The YMCA is interested in improving the health of our community by promoting walking for the final four months 2020. Brisk walking for at least 30 minutes, five days per week reduces the risk of developing diabetes by 58% and decreases cardiovascular disease and obesity. People who walk are at lower risk of breast cancer and colon cancer. For people with osteoarthritis, walking improves mobility and function. In addition, walking improves psychological well-being and self-esteem. Jefferson City is so beautiful with many exceptional walking opportunities so on nice days we encourage you to walk outside if you’re able. If not, stop by our Firley or Knowles facilities to utilize our walking tracks.
Pick up a tracking form at any YMCA Welcome Desk and keep track of your miles. Earn an exclusive walking club t-shirt by reaching the 100 MILEstone by the end of 2020.
Registration: August 10-December 7
Session: September 14-December 18
Cost: $15 Y Members Only
In addition, join us at our free YMCA Walking Club class at the Knowles YMCA every Monday and Friday from 8-9 a.m.