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Ironbound Gym Restarts Community Walking Group While New Town Clubs Cope with COVID-19
Posted on September 1, 2020 7:00 AM by June Dawkins
Categories: Life in New Town
With summer ending and the pool closing, many New Town residents will be making changes in how to spend their free time.  The neighborhood clubs and groups have been adapting to the COVID-19 environment, some by meeting virtually, some social distancing, others suspending activities until better times arrive, or just meeting when the mood strikes them. The two most active groups have been the Women’s Lunch Club and the Women Who Read Book Club, both of which meet virtually using Zoom until the weather improves a bit for an outside session. You can find their contacts on the NTRA website Clubs and Activities page
In the meantime, do you like to walk? While the weather is still favorable for outdoor exercise, Ironbound Gym is reviving its Walking Club. The Club started up again in mid-August and meets on Saturdays behind the gym, leaving at 8:22am sharp for a slow jog to Veterans Tower where they stop for some stretches.  Then it is onward to whatever part of the approximately 3-mile course you want to complete through the New Town trails and streets. 
Better yet, after your 10th check-in, you will receive a free t-shirt!  There may be other rewards for even greater participation, but you will have to keep coming back to find out. Check out the Ironbound Gym Facebook page for more information.
Do YOU have a hobby or interest that you would like to share?  Want to start a new club dedicated to exploring this activity with your New Town neighbors?  Contact the Town Crier with your ideas and we can help you find like-minded residents. Email: (New Town Clubs operate independently of the NTRA.)
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