Celebrate Walk Maryland Day and get in shape!

By Tracy Fowlkes, CPT

Coordinator, Fitness

The Fitness Department is teaming up with Jeff Hughes, a certified Health & Lifestyle Coach for Active Fit Healthy – Now and for Life, to co-sponsor Walk Maryland Day at the beautiful Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County. Come out and meet other local seniors while enjoying a beautiful stroll around the award-winning public display gardens to celebrate Maryland’s state exercise. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at 10:00 a.m. Riderwood will provide transportation, so registration is required. Walkers may choose to walk one half kilometer (.31 mi) or one kilometer (.62 mi), and all mobility levels are welcome. More details will follow in next month’s edition of the Riderwood Reporter.

To prepare for the big day, each Fitness Center will have walking logs available at the front desks in August and September. Residents are encouraged to pick up a log and track how many miles they walk in a day. Exercise on treadmills, bicycling, swimming, and NuSteps may all be included. To assist in calculating daily mileage: 2,000 steps, or 20 minutes of continuous exercise, equals 1 mile.

For more information and/or to register, please contact Tracy Fowlkes at the VSQ Fitness Center or call 301-628-3635.

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