Walk the Halls of Bows and Holly

Santa on a treadmill

Don’t let the busy-ness of the holidays steal the progress you have made this year in your strengthening exercise program. With special parties and a full schedule of events, remember to schedule some time for the Oasis or your favorite exercise class. Bring your family with you to the warm pool. Take walks with the kids around the lake or show them all the wonderful decorations around the halls of Kirby Pines. Christmas can be hectic and overwhelming, but a good walk outside can bring some peace and quiet, solitude and retrospect. Take the time to unwrap the gift of comfort and joy as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus.

Come join us for a Christmas Stroll through the beautifully decorated halls of Kirby, on Wednesday, December 19. This “Walk with Ease” Class Reunion will meet in the PAC at 1:30 to do our warm-up and stretches, walk for about 30 minutes and then gather back in the PAC for some Christmas treats. Invite your friends to join in on this fun event.

Walk Across America

Great River Road Kirby Pines Make your 2019 New Year’s resolution to include signing up for the Walk Across America Program that the Oasis will be offering in January. Participants may begin registering January 2, 2019. The program will run from January 14 through March 11 and will last 8 weeks. We will keep track of how many miles each participant walks, or completes on the Nu-Step or treadmill on their schedule. You may want to use a pedometer, your FitBit or your smart phone Pedometer App to record your steps. Everyone’s mileage will be kept up individually and as a group total to see how far we can walk; pointing out interesting landmarks along the way. Last year, 45 participants walked Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California and helped accumulate over 2694 miles. This year we will follow The Great River Road along the mighty Mississippi River from Itasca, Minnesota, through Memphis, to New Orleans, Louisiana. If we have enough participants, we could make it all the way almost 3000 miles. We’ll have helpful tips each week, awards and surprises for everyone, as well as the reward of beginning and continuing a great exercise habit of walking for strength and endurance. We will have weekly door prizes and a Grand Prize of Dinner for Two at the Exquisite Cuisine for the most miles recorded.