Mall walking is completely reinvented at Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio, thanks to a new partnership with Bios Wellness Urgent Care. According to the CDC, malls are the second most popular places to walk, right behind neighborhoods, and Southern Park Mall provides an enjoyable, scenic place to stroll while socializing with friends and neighbors.
Southern Park Mall walkers can now follow the new Fitness Loop in a climate-controlled environment with mile markers and dedicated pathways. When the weather is nice, walkers can continue the loop outdoors around DeBartolo Commons. The loop distance is just over one mile. In addition to the new and improved walking paths, Bios Wellness Urgent Care will offer free health screenings each month at Southern Park Mall. Guests can take part in free blood pressure screenings, heart rate checks, and the opportunity to chat with a medical professional to improve their lifestyle or to discuss health-related questions.
Brian Gabbert, General Manager of Southern Park Mall, is enthusiastic about the partnership and how it can benefit the community.
“Taking part in regular physical activity, including brisk walking, can generate such beneficial health benefits,” he says. “We’re thrilled to partner with Bios Wellness Urgent Care to feature Southern Park Mall as a pedestrian-friendly area for guests to get their steps in while enjoying new twists on a timeless fitness activity.”