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Miramonte and Baker Schools Appreciate Partnership in the Healthy El Monte Walking Club


El Monte, CA —Walking for better health, parents and family members of Mountain View School District’s Miramonte and Baker Schools are happy to participate in the Healthy El Monte Walking Club offered weekly at each school.

   The Walking Club, led by El Monte Parks and Recreation staff members, if free of charge and provides a great way for parents and community members to get some exercise.  Miramonte School is in its 2nd year of participation and their walking club meets on campus every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.   Baker’s club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Walking Club participants love the convenience of dropping their children off for school and being able to go right to the field for some exercise.

   “Walking is great exercise and has great benefits,” said Josefina Ortiz, Miramonte School’s Community Liaison.  “Our parents and family members really like the Walking Club and are very committed to it.  Since we started last year one of our parents lost 20 pounds and another was able to get off his insulin because the walking improved his health.”

    Interested walkers are welcome to join the Walking Clubs at either school.  Miramonte School is located at 10620 E. Schmidt Road in South El Monte and Baker School is located at 12043 Exline Street in El Monte.

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