When it comes to getting fit, it can often be hard to get started. It’s easy to be intimidated by the equipment and even the people in gyms and fitness facilities. If you want to get some exercise and have some fun in the process, why not skip the gym and head towards your local mall?

If you’ve ever gotten to a mall as it’s opening, you have probably already seen some mall walkers. But while many people are familiar with these clubs, they still don’t bother to check them out. If you’re looking to be more active, trying to socialize, or just want a new and different place to work out, mall walking is a great option to look into. It is safe, convenient, and best of all, fun.

While walking around your neighborhood or at a local park can be great, it can also be dangerous for you. If temperatures are too hot, you could get seriously ill. If surfaces are wet, you can slip and hurt yourself. Plus you have to contend with other traffic like bikes and cars. Worst case scenario, if the weather or other factors are bad, you will have to miss your scheduled walk. Malls provide a safe place for you to go walking without having to deal with the other hassles and dangers.

Mall walking is a great way to connect with friends and meet new people. Check at your local mall to find out if there is a walking club set up that you can join. Walking clubs are not only a great way to meet other people, but also to find out about other organizations and groups you might enjoy.

Often stores and malls will offer special incentives to walking club members. Most clubs have special days with free health check-ups and blood pressure checks. Plus, stores will often give discounts or special deals to mall walkers because they know they come to the mall often and would be great repeat customers.

In addition to all the other benefits, mall walking is a great way to shop. If you join a club that starts before the mall is open, you don’t get to go into the stores, but you do get to see the latest products and styles through the display windows. This lets you see the latest stuff and keep up on fashion, but because the stores aren’t open yet, it cuts down on impulse buying. If you want something, you have to come back later to buy it, so you’ll only buy the things you really want.

So, this sounds like a good idea but malls aren’t really your thing? There are all kinds of other places that offer walking clubs, including parks and even zoos. You can do research online or ask around to friends to find a club that fits your personality and needs.

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