Join us for an exciting new program to get you and your friends outdoors and moving! Missoula has been selected to pilot a fitness initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) called “A Walk In The Park.”
The NRPA and Walk with a Doc (WWAD) are partnering on this new program to increase physical activity and promote healthy living. The program includes Walk With Ease (WWE), a proven arthritis intervention program developed by the Arthritis Foundation.
Each Walk In the Park session meets for six weeks, three times per week. The program will help you gradually build up to at least 30 minutes of walking three times a week. Sessions can be modified to meet the interests and needs of participants, who walk at their own pace.
Each session begins with a brief discussion of a topic important to successful walking or arthritis management. Then we’ll warm up, stretch, walk, cool down, and stretch one last time. Walking with a group is fun, and folks often spend additional time socializing after the walk! Participants receive a Walk with Ease log book. Meets Tues/Wed/Thurs to explore different walks.
We’ll meet with a local health care professional for a short program on a healthy living topic and a walk around the neighborhood. Meets at Grizzly Peak Senior Living (all adults are welcome—not just for Grizzly Peak residents!)
Meet at the Fort Missoula Regional Park’s Bella Vista Pavilion to explore the variety of fun new walking routes at the park. After Phase 2 of the park opens in late June, we’ll visit the new FMRP Rx Trail on the east side of the park.
Meets at Currents Aquatics Center in McCormick Park to explore a different riverfront route each week. There are so many beautiful walking options in the heart of Missoula! Features the newly dedicated Rx Trail at McCormick Park.
|Fee||$30/$24 with CityCard per person, per session |
Recreation Grants available for those who need financial assistance.
|Ages||All ages and abilities welcome|
|01||Apr 9 – May 17||9-10am|
|02||May 22 – Jun 28||9-10am|
|03||Jul 10 – Aug 16||9-10am|
|04||Aug 21 – Sep 27||9-10am|