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You may already be quite fit and taking part in different sports, or this may be the very first time you have been motivated to get fit. Whatever your starting point, you must walk.
Because of the muscles you will be using, no other form of exercise replaces walking! Don’t be fooled. You may go to the gym each week and have good stamina but your walking muscle strength may not be strong. On the other hand, maybe you have never taken part in any fitness programme but you walk to work each day. You could already have good walking fitness and strength without even knowing it.
Before setting out on your training programme it is a good idea to find your starting point in terms of fitness and ability and use that as your control. By walking too fast too soon, you can cause injury and strains. By walking too slowly you will not increase your fitness and, either way, you can easily lose your motivation before you even get started. By setting the correct pace for your fitness level you are taking the first successful step towards achieving your goal, whether that is to take part in a MoonWalk marathon, SunWalk, 10k or to complete the Inca Trail. You will also be getting the best from your body and consequently achieving the results you are aiming for whilst having fun!
You can start to Power Walk as soon as you leave your front door but there is one bit of kit that you can't do without and that's the correct footwear.
Once you are prepared you will need to start your training! We have put together a few sample training plans to help you on your way.
If you are not walking with us, then this is a book about discovering how to Power Walk and the astounding number of benefits that come with it. It is not only learning how our bodies work, but also realising that our attitudes and beliefs, what we eat and drink and even how we breathe all create who we are. You will find out how small and simple changes can ultimately have a huge impact on your health, fitness, and quality of life. It was written by Walk the Walk's founder Nina Barough
Walk the Walk takes the safety of our Walkers very seriously and have therefore tested the market and in our opinion this is the best personal alarm that we have foundMore...: Walk Safely
"You're like a group of best friends I don't see much but know will always be there. When you're up everyone is pleased for you and joins in; when you're down they are there to hug you and pick you up and help you carry on. Some of you people are lifesavers without even knowing it"More...: Join our Forum
Just starting your training? Then why not take a look at the first few weeks as you prepare for the big day! Half and Full Marathon plans availableMore...: Training Plans
I recently received a copy of Walking for fitness by Nina Barough. I cannot remember when I last read a book cover to cover other than a novel! What a super book and so readable. I have lent a copy to the trainers at my gym so I'm glad I had sent for 2 copies.Please convey thanks and congratulations to Nina on a book well written." Mrs DA Tomlinson
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