Photo Credit Belleville Township: Municipal employees from various departments gathered at the front of Town Hall before commencing their walk on Wednesday’s National Walking Day. The event was spearheaded by Councilman Vinny Cozzarelli.
Nicole Netzke was enjoying the sun-splashed afternoon as she strolled down Washington Avenue.
“It’s just great to get out and enjoy the beautiful day and get some exercise,” said Netzke, who works in the construction code department in Belleville. “The past year, with COVID-19 and all, we’ve been couped up. It’s a great idea to get out and walk for a while.”
Netzke was one of about 35 township employees from various departments who took part in Wednesday’s National Walking Day celebration.
Spearheaded by Councilman Vinny Cozzarelli, the event invited township employees to push themselves away from their desks and gather in front of Town Hall.
Members of the Belleville Police Department acted as chaperones for the group as it walked about a mile to Signature Fitness on Cortlandt Street.
Using yoga mats lined outside the gym, several township employees were led in a 20-minute yoga session by Signature Fitness’ Ann Maggio.
After sampling some healthy snacks, such as fruit cups and cold spring water, the employees set a course back for Town Hall. Although a shuttle was available to drive them back, the majority of township workers decided to walk back.
This press release was produced by the Township of Belleville. The views expressed here are the author’s own.