The walking group, led by a Sherwood Park Primary Care Network Exercise Physiologist, will walk for approximately 45-50 minutes for each session. There are no restrictions/limitations to participation save for each participant's ability to walk.
Any participant is able to stop early, rest along the way, or even walk for longer than the intended time if they desire. Each walking route option is a loop and those who need to stop for breaks can easily catch up with the group on the next lap.
Wednesday Lunch Hour Walk12:10PM - 1:00PM every WednesdayTuesday Evening Walk5:10PM - 6:00PM every Tuesday
The group is community-based and has no formal registration or cost to participate. Simply show up at the southwest entrance of the Sherwood Park Mall (between Pier 1 Imports and Urban Planet).
In the case that there is mild rain (with no significant chance of lightning) and the temperature is warmer than -10 degrees and cooler than +27 degrees, then the walking group will walk outside and around Broadmoor Lake or Glen Allen Park, which of the two will be decided and communicated in advance.
If the temperature is outside of the temperature range stated above, then the group will stay within the Sherwood Park Mall to walk.
Anyone with the ability to walk for extended periods of time is welcome to join. The use of walking aids such as walkers, canes, etc., is allowed and encouraged as necessary.
The PCN Exercise Physiologist will occasionally be able to provide a limited supply of walking poles to lend to participants. If a participant requires walking poles or other walking aids on a consistent basis, they will be expected to bring their own.
To increase the PCN's community involvement, the vision of this group is to occasionally invite medical professionals from various backgrounds to join participants to assist and engage with them on their way to a more active lifestyle. Examples could be Registered Dietitians, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Exercise Specialists, and potentially even Physicians.
For more information email Abby at Abbym@sherwoodparkpcn.com