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Walk With Ease Leader Training

Scholarships provided to the first 10 people who sign up!

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program is a community-based walking program.  This training will prepare you to lead group walks for people with arthritis or anyone who wants to become more physically active.  The structured walks are held three times a week for a duration of 6 weeks.   

Walk with Ease group sessions include pre-walk discussions about walking safely and other health tips, warm up and cool down exercises, and a 10-35 minute walking period.  Walks provide socialization and support to help participants stay motivated and achieve their walking goals.

As a Leader, your responsibilities include:  following the Walk With Ease program materials, organizing and leading the walks, keeping track of program records, and acting as a motivational coach for participants.  

Who Makes a Good Leader – Those with experience in exercise, a health-related field, or other appropriate backgrounds.  CPR certification required before leading a walk. 

YOUR COMMITMENT AS A LEADER…

Start a walk within 3 months of the training and to offer at least two 6-week group walks per year in your community.  To make the program a part of your organization’s regular scheduled activities.

Registration:  Advance registration is required.  A $25 registration fee includes a manual, participant book, and posters for group discussions.  Please make checks payable to the Arthritis Foundation and submit to DHEC, along with your application.

For More Information Contact:
Pat Williams or Cora Plass
1751 Calhoun Street Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-0760 Fax:  (803) 898-0350
williapd@dhec.sc.gov
plasscf@dhec.sc.gov