By Gill Stewart at
As the WALX team sat in the November Lockdown worrying that it might be extended into December, we came up with a novel way to stay in touch with our walkers come what may!
The plan was for the WALX team to ‘pop out’ of the calendar every other day with a live session where we provided some tips on exercise and wellbeing, passed on the exercise drill of the day and a fitness walking workout plan for the following day
All participants received an update e mail with the tips and videos (which in the end proved invaluable as many were back out walking and liked to catch up with the plan in the Evenings)
Each session had a sprinkle of festivity with the unique exercise drills given names such as the Xmas Tipple walk and the Christmas Jumper!
The aim was to encourage people to think about every aspect of fitness and be refreshed, informed and ready for Christmas (ideally with a calorie deficit so they could enjoy the big meal!)
All of the drills can be incorporated into a walk and performed with or without poles too so they really fit into the WALX ethos of walking yourself well!
The final session on the 23rd was a fun JINGLE BELLS circuit where each presenter Instructor (Martin Christie, Denise Page, Sam Armstrong and Matt Gibbs) lead a mass workout at home which is designed to be a fun daily workout for the Christmas break.
The team have plans for similar sessions the suit all levels in the New Year so check out with your local group how to take part or visit WALX.co.uk and search WALX induction plans.
Yule be glad you did – just like these folk who shared their comments with us…………….