The Get Up, Move, and Explore (Gum_E) the DMV meetup was created for men and women to keep each other motivated as we strive to increase our physical activity. We are not a Hiking Group, but we may hike. We are not a Walking Group, but we need to walk. We are a Moving Group, so Let’s Move.
This group will look to each other to keep motivated since it's easy to lose motivation noting this is the 2nd attempt at this successful group. Members should suggest things to do or even host events themselves. Hiking , walking, shopping, dancing, healthy eating, trails, community center classes, joint- meetups, etc. …. the organizer is game. Everyone moves at the pace that is comfortable to them. It doesn’t matter if you are fast or slow. The slow ones will be encouraged to move as fast as the fast ones and the fast ones will be encouraged to keep striving forwarded or they might end up like the slow ones :-) If you are trying something new, you should consult your doctor 1st. Your safety is important to us and it should be to you too.
So if you’re on a journey to be more active, and don’t mind pulling people along who are losing motivation, this group is for you. Let's shout it loudly : While the organizer is a couch potato, there are fitness buffs in the group. This group just asks for you to be courteous of other people’s time planning and showing up to events by not having no-shows or last minute cancelations.
The Let’s Move Campaign isn’t the reason the group started but it was one of the driving factors. Non-Moms do the “Mom Dance” just as much