By Kristin Rover
Amelia Mayor Todd Hart will be hosting a weekly one-mile walk to help residents improve their fitness and be healthier beginning Nov. 2.
The walks will be held every Saturday at 8 a.m. at Spencer Shank Memorial Park in the village until Feb. 1.
“Everyone needs to get healthy nowadays,” Hart said. “It is something that I need, and I would like to get other people joined in to reap the benefits.”
Hart said in addition to the weekly walks, residents will also be able to get their weight and blood pressure checked for free each week at The Little Clinic inside the new Kroger Marketplace.
The village has a chart available for residents to keep track of their numbers, and Hart said someone from the clinic will initial the chart after measurements are taken.
He said the person who loses the most weight will win a special prize at the end of the program.
“We are excited about it,” Hart said about getting started.
Hart said a rain date for the event will be held on Mondays. He said he is also available to have a rain makeup day on Sundays if residents are interested.
For more information about the program visit www.ameliavillage.com.