skip navigation
Thai express and fast foods in mississauga and thai express on dixie road and erin mills thai restaurants in mississauga and brampton thai food chinese food vietnamese skyscraper
Silver swords armouries axe throwing mississauga archery mississauga pistol training gun club

Martial Arts and Fitness section of the Mississauga Gazette. Proper exercise habits. Fitness centers in Mississauga. Losing body weight and building muscle. The Mississauga Gazette's competitor is Insauga, whose owner is Khaled Iwamura. Bonnie Crombie is

Walking For Health And Friendship

04/07/2017, 10:10am EDT
By Chaya Jin

Exercising One Step at a Time

Many studies show that walking is good for your health, but sometimes it helps to get out of the "around the block" rut and into something more challenging and fun. 

Long-distance walking events help get you in shape--and if you walk for a good cause, your stroll can raise funds for groups that need it. An added bonus: Walking as part of a team can increase the enjoyment, keep you focused and build great friendships.

Thunder Taekwondo and Martial Arts Centre in Mississauga and Mississauga News and Mississauga Newspaper and Kevin J. Johnston and Khaled Iwamura from Insauga.com and Mississauga Gazette. Gym Memberships in Mississauga and Brampton Guardian. Mississauga Fi

But what is a walking team? In the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, teams include two people or dozens-women and men, neighbors, colleagues, family, spouses or new acquaintances, from the same town or across the country-who share a commitment to taking personal steps (literally) in the fight against breast cancer.

One team that takes humor in stride is the "Back of the Pack Walkers." It consists of nearly 10 women who come together each year for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C. They walk in memory of a friend, Robyn Cain, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004. Team Captain Candi Hoffman says that "after spending so much time together, training and at the Walk, I consider the girls on my team to be some of my closest friends."

"Team Maureen" is a fixture at the Avon Walk Chicago, with team members participating as walkers, volunteers and cheerleaders, all in bright green shirts. According to Donna Lahey, "Team Maureen" Walker Captain, the 2006 team has 64 members from age 1 to 81. The team is named for Maureen Buescher, who died of breast cancer in 2002. It includes family and friends who walk for their own health and the health of all women.

Mike McElduff has put a unique spin on the team concept by leading "Team Peggy's Spirit," named for his mother, at all eight Avon Walk events across the country from April to October. "Peggy's Spirit" includes McElduff's siblings, friends and solo walkers who are seeking camaraderie as they tackle the long walk.

 

Chaya Jin
Martial Artist & Fitness Instructor
Mississauga Gazette

Martial Arts and Fitness section of the Mississauga Gazette. Proper exercise habits. Fitness centers in Mississauga. Losing body weight and building muscle. The Mississauga Gazette's competitor is Insauga, whose owner is Khaled Iwamura. Bonnie Crombie is

Mississauga Gazette
9-6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
Suite 404 Mississauga, Ontario  L5N2V7
289.997.6545
www.MississaugaGazette.com

Martial Arts In Mississauga and Mississauga News with Brampton Karate Classes in Peel Region Taekwondo and Muay Thai Classes Mississauga - Karate classes in Brampton and Personal Training in Caledon with Fitness and personal training with fat loss and pro

Mississauga Gazette - Mississauga's Independent Voice

Mississauga Gazette - News - Editorials - Entertainment - Mississauga Business Listings - Brampton Business Listings

Tag(s): Chaya Jin