Fit4Life Studio, 81b Main Street, Calderbank, Airdrie, ML6 9SG

Fit 4 Life Walking

Get Walking Get Fit 4 Life!

Fit 4 Life Lanarkshire is proud to introduce our new walking programme.

Who is it for?

Designed for all fitness levels and abilities.
Although it is recommended that you speak to your GP prior to embarking on any new exercise
regime if you are unfit or have a history of any medical conditions.

How does it work?

Sessions will consist of a warm up followed by a group walk. This will vary between a progression of walking and powerwalking, followed by a short indoor circuit session (designed to work our core muscle group and upper body muscles).

Circuit sessions are optional and also suitable for everyone. Walking time will increase each week and each session will last a maximum of 1 hour.

You will be required to book each block and blocks will last for 10 weeks. Anyone interested in losing weight will be issued with a progress card and given a weekly weigh in.

Where do we meet?

Every Thursday, 6:30 pm at the Fit 4 Life Lanarkshire Studio,

Main Street, Calderbank ML6 9SG

Tel: 07837927062

Why Walk?

The simple fact is that getting active can save your life.

Tens of thousands of deaths every year can be prevented, just by taking a walk. Being active also slashes the risk of getting these serious diseases by 20-50%:

- heart disease

- stroke

- type 2 diabetes

- colon and breast cancer

- Alzheimer’s disease

Research shows that physical inactivity now rivals smoking as one of the 
nation’s biggest health problems. Today it’s responsible for 17% of early deaths in the UK.

It is also the principle cause of a huge number of common health conditions including:


- 10% of heart disease cases

- 13% of type 2 diabetes cases

- 18% of colon cancer cases

- 17 % of breast cancer cases

Reduce joint and back pain For your joints to work at their best, you need to keep them moving. Regular walking gives your knee joints a good work-out, increases your muscle strength and can help to keep your bones strong. Leading a generally active lifestyle, including walking, may help protect against osteoporosis (weak bones).

Why walk in a group?

Some benefits from walking in a group

  • Sociable
  • Convenient
  • Fun
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Gives you independence
  • Improves your physical and mental health
  • Helps you stay in shape
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Lifts your mood
  • Helps you sleep better and gives you energy
  • Safety in numbers
  • Group support

Government Guidelines

The UK Chief Medical Officers say that adults should do at least 150 hours of cardio vascular activity per week.

Sound like a lot?

This equates to 30 minutes for most days, and this doesn’t have to be continuous i.e. this can be broken into 3 x 10 minute chunks or 2 x 15 minute chunks instead.

Now 150 hours doesn’t seem so unrealistic?