Saturday, June 30, 2012

10 rounds, each for time of:
15 Push-ups
Sprint 60 yards
Rest 60 seconds

Don’t forget! Sand volleyball tournament tomorrow. Rally at 8am at Canyon View Park. We will not have 11a-1p class at the gym today, FYI.

Bump-Set-Spike Instead.

Our very own Marc Breen (STUD!!) is behind this awesome little nugget…… and it’s TODAY!! Tell everyone! This is so cool…..

WHAT: Walk with a Doc
WHEN: 9 a.m. Sat., June 30
WHERE: Meet at Redlands Albertson’s parking lot
COST: Free

Thanks to GJ Free Press for this:

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Walk with a doctor and improve your health, says Community Hospital emergency room physician Marc Breen, who is bringing the national Walk with a Doc program to Grand Junction.

Dr. David Sabgir, a board-certified cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Ohio, started the Walk with a Doc program in 2005. The program has since spread to other states.

Grand Junction’s first Walk with a Doc event will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30, along the Audubon Trail.

“I heard about it on NPR (National Public Radio),” Breen said. Although Grand Junction is an active community, “there’s still a huge number of sedentary people who could benefit from activity.”

Breen will walk at the first event and is in the process of recruiting other doctors, as well as physical therapists to participate.

“I’m hoping for a smorgasbord of different physicians, for a well-rounded panel,” Breen said. People who choose to walk will be able to meet and walk with various physicians and ask questions in a relaxed, informal environment.

Participants will listen to a five-minute talk about health and exercise before starting the walk, do a few warm-up exercises, and then walk for 30-45 minutes.

“People can go as fast or as slow as they want,” Breen said. “We’ll start out as a monthly program, and build on that.”

According to the American Heart Association, walking 30 minutes a day can benefit one’s health in several ways:

• Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease

• Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels

• Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity

• Enhance mental well-being

• Improve blood lipid profile

• Reduce the risk of osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, Type 2 diabetes

“Walking has the lowest rate of drop-out of any activity,” Breen said. And it’s free.

The national organization has donated T-shirts and pedometers for participants June 30. Albertson’s is donating fruit and water.

The walk will begin at the Albertson’s parking lot on Broadway, and is free and open to all ages. Well-behaved pets are welcome on a leash.

“I’m hoping to encourage people to make walking a routine in their life,” Breen said.

To view a map of the meeting location, visit www.meetup.com/walk-with-doc-grand-junction.

WHAT: Walk with a Doc
WHEN: 9 a.m. Sat., June 30
WHERE: Meet at Redlands Albertson’s parking lot
COST: Free

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