Ben Simpson, Exercise Physiotherapist extraordinaire at Gold Coast-based Atkins Health, has recently started offering a weekly walking group. Read on to learn about the benefits of walking, and find out how you can join this growing, friendly community too.
Exercise is essential for our well-being and invaluable for our mental health. Exercise can help you to live longer, improve your health and happiness, and avoid illness. Regular exercise can benefit us all, including those with chronic conditions and it has been proven that no single intervention has greater promise than exercise to reduce the risk of injury or disease.
Whether you require professional guidance with an exercise routine to promote rehabilitation post-surgery, are looking for a program that will aid your recovery from an injury or chronic condition, or looking for some motivation to commence a fitness routine, come and join Ben, every Friday morning at Robina for the “Walk Your Way to Good Health” program. If you need a little incentive to get you started, your first month is absolutely free! After your introduction, each session is still only $5.
With a focus on improving your quality of life, this program offers a supportive and inclusive environment regardless of your age or your fitness level. The two-hour weekly group session is delivered in partnership with Gold Coast Health and City of Gold Coast’s Active & Healthy Program and is designed to provide professional support to community members who seek an exercise program that monitors their progression.
Based on a program designed by Dr Geoffrey Cornish, a golf course architect, this simple paced walking program allows for a tailored approach to walking, at a speed that caters for all fitness levels. Located at a sports oval, participants walk on a flat grassed area around circular lines that form a ‘wheel’ from the centre. As you walk further out of the circle, the walking speed and distance will increase to promote progression.
Come and join in, start your journey to better health, and enjoy the social aspect of it too!
When: Every Friday
Time: 8 – 10am
Where: Cheltenham Oval, Cheltenham Drive, Robina
Cost: $5/session (first month is free!)
Make sure you wear suitable and comfortable clothing and footwear, bring sun protection, and plenty of water. Bookings are essential so please contact Atkins Health first prior to attending. See you there!