Walking program promotes employee health and fitness

October 18, 2016 | UToday
By Josephine Schreiber

The University of Toledo Center for Successful Aging invites UT employees to lace up their sneakers and join in free fitness walking classes to improve cardiovascular health, increase fitness and endurance levels, and combat the effects of aging.

rocket bootcampRocketWalk Bootcamp is held on Main Campus at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The group steps off between Rocket Hall and the Main Campus Medical Center and follows the UT Walking/Fitness Trail and other routes through campus.

“The walking program lasts approximately one hour, but we invite people to drop in for as long as they can,” said Darci Ault, education and outreach coordinator. “Optional strengthening exercises also are offered at the end of class. It’s an easy way to step away from the office and squeeze a quick workout into our busy days.”

Classes are geared to accommodate beginner, intermediate and advanced fitness levels and are available on a drop-in basis. New participants will receive a free T-shirt.

“Regular exercise helps improve mood, energy and fitness levels at any age,” Ault said. “Adding more physical activity to our daily routine helps to maintain a healthy weight, reduces the risk of many chronic illnesses, and improves our quality of life. Plus, it’s a great way to meet others on campus.”

For more information about RocketWalk Bootcamp or the Center for Successful Aging, call 419.530.5208 or visit utoledo.edu/depts/csa.

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