Darke County Parks is hosting a series of fitness programs called Naturally Fit occurring the third Monday of every month. Everyone wants to lead healthier lives and spend more time outdoors. However, workout machines aren’t always environmentally friendly, gyms aren’t very exciting, and the cold winter weather makes it even less appealing. Besides, sometimes life just gets in the way! Use these programs as an “excuse” to schedule time outside and get moving. Each of these programs focuses more on fitness than nature, with everyone moving at their own pace, whether that’s one loop or ten. The January program will take place January 16th at 4pm at Tecumseh Point in Greenville. This short loop near scenic Greenville Creek will make that last 1,000 steps of the day easy to finish. The park is located on the south west side of the Greenville Creek Bridge on north Broadway in Greenville. Meet there, and don’t forget to bring a water bottle. The brisk winter air will do your lungs (and the rest of your body) some good. For questions or weather updates, call the Nature Center at 548-0165.
Did you know? A hiking staff or trekking poles can make it so much easier and safer to continue exercising outside in winter.