Our walking program will start your morning off right! We mix the walks up daily – one day you may walk on pavement, while the next day, you may walk on gravel through the woods. We will teach you the proper way to walk in order to get the most out of it. Our walks are geared towards all fitness levels. For those wanting the fastest pace and furthest distance, “A” group may be what you’re looking for. “B” group is available for those looking for an intermediate level workout. If you’re wanting or needing to walk at the slowest pace and shortest distance, you’ll want to join the “C” group. Each day, the walks increase in distance, so depending on your group, you can go anywhere from two to ten miles. We urge you to bring your own water for the morning walks. Although we have vehicle support to check on our guests, he/she may not always be available where and when you need a drink.
When you complete your initial fitness assessment, you will be assigned to one of three walk groups: A, B or C. Groups complete daily walks for these designated sets of miles:
|Group A||5 to 10 miles||12-14 minutes per mile|
|Group B||3 to 8 miles||15-18 minutes per mile|
|Group C||2 to 5 miles||19-22 minutes per mile|
As the week progresses, walks increase in length and difficulty.
|Each walk commences with an 8 to 10-minute warm-up consisting of basic stretches. Before beginning the walk, an instructor will describe the distance you will be traveling, as well as key landmarks that you will see along the way. Despite this preparation, we encourage you to take a walk route map, available in the office, on each walk. In addition, be sure to carry a water bottle with you to prevent dehydration during the walk. All walk leaders, as well as vehicle support, are equipped with first aid supplies.|
During each walk, keep these guidelines in mind: