Mandurah Forum has launched a new walking program that aims to provide community members with a fun way of exercising in a safe space.
The Seniors Mandurah Mall Walk program is a free initiative that allows residents to use the Pinjarra Road shopping centre as a fitness track.
Mandurah Forum’s centre manager Jacqueline McKenzie was thrilled to launch the program and promote its benefits.
“The Mandurah Mall Walk is an easy way for our community to come together regardless of the weather - hot or cold, rainy or sunny - in a safe environment that helps maintain a healthy, active lifestyle,” she said.
Mandurah Forum teamed up with 24-hour health club Jetts Fitness for the community event, with the first walkers hosting a gathering recently.
Those who were quick to join the contingent scored a starter pack including a t-shirt, a water bottle, and a coffee voucher to enjoy after the exercise.
Jetts Club manager Ebony Page said the initiative focused on the health of people living and working in the Mandurah community.
“We know regular brisk walking can help maintain a healthy weight, prevent or manage various conditionsincluding heart disease, high blood pressure, type two diabetes, and strengthen bones and muscles,” she said.
If you’re interested in joining the fun, the group meet every Monday at 8am outside Coffee Club at the western end of the shopping centre.
Visit Mandurah Forum’s website for more information.