“Walking is one of the best exercises for all age groups and it is free,” said Eugene Boychuk, a Sturgis Kinsmen representative.
“The Sturgis indoor walking program started again on November 2 for its 15th year. It is currently held at the Sturgis Elementary School Monday and Thursday evenings. The program was made available through the assistance of a Sunrise Health Region Promotional grant and organized by the Sturgis Kinsmen Club,” he said.
“It is free to join with lots of good benefits, regardless of your physical condition,” said Boychuk. “Walking indoors, away from the elements is a good way to derive excellent weight loss results and maintain good health in a safe environment.
“Walking makes people feel better and more energetic and it is a good way to relax. Staying motivated is easy – walk with other people indoors during the winter and do it with music.”
This program concludes at the end of March and then participants are encouraged to continue walking outdoors around town when the weather permits. People of all ages can participate, said Boychuk.