Parks & Recreation Commission is taking sign-ups for two new programs

Published on Friday, 1 April 2022 10:27
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

@brianjohnsonBP

PLYMOUTH – The Parks & Recreation Commission is taking sign-ups for two new, seven-week, fitness walking & nutrition programs beginning this April at Lake Winfield.

Gerry Bourbonniere, chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission, said that two new programs will be offered at Lake Winfield on Seymour Road.

"Lake Winfield is like a hidden diamond in this town," he said. "It has a really nice walking trail and has been a popular spot for many years. It's great to have this venue in town. These new programs are intended to make people aware that of it. It's also a way to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors after everyone has been living in this bubble for the past two years."

One of the programs, intended for ages 18 to 50, is being held on Thursday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Lake Winfield Walking Trail starting April 7. It will be led by Certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach Victoria Nadolski and Registered Dietitian Theresa Martin Dotson.

According to the town website, the program will include a short warm-up, instruction on proper walking technique, brisk interval walking and stretching as well as nutritional tips and recipes.

The town is also offering two walking times for seniors 55 and older on Tuesdays at Lake Winfield, starting April 5. One walking group will meet from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the other will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.

The town website states that the programs are "a great way to get healthy and fit." Those who participate, the website states, will "learn ways to improve your heart and joint health, burn more calories and boost your mental well-being."

Mayor Joe Kilduff encouraged people to sign-up via the Mayor's Office's Facebook page.

"This 7 week program starts soon and is a great way to get outside and enjoy the spring weather while getting healthier," he said.

Bourbonniere said that if the fitness walk programs prove popular, there may be additional opportunities offered this September.

"We have had a couple of people call and ask if it will be ongoing," he said. "That depends on how many sign-ups we get."

The cost to participate in the senior walks is $50 per person.

The cost to participate in the 18-50 walk group is $70 per person.

For more information, or to register, visit plymouthct.myrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx?type=activities.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Friday, 1 April 2022 10:27. Updated: Friday, 1 April 2022 10:29.