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Vienna to Soon Offer Low-Impact Fitness Classes to Ease Arthritis Pain

The Town of Vienna will roll out new fitness classes to help people with arthritis and other chronic conditions in June.

Vienna’s Parks and Recreation Department is one of the 40 park and recreation agencies in the U.S. that received a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a press release.

The grant pays for instructor training for the Walk With Ease program — a fitness initiative the Arthritis Foundation developed to help reduce pain and stiffness linked to arthritis and other chronic conditions, the press release says.

“Sixty percent of adults in the United State, including people who live right here in Vienna, suffer from one or more chronic conditions,” Recreation Coordinator Kathy Blevins said in the press release. “This grant allows us to help older adults in our community and provides a new way for Vienna residents to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Certified and trained instructors will teach the low-impact exercise program through the town’s Parks and Recreation Department starting June 3.

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