Indoor Community Winter Walking Trail is open
Enjoy the safety & convenience of walking
indoors during cold weather
School District has re-opened the Indoor Winter Walking Trail at
Port Jervis High School. Offered free-of-charge to all district
residents, the indoor course was developed two years ago to provide
community members, teachers, staff, students and parents with a
convenient location to walk during the cold winter months.
Similar in concept to the walking courses
offered at many shopping malls, the course provides a safe
alternative to those who use the High School outdoor track and
The designated walking trail, which begins and ends at the main
entrance of Port Jervis High School, loops through the first
floor of the building and the adjacent Anna S. Kuhl Elementary
School. The course is 1/5 mile. Five trips around the course equals
A course map, outlining the course and location of Automated
Defibrillators (AEDs), is available at the High School greeter
Walking Trail Flyer
The indoor trail is open to the public weekdays, 4 to 5:45
p.m., through March 15. In accordance with the district's safety policy, walkers
must sign in at the High School greeter station and present
photo identification. First-time participants are required to
complete the following release forms: Hold
Harmless Agreement and Adult Release Form
Parents must complete a separate release form for students
wanting to use the course.
Minor Release Form
Walking Trails Rules
Physical fitness experts emphasize the
importance of power walking and other fitness workouts during
the winter months, when many people tend to become more sedate.
To remain healthy year round, many fitness experts recommend
taking at least 2,000 steps - equivalent to about one mile - per
day to increase cardiovascular health. To improve health
and fitness, the Surgeon General recommends 30 minutes or more
of continuous physical activity five or more days per week.
recommends the following Walking Tips for Beginners
• Warm up your muscles slowly by
walking at a normal pace for the first five minutes.
• People who faithfully track caloric
intake and usage are more likely to stick with their overall
and have better long term results.
• Walking at a 3-4 mph pace burns 90+
calories per mile; varies by body weight and metabolism.
• Four laps around a track equals about
• It takes 15-20 minutes for the
average person to walk one mile at a moderate to brisk pace.
• A pedometer with calorie a counting
feature is a proven motivational tool.
• The average person's stride is three
feet: approximately 2,000 steps equal a mile.