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Want to start walking? City program is a step in the right direction


The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is offering a program to build stamina and endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.  

The 12-week Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get people walking up to 60 minutes at a time. It begins with 20-minute walks three times a week and works up to 60 minutes. 

“Distance is not the priority; movement is,” the city said in a news release. “No racing or competition, just a focus on health and well-being.”  

In the program, participants walk at their own pace for a set time. Distance will be tracked every day to monitor individual improvement.

Walks will take place 8 to 9 a.m.  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from  Sept. 1 to Nov. 24. All participants will meet at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center (FOPCC), 304 W. Bell Ave.

Registration is ongoing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday-Friday  at FOPCC. 

The fee is $12 per month per walker and includes tracking of progress for the 12 weeks of the program.  

For more information, call 575-541-2455.