NAMIMoves Run/Walk and Fitness Support Group

NAMI MOVES CHICAGO Fitness Support Group

Event details

  • Wednesday | August 15, 2018
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 North Bay Pavilion
  • 847-716-2252
  • Frank SaraccoStaff members

How is NAMI Moves Structured?

  • Meets weekly for 60 – 90 minutes, depending on how long you want to run. The location has paved trail loops and the distance can be extended.
  • The first 15-20 minutes will be introductions and a program overview.
  • There will be two pace groups each lead by a peer. A faster group (8-10 minute per mile pace) and a run/walk group that (11-15 minute per mile). We’ll keep it at a comfortable pace that allows for conversation.
  • There is no need to register – just come when you feel like you want someone to talk to or want to run/walk to help with recovery.
  • NAMI Moves does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies.
  • The groups are led by trained individuals who are in recovery themselves or have helped others recover. They understand your daily challenges and can offer you encouragement and support.
  • All groups are confidential – you can share as much or as little personal information as you feel comfortable with.
  • A NAMI Moves Facebook group will be available for participants. You can use that group to organize self-guided group run/walks on days that NAMI Moves does not meet.

Who can attend?

All adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis.  Everyone is a valued participant.

Join us for our next run and talk to someone who understands … someone just like you.


When and where?

  • Kick-off Wednesday, May 16 at 6pm
  • As a pilot program this will run every Wednesday for 8 weeks. If the pilot is successful it will be extended beyond 8 weeks.
  • Independence Grove, Libertyville, IL – North Bay Pavilion
  • Rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather

*We do not advocate for using exercise in place of medications or other treatment. Consult with your healthcare provider before making any changes to treatment.