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July 24, 2012 > Walk this Way to better health and overall fitness

Walk this Way to better health and overall fitness

Submitted By Shawn Fong

Walk This Way is a 16-week program for seniors (55 years of age and older) that integrates walking, flexibility, strength and balance exercises with fun games and educational topics.

Seniors participating in the Walk This Way program will: receive a free pedometer and walking logs; obtain training on various exercises; learn about health, nutrition, and pedestrian safety; find out about local community resources and transportation services; and, get support from others to stay motivated and achieve their individual fitness goals.

Seniors who took part in last spring's program commented on how much fun the classes were and how the program benefitted them. Many mentioned that the program helped improve their overall physical fitness and mental acuity. Others said that that the program helped them avoid injuries, decrease their blood pressure and better manage their diabetes.

The Walk This Way program is FREE and open to seniors of all fitness levels. New Walk This Way program sessions will be starting up at the following locations:

Newark Senior Center
7401 Enterprise Drive, Newark
July 31 - Nov. 13 (Tuesdays): 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Union City Kennedy Center
1333 Decoto Rd., Union City
Aug. 1 - Nov. 14 (Wednesdays): 10:30 - 12:00 a.m.

Centerville Presbyterian Church
4360 Central Ave., Fremont
Aug. 3 - 11/16 (Fridays): 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Walk This Way is operated by the City of Fremont Human Services Department and classes are taught by fitness instructors from Generations Community Wellness, a non-profit organization. The program is funded by a generous grant from the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

To register for a Walk This Way program session, please contact Shawn Fong, City of Fremont Human Services Department, at (510) 574-2033 or sfong@fremont.gov.

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