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MSU to host workshops on Nordic walking and mental lifestyle

September 11, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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Recreational Sports and Fitness at Montana State University will host a series of workshops on Wednesday, Sept. 17, that are free and open to the public.

The workshops focus on Nordic walking and individuals’ mental lifestyle. They will be given by Robert Sweetgall, who has walked across America seven times and is often called “The Real Forrest Gump.”

The first workshop, “Nordic Walking 101,” will be held from 11 a.m.-noon in Shroyer Gym. The hands-on session will focus on basic Nordic walking techniques and tips.

“Nordic Walking 201” will follow from 12:15-1 p.m. in Shroyer Gym. Approximately one-third of the session will be a seminar, one-third of the session will focus on advanced learning techniques, and one-third of the session will be a workout. Individuals who attended the Nordic Walking 101 session, or a similar Nordic walking session in 2013, are eligible to attend.

“The Brain Workout Workshop” will be held from 1:15-2 p.m. in Shroyer Gym. The workshop will focus on a mental lifestyle that improves and maintains brain function. It will incorporate mental and physical activities, nutrition, and strategies for controlling blood pressure, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

“The Brain Workout Workshop” will be repeated later in the day. That session is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. in SUB Ballroom B.

The workshops are free, but RSVPs are required. To register, call 994-5000 or visit 120 Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center.

Contact: Michele Cusack, (406) 994-5000 or michele.cusack@montana.edu