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The Walking Solution: The New Way To Walk

Lee Scott, BASc, MA, and Michele Stanten
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The New Way to Walk: Turn a popular activity into fun, vigorous, outdoor workouts for all levels

More than 100 million Americans walk for exercise and since the coronavirus pandemic, even more are walking. At the same time, the fitness industry has been forced to pivot and change, making virtual training and outdoor fitness classes now the norm for many professionals. In this webinar, Lee Scott and Michele Stanten, authors of The Walking Solution, will show you why walking workouts can be a great addition to your programming and how to safely pump up the health and fitness benefits of this joint-friendly activity. Walking isn’t only a low- to moderate-intensity activity for older adults or people who are unfit or obese. You’ll also learn how to successfully offer outdoor walking workout programs that are appropriate for all your clients.

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • Why it's a great time to introduce walking workouts
  • The importance of teaching good walking form
  • How to make walking a vigorous workout
  • How to organize walking workouts for people at all fitness levels

About the presenters:

Lee Scott, BASc, MA, found a passion and purpose that drew her to the health and fitness industry more than 25 years ago. After teaching a variety of group fitness classes, she developed the WoW Power Walking program in 2002 and the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD in 2006 as a way to engage people in a challenging and sustainable lifelong activity. She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons, and she has trained fitness professionals to lead walking workout programs of their own.

Michele Stanten, a walking coach and ACE-certified group fitness instructor, is the author of Walk Your Way to Better Health and Walk Off Weight. She is the creator of the My Walking Coach website and numerous audio and online walking workouts, most recently Prevention magazine’s Walk Stronger video series. Stanten has been a member of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative since its inception in 2012 and serves on the coordinating committee. In addition to coaching clients, she has also presented walking workshops at the National Walking Summit and the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Summit.