Whether you do it around town, in a group or with your hound – walking holds great benefits for everyone.
“I would say the number one benefit is people are using their heart, they’re getting outside, they’re getting fresh air and they overall can just feel better about themselves,” said Midge Good, General Manager for Naperville Running Company.
And with several walking groups in Naperville, you don’t have to walk alone. If you’re an early riser who loves history, Naper Settlement welcomes you to their Wednesday Walking Club.
“Everyone can come to the Wednesday Walking Club and it’s free, that’s the best part! And then our walkers earn prizes for how many minutes they walk. So for every 240 minutes, they can earn a ticket to one of our special events or programs,” said Donna DeFalco, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator at Naper Settlement.
The group meets every Wednesday from eight to nine a.m.
But if you’re looking for some exercise with your four-legged friends, join Two Bostons for their weekly walks.
“Trying to keep all the dogs socialized and just keep everybody moving. So it’s just really great. It’s a good experience for the people in the city to come out, cause a lot of them live out here. And it’s just great for all the dogs and the customers the just be a part of a big community event,” said Two Bostons Team Member, Rebecca Delgado.
Walkers meet at their Downtown location every Thursday night at 6:30, to take their pooches through a tour of the town.
Both of these walks require no pre-registration and go through the end of October.
The DuPage County Forest Preserve has a weekly walk each Monday, showcasing a different preserve every week.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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