Last week, I started the newsletter with, “Yep, it’s winter.” This week: Nope, doesn’t seem like it. For sure the 60 degrees on Saturday felt an awful lot like spring. We will take it!
Two main things to focus on this week in the newsletter: 1) You have one more, short time opportunity to get a GVWC jacket (by this Saturday), and 2) email me if you are interested in a free private Pilates session at focused fitness. Here is the group this week, minus the photographer:
After our walk on Saturday, I distributed the new GVWC gear. There was lots of great feedback regarding the new GVWC jackets from those who didn’t order one. Therefore, I am opening up another order. If interested, please email me your order (firstname.lastname@example.org) by this Saturday, February 27. The jackets, which come in men’s and women’s sizes, are fitted. (You may find this size chart helpful.) The jackets are $85 each. Checks should be made to German Village Walking Club and mailed to 41 W. Frankfort Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206. Or give the check to me on Saturday.
Private Pilates Sesson – focused fitness
The person who won the raffle at focused fitness was not able to use the Pilates session certificate. So, please email me email@example.com if you wanted to be entered into the “redrawing.” Next Saturday at Winans after our walk I will draw a new name. You do not need to be present to win. But, darn it, don’t you think you should be present?
Improving Walking Techniques
I talk a lot about “walking with purpose.” We don’t all have to be race walkers, but when we are our walking for exercise, we should be walking as if we have some place to be. Hence, walking with purpose. To help improve our technique, efficiency and speed, here is an article from the About Health blog discussing the 10 things NOT to do when walking. They are good recommendations for improving our walking technique. I think the two most important ones to help us all walk with purpose is No. 5 to use your arms more (held at 90 degrees and drive your elbows back); and No. 4, to get better foot action, land on your heel and roll from heel to toe, with a toe push off. The foot exercises that we did at focused fitness will help with foot action.
Now, to support the improved walking techniques discussed in the About Health article, here is an article from the BodyRockTV blog. Although this blog is quite different than the other one, I like the results of the scientific study referenced. By using better walking techniques, we can increase speed by 24%, improve posture, and achieve a 15% fat loss around the middle. One note about this blog, it certainly has people in it that you probably have never seen in real life. It is, however, one of my go-to resources for HIIT workouts (i.e., high intensity interval training). I swear – it’s all about the exercises!
Race Entrance Fees Increases March 1
Motivation of the Week
|Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it, and
you’ll start believing in it.
|– Jesse Owens|
Hope to see you all on Saturday. And, as always, whatever you do, finish strong!
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