The Westfield Wellness Walkers are a group of community people interested in walking as a form of exercise once a week during the summer months. The walks occur on Thursday evenings starting June 12 and will continue through August 14. There is a bonus walk on August 21 for those who have built up their endurance and want to challenge themselves with a 5 mile walk around the town. The group will meet in the Westfield Family Physicians parking lot at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday.
All are welcome and the only qualification is to show up in comfortable clothing and shoes. Walks will center around a theme and cover a distance of 1-2 miles. Of course participants are encouraged to walk at their own pace and stop prior to the 1-2 miles being covered if they aren't ready to finish that long of a distance when they first start out.
This will be the second year of walking for this group and it is organized by Westfield Family Physicians staff personnel. Water will be provided and each week there will be a drawing of a Tops gift card for those who participate in the walk. These walks are low keyed or brisk dependant on your level of fitness. The goal is to work toward having a healthy community and that starts by moving more. Hopefully these walks will encourage people from the community to come out and do just that.