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The Wide World of Walking | Lynn Weigand, Ph.D.

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The Wide World of Walking 
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.

Personalize Your Walking Workout 
Create your own walking workout by setting goals, evaluating walking techniques and developing a plan to take home and put into action. You'll receive personalized help to create the program that's right for you and that will enhance your walking routine.

 

Lynn_WeigandLynn Weigand, PhD, is a Portland, Oregon-based walking expert who provides motivation and training to walk for fun, fitness and function. Her classes are designed for all levels, from beginning to advanced walkers. She presents new approaches to walking that help you change up your routine and to maximize the physical and mental benefits.

Lynn Weigand, PhD, is a Portland, Oregon-based walking expert who provides motivation and training to walk for fun, fitness and function. Her classes are designed for all levels, from beginning to advanced walkers. She presents new approaches to walking that help you change up your routine and to maximize the physical and mental benefits. She is the owner of Joy of Walking, a business that provides coaching and workshops to help people achieve their fitness goals through walking. She 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. Lynn prefers to travel on foot or by bike whenever possible.

Start Date: September 27, 2014
End Date: October 3, 2014

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