Get Movin! Low Impact Exercise for Community Health
Every week in Madison fitness expert Venus Washington offers classes to improve the health of local residents. With an emphasis on ease of access these exercise opportunities offer low-impact training routines that encourage building strength without too much strain. Offered by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center this free program aims to encourage less active adults to move their bodies in mindful ways to prevent the onset of more serious illness later in life or slow the progression of ailments that come with advancing age. Organized with the leadership of community activist and poet Fabu Carter, the classes provide a safe and supportive environment that benefit all who participate.
“One of the best ways to keep the mind active and to push back any kind of disease is exercise,” Fabu said. “What I love about it is we are reaching out to the community not just for research. We want you to be healthy and come to this free class. All of us have lost weight or inches. And there the immediate gratification of just feeling good while you’re here. Venus plays wonderful music that we all know and love. We so much fun! It’s also important that we come together as a community.”
Classes are held for women from January 9 to March 22, 2018
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