Among its many benefits, Walking to Wellness has helped
strengthen connections between family members who walk
together. Here, Maritza Christensen of Cashmere walks with
her two daughters, Carolyn and Kelsey. (photo courtesy of
Despite the absence of Gold’s Gym in rural parts of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, residents are finding opportunities to incorporate exercise in their daily activities with the Walking to Wellness program.
The program is in its fourth year; it has helped 950 people from 19 rural communities walk more than 151 million steps.