An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

Walk With Ease


Walk With Ease was developed by experts at the Arthritis Foundation and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance to provide tools and techniques to build and maintain a successful walking program.

Watch the Walk with Ease Class Zero Video from The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

Walk With Ease is for people who…

  • Want to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis and/or joint pain
  • Desire to increase balance, strength and walking pace
  • Would like to build confidence in the ability to be physically active
  • Want to improve overall health

The Walk With Ease program:

  • Meets 3 times per week for about an hour for 6 weeks
  • Led by 1-2 trained program providers
  • Sessions consist of a “lecturette topic” lasting about 5-10 minutes, warm up, stretching, walking, cool down, and stretching.
  • There is also a program option that encourages walking on one’s own and/or once weekly group walking sessions, with support through on-line and email resources.
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