About the Program

The Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health


No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina show that Walk With Ease is proven to:

  • Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
  • Increase balance, strength and walking pace
  • Build confidence in your ability to be physically active
  • Improve overall health

The Walk With Ease program is offered as a self-guided course or in a community setting. Choose the format that best suits you.

Self-Guided Format

Complete the program on your own by purchasing the guidebook in the Arthritis Foundation Online Store for only $11.95. It includes all the tools you need to:

  • Develop a walking plan that will meet your needs
  • Stay motivated
  • Manage your pain
  • Learn to exercise safely

In-Person Community Format

Get support in a group setting as you follow the six week Walk With Ease program. Classes are taught by an Arthritis Foundation certified leader in cities all over the country.  To find a class near you, locate your local office, or call 800-283-7800. You can also learn more about becoming a certified leader.

Tools and Materials

Whichever way you choose to participate, the Walk With Ease Online Tools are available to compliment the work you’re doing in the program. Explore the Online Tools here or find and purchase other Walk With Ease materials here.