Walk Programs & Locations

photo of a woman running in a park near trees

Fall 2021 Fitness & Walk Series!

Thursdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21 AND Friday, October 8

TIME: 12:00 - 1:00pm

LOCATION: Saltonstall Park, on the brick plaza (149 Main St. next to Town Hall)

Co-led by Walk with a Doc Leader Linda Corinne, and Fitness Trainer Kristina Courage, with a bonus program facilitated by Walk with a Doc Leader, Dr. Jacob Mirsky (Friday, 10/8).

Each session of this 6-week program will include a short health talk, 30 - 40 minute walk (leisure or brisk pace), and fitness component (stretch, strength, balance). Walks will not take place if it rains. Rain date(s) to be announced.

Participate in at least five of the six featured programs this fall and your name will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate!

Email HERE for a weekly email reminder with health topic & fitness focus & to be eligible for the raffle drawing.

Explore walks along the Charles River ~ take in the lovely fall foliage and experience the healing power of nature. Two walk options will be offered to accommodate those wanting a more rigorous or leisurely pace. Modifications will be suggested for all fitness exercises demonstrated.

BONUS WALK ~ with Dr. Mirsky!

Friday, October 8, 12:00- 1:00pm

Location: Saltonstall Park, on the red brick plaza (next to Town Hall)

Join Walk with a Doc Leader and Watertown resident Dr. Mirsky for a walk along the Charles River and have a conversation about lifestyle medicine! Walk pace will be moderate. *Participants must follow local Covid-19 guidelines for outdoor activities.

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Mondays in Motion Walk/Fitness Challenge!

2021 DATES:

Mondays: May 3 - May 24, 12:30-1:30pm AND Friday, May 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm (note time change)

LOCATION: Saltonstall Park, on the red brick plaza (Main St. next to Town Hall)

About The Program: Each week, program facilitators will lead a 20 to 40-minute walk, as well as teach a variety of strength, stretching, and balancing movements.

Explore walks along the Charles River, Linear Park, and into the nearby neighborhoods while taking in the many sensory pleasures of spring. Linda Corinne, NP, will talk briefly about a health topic, and Kristina Courage, Fitness Trainer, will teach a variety of exercises for strength, flexibility, and balance. On Friday, 5/14, join Dr. Mirsky for a walk and talk, and learn more about Lifestyle Medicine including the importance of regular exercise!

The walk pace will be moderate, and modifications will be suggested for all fitness exercises demonstrated. Participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Participate in at least 4 walk programs and earn a $10 gift certificate to the Watertown Farmers' Market!


Walk Locations

Click on the map to find walk routes around Town

Virtual Health Talk & Walk Programs

We are here to help you start your fitness journey in three simple steps:

2021 Programs List:

Step One: 2021 Health Talk

Upcoming Program: Friday, May 14 from 1:30 - 2:30pm Location: Saltonstall Park, on the red brick plaza (next to Town Hall) Click here for the Meet-up Location

This past winter, Dr. Jacob Mirsky, Watertown resident, Primary Care Physician at MGH, and Walk with a Doc Leader hosted monthly ZOOM sessions on a variety of health topics. Beginning in April, Dr. Mirsky's will lead a monthly WWAD program including a short health talk followed by a 30 - 40 minute walk around the Charles River. Watch for more details about the meetup location and topic of the month.


Past Virtual WWAD Videos (in 2020, WWAD virtual talks were held weekly):

Step Two: Walk or Get Moving!

After watching, and at least weekly in between, go out for a walk or get moving inside! Keep safety in mind and be sure to do the following:

  • Wear a face covering

  • Keep a healthy distance

  • Enjoy the beauty of nature!

  • Acknowledge your effort, every step counts!

  • Explore the many walking locations in Town

  • Opt for indoor walking or other movement programs!

Walking Locations In and Around Watertown:

Step Three: Share!

We love seeing photos our followers being active!

  • Comment on the Health Talk

  • Photos of scenery

  • Favorite online workouts

  • Number of steps or miles walked

  • Favorite places to walk

  • What motivates you!

  • Share information by posting on:
    Live Well Facebook page:
    HERE
    Live Well Instagram: HERE