2023 Smokies Spring Skiwalking

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2023 Smokies Spring Ski Walking

Spring is in the air and getting outside is on our mind. What better way, then to join a local walking group. The 2023 Smokies Spring Ski Walking program is planned for every Monday, May 1 through May 22 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Participants will meet at West Deep Creek, Bryson City in the parking lot by the playground.

Ski walking is a new way to economize yourself exercise because you not only get benefits from walking, you also increase your calorie burn and upper body strengthening by using ski walking poles.

Experience the Benefits to Ski Walking!

  • Increased circulation
  • Increased upper body strength & endurance
  • Increased heart & lung capacity
  • Increased heart rate without increased perceived exertion
  • 20% higher metabolic rate which equals 400kcal/hour vs. 280kcal/hour for walking
  • 30% decreased stress on weight bearing joints
  • Better support and balance on slippery surfaces & rough terrain

Ski walking poles provided. Presented by Robert Hawk. For more information call 828-488-3848.