5/11/2015 12:23:41 PM
This summer, a fitness series perfect for beginners is being held at two scenic, peaceful county park sites. The popular Walk and Restore program is being held on select mornings this summer at Caw Caw Interpretive Center and at the newly opened McLeod Plantation Historic Site.
People looking for a peaceful, low impact workout are invited to take part in this series held from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Walk and Restore is intended for people who are looking to get back into working out, or who are just starting out for the first time. The program is hosted by restorative yoga professionals, who lead participants along short walking loops within the serene park setting. Participants will stop intermittently to stretch, relax, and practice restorative yoga.
Restorative yoga focuses on the centering of your breath and body through practicing stillness and gentle movement. These movements will help participants to build strength, flexibility, and balance.
Plus, the program is a great chance to explore and enjoy the serene beauty of these beautiful parklands. Located in Ravenel, Caw Caw is a nature and history interpretive center that features over seven miles of scenic trails and is an actively managed wildlife preserve. McLeod Plantation Historic Site, which recently opened to the public, is a former James Island sea island cotton plantation. Participants in the Walk and Restore program will be able to reflect on the site’s history as well as find solace under the shade of ancient oak allees as they walk by the property’s beautiful historic structures.
“As one of our original fitness programs, Walk and Restore is near and dear to my heart,” said Charleston County Parks’ Fitness and Wellness Manager Allison Foster. “I encourage anyone looking to re-charge and re-connect to give it a try.”
Walk and Restore is open to people of all fitness levels, ages 16 and up. People who register for six or more classes can purchase classes for as little as $5 for residents of Charleston County, or $8 for non-county residents. Programs are offered from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at each site on Mondays and Thursdays, starting June 1.
Registration for Walk and Restore is available by calling 843-795-4386 or through CharlestonCountyParks.com. People wishing to sign up for the multi-class discount should use the coupon code FITMULTI.
Walk and Restore is one of a number of fitness programs hosted in the county parks. Also coming up this summer is yoSUP, which combines yoga with Stand Up Paddleboarding on the lake at James Island County Park, and the water aerobics programs H20 Moves and HIIT The Water, offered after hours at Splash Zone Waterpark on James Island and Splash Island Waterpark in Mount Pleasant. To sign up for any classes or to get more information, visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com, call 843-795-4386, or download Charleston County Parks’ mobile app.