WABI Burien: Walking Groups around Burien

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From our friends at WABI Burien:

Love to walk?

Or maybe you’re new to walking and want to get started for fun, fresh air and exercise? Perhaps you’re new to Burien and want to meet people and get to know the area? There are many others around town that love to get their walking shoes on and take a stroll. Add companionship and conversation to your walk by joining one of the walking groups around Burien.

“I was new to the walking group yesterday. I thoroughly loved it and want to take part in many more. What a great walk to be my first one with you. I will go to the website to sign up for coming announcements. I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to participate. It was wonderful.” – Jan

WABI Walkers

Walk-N-Talk-LOGO-125SQWABI’s Monthly Walk-n-Talk

  • WhenFIRST SUNDAY of each month, rain-or-shine.
    August 6, 2017 will begin our seventh year of Walk-n-Talks!
    We haven’t missed a month yet!
  • Time: Meet at 2:00, start walking at 2:15 pm.
  • Where: Starting points and routes vary each month.
    Information posted a few days before the walk.
    Walks are generally 2.25 to 2.5 miles long.
    The Walk-n-Talks explore the many different neighborhoods of Burien.
  • Info: Read about other Walk-n-Talks here.
    For further information, please contact Maureen Hoffmann at [email protected]


WABI-WWW Logo Square 125WABI Weekday Walkers

  • WhenTHIRD WEDNESDAY of each month, rain-or-shine.
  • Time: Please arrive 5-10 minutes early so we can leave promptly at 9:00 am.
  • Where: Starting points and routes vary each month. Walks are generally 3 miles long. The Weekday Walkers walk in Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila.
  • Info: Read about other Weekday Walkers Walks here.
    For further information, please contact Laura Kennedy Gould at [email protected]

DMW-Logo V4OLDes Moines Waterland Walkers

  • WhenTHIRD SUNDAY of each month, rain-or-shine.
  • Time: Walking starts at 11:00 AM.
  • Where: Walks are generally 2-3 miles long. Primary meeting place is at the base of the fishing pier at the Des Moines Marina, but the day, time, and location are subject to change. We walk the 2 mile Des Moines Creek Trail quite often, but also explore the Marina, Beach Park, and the other parks up the hill. We have also walked at Saltwater State Park and around the Redondo Beach area.
  • Info: Read more about the Des Moines Waterland Walkers here.
    For further information, please contact Gary McNeil at [email protected]

DMWW-Walk Group


Benefits of walking:

  • Stress reduction and greater sense of well-being
  • Reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, breast and colon cancer and other chronic diseases
  • Weight control. A 200 lb. person walking at 3 mph burns 106 calories per mile. (See chart for further figures.)
  • Improved bone density: low-impact yet weight-bearing exercise
  • Inexpensive: No fancy equipment needed
  • Portable: You can walk wherever you happen to be, even when traveling
  • Lower health care costs
  • Improved quality of life

Walking improves your body’s daily functions:

  • Circulation
  • Sleep
  • Spinal health and flexibility
  • Digestion
  • Brain health
  • Muscle tone
  • Body temperature regulation

Read our full Walking Tips Page here.

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