El Dorado Nature Trail Post-Holiday Walk

December 19, 2009

A park naturalist at the El Dorado Nature Center will be guiding a post-holiday trail walk on December 26 from 10 am until noon. The cost is $3/person and you must register in advance. Call 562-570-1745. Walk off some of those Christmas Dinner calories! 🙂

The El Dorado Nature Center is located at 7550 E. Spring St in Long Beach. Here are some Yelp reviews.

The Center is across the street from the El Dorado Regional Park, which has picnic areas, archery range, stocked lakes, pedal boats, physical fitness course, radio controlled model sailboat and model airplane areas, Caboose Corners train ride and other activities.

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) holds free archery instruction with their equipment or your own. There is a one hour safety/orientation class held regularly. For more information, to confirm class schedule or to schedule groups, call Aletha Donathan, Head Archery Instructor at (562) 688-9666.

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I Love My Shape-Ups!

September 30, 2009

My walking buddy and I have been wearing our Sketchers Shape-Ups for about a month and a half now while we do our walk. We are sure they are making a difference in our bodies. Our pants are loose and our legs look better than they have in a long time! We are having fun, too! Renee Moilanen wrote an article With new workout fashions, fitness is on a roll about these various shoes for working your body that was in the Long Beach Press-Telegram and I see it is on the web multiple times as well! I don’t know about not going to the gym to workout because I do that, too. Actually, it is sometimes interesting to wear these shoes as I work out in the gym because my balance point is different. I think it’s fun! On momlogic.com there is a blog about Shape-Ups. Here is the Sketchers website info. walking.org likes them, too!

I love my Sketchers Shape-Ups! I feel my posture is better. I know my butt and legs have felt the work-out and I think they are looking much better – just in the month and a half or so that I’ve been wearing them. I try to walk 3+ miles 3 times a week. People have also commented about my weight loss – but I have been watching what I eat so to lose the weight as well. The shoes are fun to wear. I wear them all day long. I even work out in the gym with them – gives a whole new balance act performance. I would recommend them to anyone trying to get a few more calories wrung out while going through their busy day.

Walking – Favorite Exercise for America

June 10, 2009

Richard Seven wrote Walking Toward Well-being: America’s Favorite Exercise in The Seattle Times. It’s fun, easy and inexpensive! An hour of walking outdoors with the grandkids counts as an hour of outside activity for Go Play Outside!!

Richard’s article had a link to find a walkers group if you’re interested joining one — or starting your own — see http://walkers.meetup.com. You can enter your own zipcode to find groups near you – or see a list of people interested in joining one if you would start it! There are all kinds of interesting groups: for example, a Tacoma walking-with-dogs group, or a collaboration of Redmond/Kirkland moms-with-strollers.

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