Fontana Walks is a challenge to the community, to encourage and motivate residents to walk 2 billion steps (or 1 million miles) over the course of one year. This citywide effort is designed for residents of all ages and will focus on adding physical activity to daily routines.
Where & When?
Every month, residents can join in a community walk with various leaders in the City that will count towards their overall steps. Each month will have a theme, with presentations from various businesses and community leaders that focus on an aspect of health and wellness designed to help participants reach their goal.
Regular physical activity has shown to help control weight and lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and depression.
Walking is easy, free and pays big dividends for an individual’s physical and mental well-being.
Whether residents walk on their own, in a group, or join one of the community walks led by City Council and Healthy Fontana, it is important to remember that “every step counts.”
All steps that have been submitted by the 3rd Thursday of each month will be entered into a raffle at the opportunity to win a variety of prizes. Individuals who have met their goals for the month will be entered into a raffle drawing at the monthly community walk. Three individuals will receive a raffle prize, unless otherwise indicated. Winners need not be present to win.
How many steps do I have to complete?
The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e. brisk walking) each week for adults. That equals about 10,000 each day.
Your plan for the Fontana Walks challenge: 5,000 steps a day. As the challenge progresses, the step goal will increase every couple of months. By the end of the challenge, we hope all participants will be able to increase their original step goal by at least 20% or 6,000 steps.