Exercise and Fitness

Franciscan walking programs

Walking is one of the best things you can do for your heart health. A regular walking program can help reduce the risk of heart disease by strengthening the heart muscle, lowering your blood pressure and your resting heart rate. At Franciscan, we support several walking programs that can help you get the exercise you need!

  • Fit Club at the Commons Mall in Federal Way - CHI Franciscan Health offers the Keep on Kickin' walking program at the Commons Mall half mile mall track in Federal Way. Fit Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. in front of Gottschalks. For more information and mall times visit www.tcafw.com.
  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium - Take a Walk on the Wild Side encourages everyone to take a walk on the one mile designated path in the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium as part of a regular fitness program. For more information about the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and for zoo hours go to www.pdza.org.
  • Start! American Heart Association's Walking Program - Together with the AHA, Franciscan is proud to lead the way as the sponsor of the Start! Walking program in Pierce County. This groundbreaking program calls on Americans and their employers nationwide to get active and stay healthy through walking. You can participate as an individual or you can get your company involved. To find out how you can walk your way to better health, visit www.americanheart.org today!