Walk Programs & Locations
Spring Series ~ Movement & Conversation
Thursdays, April 27 - May 18, 2023
1:00 - 2:00pm
MEETUP in Saltonstall Park (next to City Hall on the brick plaza)
Register for this free program HERE
*Attend at least 3 of the 4 programs and be entered into a raffle to win a $10 Watertown Farmers' Market gift certificate!
Co-facilitated by Walk with a Doc leader, Linda Corinne, Nurse Practitioner & Jan Taylor, owner of Get Lively®: Health & Fitness in Watertown.
Each week, Linda will start the program with a short health talk about the benefits of exercise and nature. Jan will follow with a 10-to-15-minute energizing series of exercises focused on strength, balance, and learning how to incorporate movement into everyday life. From there, Linda and Jan will co-lead participants on a 30-to-40-minute walk around the Charles River. All levels welcome! Brisk or more leisurely walk pace options.
Program will not take place if it's raining.
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.
Mondays in Motion Walk/Fitness Challenge!
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!
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:
April 8: Walk Program with Dr. Mirsky, an outdoor walk around the Charles River
March 22: Spring 2021 YardArt Walk led by Linda Corrinne: Route from Saltonstall Park, YardArt Talk
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):
April 9th: Dr. Jacob Mirsky, Primary Care Physician at MGH; Spring Walk Along the Charles
March 12: Dr. Jacob Mirsky, Primary Care Physician at MGH; Stress Reduction
February 12th: Dr. Jacbo Mirsky, Primary Care Physician at MGH; Gratitude
January 15th: Dr. Jacob Mirsky, Primary Care Physician at MGH; Restorative Sleep
December 11th: Dr. Jacob Mirsky, Primary Care Physician at MGH; Stress Reduction and Exercise
December 4th: Linda Corinne, Nurse Practitioner; Alcohol During the Pandemic
November 20th: Leila Carbunari, Registered Nurse; Herbal Medicine and Supplements
November 13th: Linda Corinne, Nurse Practitioner; Gratitude
November 6th: Linda Corinne, Nurse Practitioner; Sleep and Dreams
October 30th: Leila Carbunari, Registered Nurse; Vitamin D, The Sunshine Vitamin
October 23rd: Linda Corinne, Nurse Practitioner; Nature Prescriptions
October 16th: Wil vanDinter, Watertown's Public Health Nurse; Flu Vaccines
October 9th: Dr. Jacob Mirsky, Primary Care Physician at MGH; WWAD Virtual Launch: Lifestyle Medicine
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:
Charles River Pathway
Watertown Greenway/Community Path (enter on School Street, at Prestige Car Wash, just before Arsenal St. Google Map HERE)
Watertown’s Linear Park (Check out the colorful mural of Town landmarks, created by Watertown high school students!)
Watertown’s Filippello Park (109 Arlington Street)
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