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Cardiovascular programs at Sunset County Park

Written by Matt Pera. Posted in Health & Wellness

Published on September 21, 2011 with No Comments

Sunset Striders

Walk toward Sunset with this one-hour walking program designed to invigorate and improve your cardiovascular health. For one hour we will take you through various trails at Sunset Hill Farm County Park where you will be immersed in nature while strengthening your heart and challenging your fitness. This class takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through – Nov. 10, 4-5 p.m. The class is $5 per drop-in, or $30 for the session.

Outdoor Circuit

A workout focusing on cardiovascular and muscle endurance, Outdoor Circuit will include moderate running/sprinting and various muscle-building exercises using bodybars, resistance tubes, outdoor equipment and your own body weight to improve your fitness. This class takes place on Saturdays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 12, from 8 to 9 a.m. The class is $5 per drop-in, or $30 for the entire eight-week session.

Nordic Walking

Explore Sunset Hill Farm County Park with Nordic Walking. This program is designed to attract beginner and intermediate walkers to the beautiful fall landscape at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Through vigorous total body movement, participants will travel the park while enjoying socializing with the group. This class takes place on Saturdays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 12, from 9 to 10 a.m. The class is $5 per drop-in, or $30 for the entire eight-week session.

Strength Yoga

Enjoy a one-hour yoga class focusing on improved overall body strength. This class blends practice with concentrated core work added to align the body improving overall health. All levels are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. Classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per drop-in session.

Sunset Hill Running Club

Group fun runs are led by experienced trail runners. This is a free running club that covers five miles and longer on varied routes. The goals of this group are to increase personal fitness, improve race times and encourage all participants. Runs take place on Mondays through Sept. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays year round from 8-9 a.m.

All classes take place at Sunset Hill Farm, 775 Meridian Road in Valparaiso.

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All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Chronicle. Matt Pera is the communications director for Porter County Parks and Recreation. He has a background in journalism and public relations. For more information about Porter County Parks and Recreation, call 219-465-3586, or e-mail pcparks@porterco.org.

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