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FitWalk Programme

 

fitWALK Ireland has developed participation programmes that are delivered and coordinated at a local level by the Cork Sports Partnership and the Health Promotion Dept. of the HSE South. The programmes are educational, practical, and social where participants:

- improve their physical fitness;
- get information to enable them maintain good levels of fitness afterwards.
- meet others, have a few laughs, and make new friends!

Each programme lasts 5-weeks and is delivered in local parish / community / school halls
by a qualified fitWALK Trainer. The current programmes availalbe in Cork are:

  • Fleetfeet: a series of 5 once-weekly sessions delivered indoors for up to 20
    participants. Each 1hr session includes an educational input and a
    functional fitness session which includes fitness walking and exercises.
    Over the programme participants are taught good posture; the use of                                          
    stepcounters and heart rate monitors; mobility, resistance and stretching
    exercises; and the techniques of Stridewalking and Powerwalking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Footpumpin: a series of 5 once-weekly sessions delivered outdoors for up to 20
    participants. Each 1hr session includes a short educational input
    and a high-intensity session which includes fitness walking and a
    variety of exercises using the outdoor environment. Participants                                                 CURRENTLY NO AVAILABLE PLACES
    learn about posture, footwork, mobility, resistance and the
    techniques of Stridewalking and Powerwalking.
  • FittleSticks: a series of 5 once-weekly sessions delivered indoors/outdoors for up to 20
    participants. Each 1hr session includes an educational input and a
    functional fitness session which includes Nordic walking and exercises.
    Over the course of the programme participants are taught to use Nordic                                     CURRENTLY NO AVAILABLE PLACES
    Poles to improve aerobic fitness, flexibility and muscle strength.
  • Pole Pushing (only done on demand): a series of 5 once-weekly sessions delivered outdoors for up to 20
    participants. Each 1hr session includes a short educational input
    and a high-intensity session which includes Nordic walking and a
    range of exercises using Nordic poles in the outdoor environment.                                              CURRENTLY NO AVAILABLE PLACES

​Should your community and or walking group be interested in running any of the above programmes, please contact Claire on 021 2061762 or email churley@corksports.ie

 

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