Want to get out and enjoy winter and not do it alone? I have a MeetUp group called Get Out & Play. Once you create an account and join the group, you’ll automatically get notified of events.
I encourage women to focus on adding physical activity to their lifestyle instead of counting lost pounds. I try to teach women to focus on improvements in health such as reduced stress, feeling stronger, changes in clothing sizes, being consistent with activity and beginning to enjoy physical activity.
This group is for women who want to have fun incorporating physical activity into their lives. I hold events for all fitness levels from beginner to advanced and encourage consistent physical activity, so I have something for everyone!
General health recommendations are cardio training 5-6 days a week for 30 minutes. This is an opportunity to meet other women with similar goals and abilities, possibly building relationships to get together on your own time to be physically active together.
There currently are 3 events scheduled:
Afton State Park Hike
Saturday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m.
Come join me at beautiful Afton State Park for this hike with very hilly terrain and snow on the trails. The pace is strenuous (approximately 3 miles per hour). You ought to be in good physical condition to handle this hike. These are great hills to challenge your heart rate, so feel free to bring your heart rate monitor.
Part of the fun will be getting to know new people, but feel free to bring a friend – the more the merrier!
We will meet at the Visitor Center (not the building at the entrance to the park).
Park Fees: Daily rate: $5 per vehicle or $25 for annual permit
Walk from Annie’s Place to Hamlet Park
Saturday, January 28 at 1:00
We’ll meet at Annie’s, then go for a walk to Hamlet Park and around the trail at the park. Afterward we’ll come back to Annie’s for a cool down and stretch. This walk is designed for beginners to advanced walkers. The total distance is approximately 3 miles with a few small hills.
Afton State Park Candlelight Hike
Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Afton State Park is hosting a Candlelight Hike and Snowshoe event and I thought it would be fun to have our group meet there and participate! It’s scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a refreshing walk or snowshoe trek in the moonlight along trails lit by candlelight. Refreshments will be served at the Visitor Center. The park has a limited number of snowshoes available for rent by advance reservation. I plan to hike instead of snowshoe, but it’s up to you to decide if you want to snowshoe. Their number is (651) 436-5391 if you want to call about snowshoes.
State park stickers are required and can be bought at the building at the entrance to the park. We will meet inside the Visitor Center which is not at the main entrance.
To join the group, go to this link: http://www.meetup.com/Get-Out-Play/ to create an account and RSVP to any of the events you want to participate. Joining the group is free! (If you RSVP without creating an account, your name won’t show up on the list.)
Don’t let winter get you down! Come on out and play!