Move-It this Monday with our Free Fitness Classes!
Get fit with a free fitness class offered in partnership with SU Recreation Services. We offer a variety of classes so you have the chance to try a new exercise. All skill levels welcome! Don’t forget your SU ID – it is required for entrance to the gym.
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Walk a Monday Mile to Start Your Healthy Monday
What is the Monday Mile?
The Monday Mile is one-mile route mapped out for you. It encourages physical activity and socialization and serves as a fun way to get in your daily exercise! Our Monday Mile locations are marked with signs that contain maps, directional arrows, and distance markers so all you have to do is follow the signs. How easy is that? We strive to make the Monday Mile inclusive and accessible for everyone. Learn more about accessibility and the Monday Mile.
Where Can I Walk a Monday Mile?
There are Monday Miles all over Central New York. Take a tour of the area with our Onondaga County Monday Miles and Madison County Monday Miles. If you’re not from the area, don’t worry! You don’t need a physical route to walk your Mile. Here’s a tip: It take the average person 20 minutes to walk one mile. Start your watched and get moving – no matter where you are!
The Monday Mile has gone global!
Our first international loop is located at the AMOS Health & Hope campus in Managua, Nicaragua!
Monday Mile with a Mission:
During the month of April we teamed up with several student organizations to create Monday Miles with a Mission and support our student body. Monday Miles with a Mission add a spin on the typical Monday Mile by evoking a sense of purpose and pride among the participants. Students chose to come together to represent their organization, spread awareness for their cause, meet new people, and connect with each other, all while walking for their health! Check out a few of our Monday Miles with a Mission:
Walk with a Doc:
Together with the Madison County Rural Health Council we have launched the Walk with a Doc program in Madison County. Walk with a Doc was established in Columbus Ohio, where Dr. David Sabgir was frustrated with the lack of lifestyle change he saw in his patients. He invited them to join him for a walk on a Saturday morning, and to his surprise over 100 people showed. He coined these walks “Walk with a Doc.” Now, this program is nation-wide: a local provider gives information on a health topic and then leads a walk in the community. We’ve had several successful Walk with a Docs on our Monday Miles in Madison County. This program has been a fun and effective way to increase awareness about the Monday Mile, foster socialization among Madison County residents, and connect residents with healthcare providers. These events are kid and dog friendly – there are plenty of handouts and prizes for all!
Upcoming Walk with a Doc events:
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Dr. Daniel Ratnarajah on the Oneida Rail Trail Monday Mile. Various health topics will be covered.
- May 25th
- June 22nd
- July 20th
- August 17th
- September 14th
- October 12th
Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Andrea I. Berg, MD (SUNY Upstate Medical University) on the Chittenango Creek Walk Monday Mile.
- June 8th
- Topic: Arthritis and Benefits of Walking and Physical Activity. For this walk, MCRHC is partnering with the NY State Department of Health Arthritis Department.