Registration for the 8th Annual NDD Walking Club is now open!
For more information on the program or how to register for this year's walking club, click here.
The Newark Downtown District is in the midst of its 8th annual NDD Walking Club! More and more residents and commuters are looking for ways to stay healthy while taking advantage of downtown Newark’s walkable environment, and the NDD Walking Club provides both physical and mental health benefits. Walkers regularly see improvements in mood, attitude, blood pressure, resting heart rate, body fat, BMI percentages, and lung function. While reaping the benefits of exercise and healthy-living consultation, walkers also enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the downtown community.
Operating from May 29th to October 18th, meeting at the corner of Raymond & Broad Street (near Military Park), we had over 90 commuters, and residents join the club this year (a 75% increase in numbers of registrants from last year). As noted earlier, after completing three walks, attendees received NDD Walking Club backpacks, water bottles, and t-shirts!
New this year, the NDD Walking Club has partnered with local health & fitness businesses to introduce members to new and effective ways of staying in shape. During the month of August, club members visited I’m So Yoga Newark and Sereniteaz & Juice Bar to tour their facilities, partake in demo yoga classes, and try out some nutritional beverages. To close this year’s NDD Walking Club an end-of-season lunch will be held to congratulate walkers on their consistency and consciousness of health and wellness. Gift card awards will also be presented for the most steps, weight-loss, goals reached, and attendance.
The NDD Walking Club is a free and friendly walking group open to all. With four walks a day, the Walking Club is an excellent way to explore the City, meet new people, get your heart pumping and start to live healthier. Whether part of the workforce, a resident, or an interested visitor, all are welcome and encouraged to join our crew, led by Brandi Coleman, a Certified Personal Trainer and accompanied by one of our own NDD Ambassadors! The walks incorporate light upper body and cardio exercises throughout to increase your fitness level and keep you motivated.
The 2018 NDD Walking Club schedule is:
Monday - Friday (Weather Permitted)
Don't miss out on your chance to stay #DowntownFit and register online today!