News - GirlTrek

USA Today: Don't just talk the talk, stroll with a group

Posted by – April 02, 2015

Petra Anderson, 47, does not use her company's fitness center. She doesn't exercise at home either. But almost every day at lunchtime, the import planner stands up from her desk and, with at least two co-workers, takes a brisk 20 to 40 minute walk outside the headquarters of Molex, Inc. in Lisle, Ill.

The group, which sometimes grows to as many as 10 people, has been walking together for eight years, Anderson says.

League of American Bicyclist: GirlTrek Redefining Active Advocacy

Posted by – March 26, 2015

In our Winter 2015 American Bicyclist magazine, we looked at the "Big Ideas" coming out of the bike movement. Our former Policy Director, Darren Flusche, spoke with Vanessa Garrison of GirlTrek about her life-changing movement. Want American Bicyclist in your mailbox? Join the League today!

Walking advocate Vanessa Garrison is taking on the crisis of inactivity.

“Everything we do is around a broader discussion about black community— household stability, health, women with chronic diseases, and the crisis of inactivity,” Garrison, the founder of GirlTrek, said of her work.

Chicago Tribune: GirlTrek Goes to Selma 50

Posted by – March 08, 2015

Chicago Tribune: GirlTrek Goes to Selma 50