Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

fitWALK Ireland Walking Leader Training Course

fitWALK Ireland Walking Leader Training

Saturday 22nd April 2023 Northridge House, Blackrock, Cork

The Health Promotion & Improvement Department, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is delighted to announce a one-day Walking Leader Training course delivered by fitWALK Ireland.  The primary aim of the training day is to up-skill individuals to lead a walking group in their local community and to gain motivation to support others to become more physically active through walking. The training will give participants tips and skills to lead safe, enjoyable, health-promoting walking sessions and programmes in their community.

This training is FREE of charge and will involve a mix of indoor theory sessions and short outdoor practical elements so you will be expected to participant in some walking session throughout the day.  Key content includes – physical activity guidelines and walking – format of a session (WarmUP, Workout, WarmDOWN)- group management (tactics for different abilities)- programme planning – safety issues (duty of care, screening, walking gear, insurance, etc.)

Who should attend? The workshop is best suited to people with an interest in setting up/leading a local community walking group.

  • Date: Saturday 22nd April
  • Duration: 10am – 4pm
  • Location: Northridge House, Blackrock, Cork
  • Lunch: Lunch and refreshments included

Please Note: Before committing to the training, it is important to remember that the aim of each course is to have a panel of trained leaders who will organise walks on a regular basis for their local community.

As places are limited, book your place as soon as you can!

To register please email Alison at

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