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National Public Health Week: Just Walk! (or ride your bike) with Ty Schmidt, PT

April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)

Let’s take a minute and think about how (in little ways) we can become healthier every day, during National Public Health Week.

Ty Schmidt, a physical therapist and co-founder of Norte! will talk about how the simple act of walking can not only substantially benefit our own health but the health of our community as well. Come learn why walking is the best way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle and how walkable communities make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to be happy and healthy.


A Canadian import, Ty came to Traverse City in 2006 by way of Tucson, AZ. Along with his wife, Johanna, a Leelanau County native, Ty founded Norte! in 2013 to advocate for more happy, healthy, and strong people.  A recovering Cat 2 road/elite mountain bike racer, Ty now rides at kid pace with his two boys, Carter and Jameson, and loves it. He can often be seen at Munson where he is a part time physical therapist – he job shares with Johanna – or at Carter’s Compost World HQ where he volunteers as a bucket scrubber and pile turner.  He and his family are also huge library lovers and will often be found lost in the stacks at Woodmere, Main Library in Traverse City.


Other National Public Health Week events:  April 4 Eating Healthy with Linda Szarkowski


April 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Main Library (Traverse City)
610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States


McGuire Community Room