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Town's 'Mall Walking Program' to Return in January

Residents can walk two area malls during winter months; registration ongoing.

Registration is underway for the twice-weekly program that gives anyone, regardless of age, the opportunity to exercise at two area mall.

The popular Town of Oyster Bay’s free "Mall Walking Program" resumes in January at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville and the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa.

“Many of us exercise regularly in the summer, but not as much when the weather starts getting colder,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth A. Faughnan. “Walking is a wonderful form of exercise, something that can be implemented as a lifelong activity in an effort to stay active."

The town's program allows people to work out, regardless of the weather outside, and to learn some valuable tips on how to get the most benefits out of walking.

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The popular program, which runs from Monday, Jan. 14 to Thursday, Feb. 21, is offered at two locations:

  • The Broadway Mall program will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Hicksville walkers will meet in front of the escalator near the Ikea entrance.
  • The Massapequa Mall program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Massapequa walkers will meet inside on the main level in front of J.C. Penney. 

“The Town’s Co-Ed Mall Walking Program is the perfect way to start a new chapter of physical fitness in one’s life, resulting in a more fit and active lifestyle,” Faughnan said.

Registration forms can be picked up at Town Hall North and South, Community Park facilities, and at local libraries. They can be returned to the Recreation Division at Town Hall South, Parks Department, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa or handed in the first day of the program.

Residents should check with their physicians before participating in any physical fitness program, experts said.

For more information, please call the Town of Oyster Bay’s Recreation Department at 516-797-4125 x 3.

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