Township of Maplewood Announces Free Walking Program

Six-week program includes group coaching and a pedometer; residents have until April 18 to sign up
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MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - April 8, 2014 - PRLog -- Maplewoodians have two weeks to sign up for a free six-week community walking program which begins on April 28.  Led by Certified WellcoachÒ, Risa Olinsky founder of Count on YourselfÔ Coaching, the program includes walking and wellness coaching sessions, and a free pedometer given to each participant to track their progress.

Maplewood's Deputy Mayor, Kathleen M. Leventhal says, “The extremely positive feedback from the fall pilot session made our decision to hold the Walking Program this spring an easy one!”

Maplewood residents (18 and over) are invited to register no later than April 18th to participate. Applications can be found at  or can be picked up in Town Hall, the Maplewood libraries or the DeHart Park Community Center.

Maplewood is a very walk-able community. The program’s goal is to encourage walking to improve participant’s overall health and well-being and while doing so, build a stronger and healthier community. “Wearing a pedometer is highly motivating – generally, we hope numbers pertaining to our health will go down, but when tracking steps our goal is for the numbers to go up,” says Olinsky.

If you choose to participate this is what you will be asked to do:

-Attend an initial pedometer set-up orientation on either Monday, April 28th, 1- 2 pm at Maplewood Town Hall, or later on the same Monday at 7-8:30 pm at the Dehart Park Community Center.
-Complete an informed consent and personal goal-setting questionnaire at the start of the program.
-Participate in weekly walk-coaching sessions and attend two live educational presentations in Maplewood locations – all free.
-Walk as much as possible and keep a daily record of steps as instructed.
-Report weekly steps by email or telephone to the coordinator.
-Complete a follow-up survey assessing personal goals and the goals of the program.
Source:Risa Olinsky, Count on Yourself Coaching
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