Category Archives: Exercise Activity

Committee Forms to Expand Recreation Opportunities in Tigard

Above: Tigard Community Recreation Committee (TCRC) [L to R]: Marland Henderson, Connie Ramaekers, Marc Woodard and Neal Brown comprise the TCRC committee.  Tigard Community Recreation Committee (TCRC) is a not for profit committee of citizens with a goal of expanding city recreation opportunities for everyone. The committee is working on a plan to raise enough money to construct a community recreation facility in Tigard — run by the YMCA. Why the YMCA? The YMCA has (more…)

Boot Up Properly To Walk Anywhere

Marc Woodard, April 2018 I’m often ask why I ‘Boot Up’ to walk Tigard’s easily accessible sidewalks, parkway and greenway paved trail systems. That is, I typically wear boots and protective clothing with backpack. My reasoning is basically 5-fold. 1) I often walk through narrow dirt trail systems in publically owned wooded areas with overgrown brush and weeds within City boundaries. You can find these remote trails within and around Dirksen Nature Park, Bull Mountain (more…)

Nature’s Best-In-Class Stair Master on Bull Mountain

Walking to Bull Mountain Trail Head Like most fitness enthusiasts I’m always looking for a variety of exercise activities that’ll keep me motivated to walk daily – If I can find it outdoors all the better. After the Holidays and during the winter months there’s nothing better than a “Mid-Intensity fat burning walking activity,” especially on an uphill grade with multiple switchbacks and preferably in a wooded area. If such a place exists, you’ve just (more…)

Paddles Away on the Tualatin River!

Floating Aimlessly – Peace and Tranquility. Updated: 9 April 2018 Imagine an unspoiled wilderness area drifting aimlessly and effortlessly on a lazy river. The wind rustling through a forested landscape and sounds of critters about. Now picture the sun at your back and rays glistening off an oarsman’s water ripple… and with each passing river bend another connection with nature is made. Reminding us, “Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with our (more…)