Walk with Ease – Self-Directed

About the Program:

Walk With Ease (WWE) self-directed combines self-paced walks with information about health-related topics.

  • It is an individual program that allows participants to work on their own at their own pace to increase their physical activity.
  • The workbook is also available in Spanish for Spanish speaking adults.
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Walk With Ease-self-directed aims to:

  • Improve balance and strength.
  • Improve arthritis symptoms.
  • Increase strength.
  • Increase walking pace.
  • Improve confidence in one’s ability to manage arthritis symptoms.

Target Audience:

  • Adults with arthritis.
  • Older adults.
  • Adults living in areas with little or no access to arthritis programs, including adults in rural areas.

Key Activities:

  • Participants read the guidebook to learn about arthritis and ways to be physically active with arthritis.
  • Walk at their own speed and distance. Participants are encouraged to spend 10 to 40 minutes walking per session.

Setting: Self-directed, individual.

Suggested Class Size: Not applicable.

Duration: The self-directed course runs for six weeks. Participants are encouraged to walk three times a week. Each workbook lesson lasts about 30 minutes and each walk at a self-directed distance and speed.


  • Participant Cost: Between $5 (if bought in bulk) and $11.95 for the participant guidebook.
  • Leader/ Host Costs: Not applicable.

Program Requirements:

  • A WWE guidebook (available in English and Spanish).
  • A safe place to walk. This can be an indoor track, shopping mall, neighborhood, or walking trail.
  • Shoes that are safe for walking.

More Information:

For more information, go to the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease pageexternal icon.