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Walking Week | Lynn Weigand, Ph.D.



The Wide World of Walking – Sunday 8 pm

Walking is something we do every day, just to get around or get some exercise. But there's a lot more to walking than meets the eye. We'll explore ways to expand your walking horizons, maximize benefits and incorporate new techniques. Regardless of your walking experience and level, you'll gain new insights and ideas to move your walk to the next level or get started.

Visiting Ranch instructor Lynn Weigand has designed a program to motivate and explore a variety of ways to integrate walking for fitness and health.  This week’s classes will provide opportunities to learn or enhance your fitness walking technique, integrate interval training into your walking program, and create a meditative walking ritual. We’ll wrap up the week with a workshop to trouble-shoot, answer questions and customize your walking program for home use.

Intro to Fitness Walking - Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 11am
Cardio Quickstep - Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am 
Fitness Hiking/Master the Mountain (progressive)  Quail 1 - Sunday, 2pm
Fitness Hiking /Master the Mountain (progressive) Quail 2 - Tuesday, 2pm
Fitness Hiking /Master the Mountain (progressive) Alex's Oak - Thursday, 2pm
Meditation Walk - Monday and Wednesday, 2pm
Taking it Home: Your Personal Walking Program - Friday, 2pm

Lynn Weigand, PhD, and Certified Personal Trainer,  is a Portland, Oregon-based walking expert who provides motivation and training to walk for fun, fitness and function.  She is the owner of Encore Fitness, a business that provides coaching and workshops to help people achieve their fitness goals. She presents new approaches to walking that help you change up your routine and to maximize the physical and mental benefits.  Lynn was the founding director of the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation at Portland State University where her work focused on planning communities that are safe and fun for walking and cycling, and developing programs to motivate people to be active every day.  Lynn earned her PhD in Urban Studies from the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University where her work focused on community design to promote active living and public health.   She prefers to travel on foot or by bike whenever possible.



Start Date: February 22, 2014
End Date: February 28, 2014


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