By Tracy Fowlkes
Don’t forget to save the date and mark your calendar for the Walk MD Day at the beautiful Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County. 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 this event.
Come out and enjoy a beautiful fall day to meet others while taking a 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. rain or shine. Riderwood will provide transportation, so registration is required. Walkers may choose to walk .5k (.31 mi ) or 1k (.62 mi) and all mobility levels are welcome. This event is free to all residents and prizes will be awarded to all participants.
To prepare for the big day, each Fitness Center has walking logs for September available at the front desks. Residents are encouraged to pick up a log and track daily how many miles walked. 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 LSC Fitness Center or call 301-628-3636. The deadline to register is Friday, September 20.