*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
The World of Walking
This course is for you if you are a walker or want to walk. Each class will start with an indoor talk and finish with an outdoor activity. We’ll review walking through the ages, practice good walking form, and try out several specialty walks. We’ll weave simple movements, called Motos, into otherwise ordinary walks, and take full advantage of hiking sticks. Next we’ll learn how to use man-made objects and natural features, like benches, walls, and trees, as movement props. In addition we’ll study the walking of children, animals, athletes, and older adults, and even indoor walking. Finally, we’ll master the novel Alphabet Walking Challenge to preserve cognition as we get older. As Fats Domino sang, “I’m walkin’ yes indeed, and I’m talkin’ about you and me." Note:Before participating in any walking or movements, participants should check with their doctors to ensure that there are no contraindications, special considerations, or limitations from a medical standpoint.
Dan Kulund is a retired orthopedic surgeon, a former Air Force Chief of Health Promotion, and a proud pedestrian.
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