Get WITH It! - Walk in the Halls programProvided By: Community Health Centre
- Jordan Prosper, Health Promoter
- 705-324-7323 ext 301
- 33 Lindsay St. S., Door B
- Lindsay, ON
- K9V 2L9
Community Care has partnered with local groups and companies to offer walking program opportunities for fitness and health benefits.
Free Indoor Walking Program in Lindsay
Though cold weather may be upon us, local residents still have opportunities to take part in fitness program that will help keep them healthy. The popular Walk in the Halls (Get WITH It!) program has returned in 2017 for a fifth year, and is available free of charge twice/week in Lindsay.
Walk in the Halls is a supervised indoor walking program presented by Community Care and the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team. The program is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lindsay Collegiate (260 Kent St. W.). The program offers anyone interested in staying active during winter months the chance to walk in a safe, warm setting. The sessions run through to the end of April (excluding school holidays).
"Cardiovascular disease is the Number One cause of death in Canada, and walking is a beneficial way to stay active and can be done safely in the winter when our school space is provided," says Community Care Health Promoter Jordan Prosper. He points out that since the program began in 2013, more than 450 different participants have taken more than 13 million steps - the equivalent of walking from Lindsay to Calgary, and back.
Organizers provide marked routes to take through the school halls, and supervisors are always on hand to assist if needed.
For further information about the Walk in the Halls program, contact Jordan Prosper at ext 301.