Austin Fit’s Art of Fitness Walking program starts Tuesday

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Members of an Austin Fit walking group meet in front of the Texas Capitol.
Members of an Austin Fit walking group meet in front of the Texas Capitol.

Members of an Austin Fit walking group meet in front of the Texas Capitol.

 

Running’s just not your thing? You can get many of the same benefits – with less risk of injury – from walking.

Austin Fit Walking will kick off its Art of Fitness Walking program on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Austin Emergency Center, 3563 Far West Boulevard.

The eight-week training program focuses on two races – the Statesman Capitol 10,000 on April 12 and the Blue Bell Fun Run on April 11.

You need no special skill or long practice sessions to perfect walking – just a good pair of walking shoes. Even better, it can help you manage weight and stress, lower your blood pressure, and reduce the risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease and certain forms of cancer.

For more information contact Elayne Barber at purple@austinfit.com.

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