Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is making it easier for its neighbors to get their exercise by sponsoring a Mall Walker Program at Willowbrook Mall. The new program includes mile markers that allow walkers to judge their distance, plus presentations by Methodist physicians on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
As this season’s high temperatures and frequent rainfall tend to keep people indoors, the Mall Walker Program lets area residents walk Willowbrook Mall’s 1.8-mile loop at their own pace and in dry, air-conditioned comfort.
“During our hot Texas summers, it’s especially important that people have free, convenient opportunities to exercise indoors,” says Methodist Willowbrook Hospital CEO Beryl Ramsey. “In addition to our mile markers, we’re also scheduling a series of talks by our physicians on taking care of your health. It’s one more way we’re helping to build a healthier Willowbrook community.”
“We are very pleased to partner with Methodist Willowbrook Hospital to introduce an official Mall Walker Program at Willowbrook Mall. We already have quite a few walkers who enjoy our weatherproof environment, and adding the structure and information about health and fitness will be an added benefit,” says Brenda Crawford, general manager of the shopping center. “In addition, the presentations will be beneficial not only to the mall walkers, but also to mall employees as well as area residents who can pop in for the talks. Willowbrook Mall is a great place to put in the miles—walking while window shopping makes the miles go by faster.”
The program is free and mile markers are in place at Willowbrook Mall. For details on upcoming health and wellness presentations, visit www.shopwillowbrookmall.com.