$5 of Your Fee Benefits No Child Left Inside and Helps Fight Child Obesity
Class Dates: 9 Week Course: May 10, 2014 - July 5, 2014
Difficulty Level: Easy, First Time Hikers Welcome
Ages:Appropriate for all ages
Length: Approx: 3-4 Mile Hike (1.5 Hours)
Description: Research shows that Hiking Outdoors is an excellent cardio workout that targets physical and mental health and well-being. Hiking is a gentle cardio exercise that is an extremely effective means of exercise, accessible to all ages and levels of fitness. Cardiovascular and calorie burning is only one part of the health benefits it offers. Additional benefits include;
· Strengthening muscles as you work your hip flexors, lower leg muscles, glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings
· Combating osteoporosis (thinning bones), because you are moving against gravity with every step, allowing your bones to stay strong
· It works your shoulders, strengthens your core, and improves balance
· Helps to controls your weight
· A powerful mood booster that relieves stress thus strengthening your heart and mind, A trained health and wellness hiking guide will lead each hiking exercise session.
Family and Friend Benefits
· This activity promotes a healthy activity for you, your family and friends to enjoy together, thus increasing quality time with friends and family.
Pre-registration: Pre-registration is required so we can staff the event appropriately and you can be notified of cancellations due to weather concerns.
Simply select the class you wish to attend, select the # in your group and pay online
Bonus: Class participants will receive discounts on canoe/kayak trips which you can enjoy anytime throughout the season.
Safety: Class may be cancelled in case of unsafe weather and you will be notified via email and phone.
Location: Class will meet and depart from the parks and locations listed above
$45 and kids 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Drop in fee call[masked]: $5 and kids 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult
What to Bring: Sunscreen, Hiking Boots or comfortable shoes, camera (optional), water
Note: A DNR Recreation Passport is required for parking