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Build a healthy lifestyle one step at a time.
Join today!It’s no secret that millions of people keep fit by walking. It’s easy on the joints, strengthens the heart, increases energy and burns fat. Plus, it doesn't require special equipment or training, it’s free and you can do it anytime of the year at Devonshire Mall.
Join the Heart to Sole Walking Club
Join today and receive a free gift to help you get started. The Heart to Sole Walking Club is free, your progress is tracked and you earn rewards. *As with any exercise program, it’s important to first consult your physician.
To register or for more information visit the Guest Services Centre.
Click here to download a pdf with complete details.
Devonshire Mall entrances open earlier for our mall walkers.
Monday - Saturday – doors open at 8 a.m.
Sunday – doors open at 10 a.m.
Every Friday in the Food Court in front of Le Chateau
8:30 - 8:40am warm-up
8:40 - 9:00am walking
9:00 - 9:15am resistance exercise
9:15 - 9:30am cool down
Health Awareness Workshops
Join the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre monthly in our Food Court in front of Le Chateau from 8:30am - 9:30 am to learn about nutrition, health, how to stay active and disease awareness and prevention.
*As with any exercise program, it's important to first consult your physician.
- Friday, Jan. 17- Learn how to use activator poles (8-9am)
- Friday, Feb. 14 - Why exercise is good for your heart (8-9am)
- Friday, Feb. 28 - Benefits of yoga for older adulsts (8-9am)
- Friday, March 28 - Balance screeing, get your balance tested (8-9am)
- Friday, April 4 - Nutrition education Spring tune-up (8-9am)
Walking Club Discount
*Offer only valid at the Devonshire Mall location for registered Mall Walkers. Mall Walker ID required to receive discount.
Having Fun While You Walk
One of the most important things to remember about mall walking is this: Have fun! You're more likely to keep walking if you look forward to it, enjoy it, and can find creative ways to stay entertained.
Here are some tips for making your mall-walking routine more enjoyable:
1. Walk with a buddy.
Bring along a friend or meet up with one at the mall. Just make sure you're both at a similar fitness level and can walk at the same pace for the same amount of time. Family members make good walking buddies too.
2. Window shop.
Mall walking is a great way to keep an eye out for bargains—especially if you're at the mall several times a week. Walk by your favourite stores regularly to see what's on sale.
3. Make plans for after your walk.
You'll be even more motivated if you have something special to look forward to such as coffee with friends, a breakfast or lunch date, or shopping at all the stores you've passed while walking.
4. Set personal goals.
Decide when and how to increase the frequency, duration, or intensity of your walks, then go for it! It may help to keep a journal of your successes, so you can see how much you've accomplished. Get creative with goal-setting. For example, you could figure out the distance to a travel destination (a weekend getaway, a bed-and-breakfast), then reward yourself with a trip to that place once you've walked the number of miles it would take to get there.
5. Think, dream, and plan.
Use this time to clear your head. Don't fall into the trap of thinking about all the things you have to do at work or everything you need to catch up on at home. This is your time—dream about your summer garden, imagine a trip you'd like to take, plan a great meal for you and someone special, or just think about wonderful things you'd like to accomplish in the future.
6. Reward yourself.
Give yourself a reward for walking—you've earned it. Stop for a fruit smoothie or low-fat yogurt, buy a new sweatshirt, get a massage, or take a hot bath when you get home. These small indulgences not only will remind you that you're doing something positive for yourself but also will help motivate you to stick with your program.