Fitness walks and other workday activities offered to Yale staff

Guided walking tours, with the goal of adding extra steps and some fun activity and movement to one’s workday, are being offered to Yale staff.
Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut.

Hillhouse Avenue, described by Charles Dickens as “the most beautiful street in America,” is one of the New Haven locales that will be featured in the fitness walking tours.

Guided walking tours, with the goal of adding extra steps and some fun activity and movement to one’s workday, are being offered to Yale staff.

Led by alumna Shana Schneider, the Fitstyle Walking tours also offer a bit of history, vouchers for stops to New Haven area vendors for special treats, and special guest walkers. The walks, which are moderately paced, are appropriate for almost everyone, and can add 4,000 or more steps to one’s day.

The tours will follow new routes and, on some dates, will proceed at a slower pace. The program will go beyond in-person walks, and brings walking tips and encouragement through an eight-week program offering personalized messages and challenges with prizes sent via email or text.

Tours are scheduled on select dates from Oct. 3 through Nov. 14. They leave from different locations on campus, including the Medical Campus, Central Campus, and Science Hill. Walks are free for Yale faculty and staff, but registration is required. Space is limited; staff members will be able to sign up for one walk at a time. For more information, visit the program’s website.

The Fitstyle by Shana walking program is sponsored by Being Well at Yale, Yale WorkLife, and The Shops at Yale.

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