Walk with WSMC in Grass Valley in April

Western Sierra Medical Clinic to Host New Session of 

Free Six-Week Walk with Ease Program

GRASS VALLEY, CA- Western Sierra Medical Clinic (WSMC) invites community members to register for a new session of Walk with Ease, a six-week program designed to help individuals go “from couch to walking” at a self-monitored pace.

Individuals will meet with trained instructors at Miners Family Health Center three times a week beginning Monday, April 22, with classes held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 – 10.

Each class includes a brief educational talk on topics such as proper form and health benefits, followed by warm-up stretching, a self-paced walk and a cool down.

Participants will be supported to gradually increase their walk-time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes throughout the series. A program guidebook is available with customized walk-for-fitness routines, stretching exercises and heart-rate monitoring techniques.

“This program can help individuals regain some of their mobility while reaping the many health benefits of walking,” says instructor Danielle Yantis, a Registered Dietician at WSMC. “We begin very slow, yet build on this important tool for individuals embarking on a weight loss program or in reaching a health related goal.”

A previous participant states, “I feel like my level of fitness and health remains improved since taking Walk with Ease. My balance is better, I park further away from destination, and I am not as intimidated by exercise as I was before the class.”

Walk with Ease was created by the Arthritis Foundation. This program is funded by the California Arthritis Partnership Program.  Pre-registration is requested and can be made by contacting Jessica at (530) 273-4984 x1 or jessicaf@wsmcmed.org. 

For information about Western Sierra Medical Clinic, visit www.wsmcmed.org. Miners Family Health Center is located at 1345 Whispering Pines Lane, Grass Valley.

About: Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Inc. is a non-profit community health center serving over 17,000 patients throughout Nevada, Sierra and Yuba counties. WSMC offers comprehensive patient-centered medical, dental, maternity and behavioral health care from its sites at Miners Family Health Center in Grass Valley and Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Downieville. It is WSMC’s mission to ensure that every person, regardless of ability to pay, has access to quality health care.

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