The social media trend brings people together in person for weekly walks

The social media trend brings people together in person for weekly walks

Dozens of feet – and a few paws – hit the sidewalk of the La Vista portal recreation area Wednesday night. The chatter and laughter don’t end during the mile and a half cycle. You wouldn’t know that many of the people on this group walk have never met before. “They are all great, genuine and nice. And they all come from different backgrounds,” said Meagan Potrzeba. Potrzeba founded the “Omaha Girls Who Walk” group. Originally from South Dakota, Potrzeba moved to the subway last year. “It was the pandemic last year of college, so I graduated, I came to Omaha,” she said. “Besides, I used to work from home. I still work from home.” Potrzeba said she was scrolling on the TikTok social media app and she came across these walking groups in New York and Chicago. She did a quick search and didn’t see one in Omaha. So, Potrzeba decided to create one herself. “I was like, ‘OK, I’ll just do it. I’ll open the account and see what happens from there.’ And then, yes, I just started it. People started following me and showing up for walks, “Potrzeba said. Shana Barr is one of those people. “I moved here in October,” Barr said. Barr moved out of Los Angeles and came for a walk for the first time on Wednesday. “It’s a good way to meet people, because Omaha doesn’t use Meetup, which is what I usually use for hiking, walking, going brunch with the girls or making new friends in a new city. So I think it’s great.” Barr said. Chelsea Gipson was in a similar situation, and went on foot with the group several times. “I like it. It’s fun. I work from home, so I don’t know anyone here. I’m not from here. So it’s great to meet people I would never meet while working at home,” Gipson said. The walks take place in places around the subway. And they’ve had groups ranging in size from five to 20. Potrzeba coordinates everything on social media, both Instagram and TikTok, and anyone is welcome. “We usually take two or three walks a week. And all you have to do is show yourself,” she said. On this particular night, Potrzeba even made post-walk cookies for the group. The idea: to get people together for a walk, a snack and some new friends. The digital world doing its part to help connect people in person after the pandemic “I met a lot of great people,” Potrzeba said.

Dozens of feet – and a few paws – hit the sidewalk of the La Vista portal recreation area Wednesday night.

The chatter and laughter don’t end during the mile and a half cycle. You wouldn’t know that many of the people on this group walk have never met before.

“They are all so cool, genuine and funny. And they all come from different backgrounds,” said Meagan Potrzeba.

Potrzeba founded the “Omaha Girls Who Walk” group.

Originally from South Dakota, Potrzeba moved to the subway last year.

“It was the pandemic phase of my senior year of college, so I graduated, I came to Omaha,” she said. “Besides, I used to work from home. I still work from home.”

Potrzeba said she was scrolling on the TikTok social media app and ran into these walking groups in New York and Chicago.

He did a quick search and didn’t see one in Omaha. So, Potrzeba decided to start one herself.

“I was like, ‘OK, I’ll do that. I’ll start the account and see what happens from there.’ And then, yes, I just started it. People started following me and showing up for walks, “Potrzeba said.

Shana Barr is one of those people.

“I moved here in October,” Barr said.

Barr moved out of Los Angeles and came for a walk for the first time on Wednesday.

“It’s a good way to meet people, because Omaha doesn’t use Meetup, which is what I usually use for hiking, walking, brunch with the girls or making new friends in a new city. So I think this is great. “Barr said.

Chelsea Gipson was in a similar situation and walked with the group several times.

“I like it. It’s fun. I work from home, so I don’t know anyone here. I’m not from here. So it’s great to meet people I never would have met while working at home,” Gipson said.

The walks take place in places around the subway. And they had groups ranging in size from five to 20 people.

Potrzeba coordinates everything on social media, both Instagram and TikTok, and anyone is welcome.

“We usually take two or three walks a week. And all you have to do is introduce yourself,” she said.

On this particular night, Potrzeba even had some post-walk cookies for the group.

The idea: to get people together for a walk, a snack and some new friends.

The digital world, doing its part to help connect people in person after the pandemic.

“I’ve met a lot of great people,” Potrzeba said.

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