Ski Walking & Stone Workout With Smart Eating Program

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We are fortunate to have mountains to look at everyday, that provide us the opportunity to condition ourselves with their well maintained trails that climb through the mountains. We also have access to pathways in our parks, schools, developing greenways, as well as logging and gravel roads in the valleys of Jackson and Swain Counties. There is a new way to increase your exercise efforts whether you hike or walk one of these pathways and that is the use of ski walking poles.

Whether you are beginning an exercise program, looking to drop a few pounds and improve your health, or you are a high level athlete seeking a new cross-training activity; ski walking offers benefits that few other activities can match!


“Great cross-training, really helps upper body strength and overall fitness” – Julie Richards of Bryson City

Ski walking increase circulation, upper body strength and endurance. Get your heart pumping and increase lung capacity. Ski walking poles provide better support for your lower joints and balance on slippery surfaces and rough terrain by increasing stability. Ski walking burns more 20%-40% more calories than regular walking if done with proper technique.

Smokies Ski Walking & Stone Workout with Smart Eating Program

Thursday, September 8, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Deep Creek Pavilion, Bryson City
(Participants meet every Thursday from September 8 – November 10)

Click here for complete Weekly Workout Schedule and more details. 

Additional Opportunity: Ski Walking with Healthy Reminders

We are adding another opportunity to experience the benefits of Ski Walking! Have fun and enjoy fellowship while increasing your fitness level. Weather Permitting

Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.  ~  Meet at Deep Creek Pavilion

  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9

Please contact Rob Hawk at 488-3848 or 586-4009, for more information and to register.