Walking the walk for health and profit: Exercise guru says businesses benefit one step at a time
By Hannah Mitchell CHARLOTTE – Mark Fenton really likes two things: exercise and busting misconceptions about exercise. The former competitive race-walker will talk about both passions at a free workshop Thursday hosted by Clean Air Works!, a public-private partnership of local governments and business people that encourages employers to improve air quality. Though workshop organizers hope to inspire pollution reduction – Clean Air Works formed in response to proposed pollution-control restrictions on businesses – Fenton most wants to help his fellow Americans improve their health through exercise. To that end, he travels the country giving similar talks, advocating employer-sponsored exercise programs and policies for employees.