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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.

Fabu Carter and Venus Washington

“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

1:00-2:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays

UW & Sounth MADISON Partnership Office

2312 Park St, The Village on Park

January 8 to March 22, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM Mondays & Thursdays

Badger Rock Neighborhood Center

501 E. Badger Road Madiosn

Classes for Men

January 18 to March 22, 2018

4:00-5:00 pm Thursday & Saturdays

UW & Sounth MADISON Partnership Office

2312 Park St, The Village on Park

To register contact Fabu Cater at 608-256-1901 ext 11685 or email fpcarter@medicine.wisc.edu

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James Mills

James Edward Mills is a freelance journalist who specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving, and practices of sustainable living. He has worked in the outdoor industry since 1989 as a guide, outfitter, independent sales representative, writer, and photographer. He is the author of the new book “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors” and the co-writer/co-producer of the documentary film An American Ascent. James has written for the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Magazine, and Wisconsin Trails. He is currently a contributor to several outdoor-focused print and online publications such as National Geographic Adventure, Rock & Ice, Alpinist, SUP, Elevation Outdoors, Women’s Adventure, the Clymb.com, Park Advocate, High Country News, Land & People, Outside Magazine and The Guardian

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