to start a beginner's fitness class or to maintain muscle strength. The program uses gentle activities to help increase join flexibility and stamina and has been proven to decrease pain in people with arthritis. Exercises can be done standing or seated in a chair.
Walk With Ease Program (WWE)
Walk With Ease is a six-week walking program conducted in groups by a trained leader. Participants receive health education tips, learn how to exercise safely and create a personal walking plan that fits their goals. Each session includes a lecturette, warm up, 10-30 minute walk and cool down. Participants receive a textbook and track their progress in a walking diary.
Programs are held in various locations throughout the state. Find an arthritis self-management program. The Arthritis Foundation - Great West Chapter also offers programs.
The EnhanceFitness (EF) program is a multi-component group exercise program designed to increase strength, improve flexibility and balance, boost activity levels, and elevate mood. EF includes a five-minute warm-up, 20-minute aerobics workout, five-minute cool-down, 20-minute strength training and 10-minute stretching. EF is offered to groups of 10 to 25 participants as one-hour classes that meet three times per week on an ongoing basis.
EF classes are offered in several Oregon counties. To find a class near you, please contact: Paige Denison, EnhanceFitness National Trainer at Project Enhance, Senior Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in Douglas County, contact Steven Stanfield, Healthy Living Director at YMCA of Douglas County at email@example.com.