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Monday, 1 June 2020

Walk for Wellness Revisited

With lockdown restrictions being relaxed a little now is the time to think about getting outdoors for more exercise with some social interaction and boosting your immunity with some fresh air. Walk for Wellness/Jog for Joy is a free walk or jog group that Melissa set up last year for the community with twice weekly meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Now small groups outside are permitted Melissa has decided to restart the sessions from Wednesday 3rd June, but to comply with the Government guidelines the groups will now be limited to 6 people in total each time and of course they will have to observe the social distance rule. 

Each group is open to walkers or joggers – the joggers can go on ahead and double back so they will still benefit from the company of the others. 

Initially the groups will meet at 10am on Mondays and Wednesdays meeting outside Needles Eye Café. If there greater demand Melissa may add additional slots. 

All are welcome but to effectively limit the numbers you need to book by contacting Melissa by clicking here or text/call: 07712 164310.

Anyone is welcome to join in.


About the Sessions

The purpose of the regular free sessions is to help people of any age keep fit, as well as to have some fun social interaction doing what is generally acknowledged as a very effective health improver. While the group is exercising there will be the opportunity to pick Melissa’s brains and to discuss health generally, nutrition and exercise – and of course just have a good old natter and some socialising. 

The actual walks/jogs run for about an hour (covering approx. 3 miles for the walkers). All abilities and beginners welcome and those that want to try to jog will be given some targets to reach. 

About Melissa

Melissa Page moved to Milford on Sea village in May last year and she has been regularly volunteering in the Community Centre Café. She would now like to use her particular skills in doing more for people in the village.

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Melissa was a lawyer for 20 years before deciding to follow her passion for fitness and retrain as an accredited personal trainer. As a fairly inactive child and young adult Melissa, in an attempt to lose weight for her wedding, took up running and quickly became a dedicated gym bunny. She has run 4 marathons, the last of which she finished in 3 hours 37 minutes (coming 10th in her age group). Before moving to Milford she used to train people privately although she hasn’t done this since moving here. 

On arrival in Milford she completed her charitable fund raising commitment to run 50 kilometres every week for 50 weeks despite a prolonged knee injury. Over the last year Melissa realised how important running was, not only to her physical, but also her mental, health. At 51 she remains relatively fit and loves exercise, running & walking regularly with her husband. She is not intending to carry on with her personal training business for income but would love to help others in the community benefit both physically and mentally from regular outdoor activity and to enjoy some good company and chats with a group of like-minded people. 

More Information

Please do remember that Melissa is doing this entirely on a voluntary basis to facilitate people coming together and any participation is at people’s own risk. 

For more information on the sessions please contact: Melissa Page on pagetwo@hotmail.co.uk or call 07712 164310.

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