Friday, February 14, 2014

Team Motivation

Are you looking for a group to motivate you to maintain your workouts, challenge your fitness level and to just have fun with? Saturday morning Smilers is the group for you.

Smilers is a Burbank community-based walking group. We Smile through the Miles! We walk between 5 - 11 miles each Saturday morning. We meet at a different local location each week at 6:30am. The walks vary from flat sidewalks to canyons to street inclines. Members often stay after the walk for coffee and conversation. At least once a year, the group will train for a half-marathon together, walk longer mileages and encourage each other to walk regularly to prepare. The average pace is a 15 minute mile. It is "power walk" speed.

It is so enjoyable to walk and talk! I don't have to use music to keep my pace, I just keep up with the walker next to me. It is wonderful to chat with different people every mile or so. I enjoy meeting new members and reconnecting with current Smilers. Sometimes, on the longer walks, I will walk with one person for an hour or so. When else do you get the chance to have a good, long conversation without interruptions? The miles fly by when you are talking with a friend.

It's been proven that people imitate the behaviors of the groups they spend time with. What a great idea to spend time with people who model healthy lifestyles. 

If you are interested in participating, contact me using the form to the right of this blog and I will get you the information you need. I hope to see you on a Saturday morning very soon!


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