Those scorching hot days should be ending soon, so now is the perfect time for Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation to launch the Monday-Wednesday Walking Club.
With 20+ miles of trails in our 27 parks, it only make sense for us to highlight some of them in a fun, friendly atmosphere while encouraging a healthy activity.
The Centers for Disease Control, The American Heart Association, The U.S. Surgeon General and most likely your mom all think that exercise is great for you. Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise, requiring no special equipment.
However, sometimes it’s not easy to find the perfect time to log your steps and without a walking friend or two, there is no one to help hold you accountable. That’s where our new walking club comes into play. Every Monday and Wednesday, starting on Monday, Oct. 7., walkers of all ages are encouraged to meet in the main parking lot at Ridge Ferry Park at noon.
We’ve laid out a couple of routes for both new and experienced walkers. The routes are easy with hardly any hills and offer distances from one mile up to three miles. Parks and recreation staff will be on hand to help lead the walks, and we’ll have water for after the walk.
“We have so many great places to take a walk in our parks, and several county employees already take walking breaks at lunch. We thought starting the walking club once the weather started to cool off was a good idea,” RFPRA Director Todd Wofford says. “This is free, and we hope people can come out and get in some steps with us at Ridge Ferry Park.
Weather in the fall can sometimes be tricky so walkers should wear appropriate clothing, possibly a hat and comfortable walking shoes. If there is inclement weather, we’ll post to RFPRA’s social media pages about the walk’s status.
“We hope that people can come out and start to get in a routine and also realize the many great walking trails we offer in our parks,” Wofford says. “Hopefully, they’ll enjoy it so much that they will keep walking and sign up to walk or run the 2020 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon.”
For more information on the Monday Wednesday Walking Club be sure to visit our web site at rfpra.com/walkingclub.