We run regular walking groups (with or without poles) that cater to all speeds and abilities. If you want to start out slow and steady we have a group just for you. If you want to up your speed, lose weight, increase your energy levels, look no further. There are many benefits to walking and it has been proven that walking in a group can help boost your mood as well as your fitness.
I have been running classes for over 12 years now in the Central Bedfordshire area and our regular classes run 5 to 6 days a week. Our groups are friendly and social and this, to me, is one of the greatest benefits for a walking in a group.
Walk2Fitness differs from other walking groups. We have qualified Walk Leaders who take groups of varying speeds so all abilities are catered for. You won’t need to rush to try to keep up or slow down or even wait for those who may be slower. We aim to assign you to a group with walkers with similar capabilities. Therefore, making the walk go more fluidly and enjoyable for those attending. The good thing about this is that when your fitness improves you have the opportunity to move up into a faster group so you’re always progressing.
Our regular classes cost £6 and our longer walks’ cost is varied depending on distance. We enjoy various types of walks as well as our regular fitness walks each week. Other walks include: Picnic walks, Pub Walks, History walks as well as trips away. We walk regularly in Ampthill, Woburn, Cranfield, Barton and many other areas throughout Bedfordshire.
TRIPS & WALKING HOLIDAYS
Our Walking trips and holidays so far have been in the Cotswolds, Peak District, Wales, Lake District, Norfolk, Slovenia, Italy & France.
We take part in many walking challenges each year and for some wonderful charities. Setting challenges is a great way to keep you focussed and working together with your fellow walkers towards a common goal really boosts morale and gives a great sense of achievement.
Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life.
For example, regular brisk walking can help you:
- Maintain a healthy weight and lose body fat
- Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer and type 2 diabetes
- Improve cardiovascular fitness
- Strengthen your bones and muscles
- Improve muscle endurance
- Increase energy levels
- Improve your mood, cognition, memory and sleep
- Improve your balance and coordination
- Strengthen immune system
- Reduce stress and tension
The faster, further and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. For example, you may start out as an average walker, and then work your way up to walking faster and walking a mile in a shorter amount of time than an average walker, similar to power walkers. This can be a great way to get aerobic activity, improve your heart health and increase your endurance while burning calories.
You can also alternate periods of brisk walking with leisurely walking. This type of interval training has many benefits, such as improving cardiovascular fitness and burning more calories than regular walking. And interval training can be done in less time than regular walking
WHAT TO DO NOW?
If you are interested in coming along to one of our walks, just drop me an email and I will arrange to meet you so I can assess your ability to see what group pace would best suit you. It’s as simple as that! I don’t do contracts! I want my walkers to come along because they want to, not because they feel obligated to do so. So contact me today if you want to get your health and fitness journey started! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!