Sunday, May 9, 2021

Newcomers Start Fitness Group



By Natalie Strom

The Newcomers Club of Marco Island has set a new goal: to create awareness regarding the importance of health and fitness.

The Newcomers Fitness group began last year and is open to all other interested groups or participants on Marco Island. While the club consists of only women, the ladies have been working towards getting their husbands involved as well. Man or woman, don’t be shy to participate in the free walk/run program.

The fun fitness program is geared around the annual Jolley Be Good 5K. The ladies of the fitness group are training to take part in the walk/run which begins at Veteran’s Park, heads over the Jolley Bridge and back. Whether training for the 5K or not, this is a great way to stay in shape, meet new friends, catch up with returning friends, and set a fitness goal before the holiday feasting season.

The group is for all levels of

Exercise at your own pace! Walk, run, jog. It’s all up to you.

Exercise at your own pace! Walk, run, jog. It’s all up to you.

fitness. From beginner to expert, all participants are welcome. This even includes member Maria Lamb who is preparing to run the 26-mile New York City Marathon.

The group of Newcomer fitness lovers recently held their first walk/run date. All ladies, and one husband, moved at their own pace from the Porky’s parking lot, up over the Jolley Bridge and back. It was an impressive 2.5 mile hike for their first time back.

The next session will be held on November 7 at 4:00 PM and will take place in Goodland. Picked for its unique old Florida feel and historic homes, the quaint village is a perfect setting for a walk, run or jog.

After an exercise, what’s better than fine food and drink? Marker 8.5 will be the final destination to quench one’s thirst and sample the new menu.

Join in on the fun and fitness! For more details, call or email Luisa Maldonado-Stiers at 239-348-5880 or

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