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Always like to add activity that can inspire because it’s simply easy to learn and do… Click here to go to my Facebook Page and watch the video of the –Easy to Learn, Easy to Do Exercises
Yes this Pole Walking group is looking great… I recognize 4 of the ladies…
Near to 600 went through the instruction and garnered poles through one on one instruction when I – Terry Kennedy… Had hoped to get down to The Villages this past month to help “Take their Walking to the Next Level” with the continued ibodyWALK programing and strength cord training… This is fantastic way to multiple the positive results of pole walking by adding the muscle specific cord training… Each walker will carry their gym unobtrusively with them… Love it 😉
Currently I am waiting on ibodyWALK Pole/Cord delivery to come soon… We will provide Poles with the Stretch Cords enclosed in the shaft of the poles for easy use and storage for those ready at that level. And a fanny pack with the beginner stretch (strength) cords for many who have lower levels of strength. This beginner group will remove the cords from their fanny pack and attach to there own poles very easily. For this beginner group, the great news is it matters not which type of pole you use for your daily walking.
Make sure you stay in touch with one of the many social media sites, Facebook and newspaper in The Villages – The Daily Sun as the announcement of first session will come soon. You can also email me at email@example.com or call 770-653-5995 if you want to be added to the announcement list.
ibodyWALK survey in The Villages, Florida that was not published in the Daily Sun as anticipated. The purpose of the survey is to take your request and hold classes at the Lifelong Learning College in The Villages.
The Survey, I have been told will be in the paper this weeks or next. Would you please take notice each day as you read this great paper daily. When you find the survey, please share your thoughts, then call the phone number listed in the paper.
One more thing. Take a photo of the paper showing survey and send to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org . I will post in Facebook
Below is the first announcement that I posted a few weeks back:
The Residents in The Villages, Florida will be excited to see that we are planning on adding an ibodyWALK class for all residents and non residents sometime after February. The first step is for you to go to the newspaper – the Daily Sun and look in the College Corner which is in Section C – Local during the week of Dec 13 – 19, 2015. You may have to look at Monday’s paper and each day this week to find the ibodyWALK survey in that section, as they did not know which day of the paper it would be published. Let them know that you would like to see the class offered. You are not signing up, simply sharing that you would like to attend class in the future ;). This will determine whether I will be able to offer the first class. With over 600 residents that have gone through the basic pole walking instruction with my early classes, I anticipate unanimous consent :). You may also call directly the Lifelong Learning College at 352-753-3035.
The Survey Section begins with:
Title: ibodyWalk – Takes Your Walking to the Next Level
Instructor: Terry Kennedy
Description: Take your everyday walking to up to twice the calorie burning benefit by adding fitness poles and freehand or stretch-cord exercises. Whether you are health challenged, a fitness beginner, or athletic looking to add a fun and easy cross-training activity, this program is good for health (mobility, stability and rehabilitation), fitness (cardio endurance, strength, flexibility and weight loss), or sports (core, agility cross-training).
Any questions, reach out to me in the comment section of this post. Also make sure you visit the ibodyWALK Facebook Page, which can be
Took a small group of active pole walking residents in The Villages Florida early summer 2015 to test an event concept. The event will lead to increases in daily pole walking and fitness aqua swim workouts.
The great news is was a clear success. It was Fun, it challenged Fitness, and best of it brought Friends together. We pole walked 6 miles and transitioned run or swim laps in 3 different pools inter-spaced on the route.
Initially the reason for this biathlon of sorts was to inspire other residents in The Villages to pole walk throughout the year, especially during to hotter temp. months. Walking for 15 – 30 minutes then cooling body temps by transitioning to a pool session for 15 – 30 minutes.
With over 70 pools and 100s of miles of multi-modality trail systems in this 35sq mi retirement community makes for a great success story.
Come and join the wave and movement in this Dive & Dash. Will consider Pole manufacture partnerships as we grow.
Terry D Kennedy – ibodyWALK Founder
No matter what we call this NEw wAY To wALk, we would all agree that we want the benefits ( the biggy is near to double the calorie burn followed by a dozen more ) which is reason enough to add poles and strength cords to any ordinary walking routine. There are many types of walking poles that are specific to who, where and why you are wanting to use the poles.
After leading 100s through basic Pole Walking instruction; then introducing the “Walking Neighbor Directory” in The Villages Florida, I was confident they were well on their way to developing another healthy habit in community, which increases their success. Some of these walking groups even come up with crazy names for their group; one of which is the Wacky Walkers. The Wacky Walkers is one of many groups that get together regularly and walk with or without poles.
Having said that; it was great to read an article I received a few days ago in The Villages Daily Sun Nov. 26th (which by the way, happens to be the greatest retirement community on the planet). The timing of this article also coincides with my family visiting The Villages between Christmas and New Years… And yes I will meet with as many of the 600 who I have given instruction and poles to over last year. Even those that have never used poles and do not own poles – we have you covered. All you need to do is reach out to me for the Dec 28 – Jan 2 2015 daily walking sessions. Will need to reach to me via Facebook.
The photo at top labeled, ” Let’s Go… Pole Walking” is one of the many neighborhood groups… This one meets 3 times per week for 3 miles… They have named themselves the Wacky Walkers – being led by Shirley Halloran and Barb Miller… So come join me, Let’s Go . Send this website link announcement to anyone you may know in The Villages… Even 1st time Pole Walkers as I said earlier can use the loaner poles I will procure.
Let me begin by saying; as a health, fitness and sports professional for over 40 years I have experienced by way of educating, innovation, coaching, promoting and mentoring countless, that we are about to make a significant shift in the way we educate, deliver, engage and sustain desirable health and fitness for everyone. I of course am not anti health club, anti sports, anti coach, anti anything with good intentions that will improve health and fitness safely. In fact, I am all about the solutions that match today’s reality, which seem to change almost daily – one would think.
We as a society are trying to keep up with the next best thing, experience or product… Technology, the Speed of Thought required today and our Human Nature are looking to mesh in a way that balances the scale for a better life for everyone… Being able to do, be and have more by using countless technology drivers is not better, when it’s at the expense of you – the human seeking a full quality of life ).
We have to do some things that will seem a little off the wall to some, yet as my experience as been privileged to be part of the several of greatest trends relative to health and fitness in my 40 years in this space. Some are products, some are activities. A couple that I believe will be headed that way soon I will briefly touch on…
Yes, ibodyWALK is not meant to be another come and go product and program. What will make it more desirable is the multiplier that comes to everyone everyday to their walking. If we move to the Jetson’s age we may stand or sit and be moved from here to there in a blink. I hope not, as I want to experience physical stimulus and interaction with others. The purpose of ibodyWALK is to engage as close to a simple movement that we all use to go from point a to b (without transportation modalities – bikes, cars, etc ) and that is by WALKING.
Here a great motivating infographic in the link below:
The other area will be in how we sit, at work, home and leisure. This next space will come quick, and in fact has already arrived in some places. Trust me here; it’s not a fad. I am engaged with several potential partnerships that are going beyond the initial desk and treadmill at work or at the home office. There are as I speak – innovations that will encompass this next trend and beyond. Don’t be turned off by what it appears to be today as this will change to accommodate the greatest number of users.
Very exciting!!! No need to wait!!! Its time to get fit & healthy while we work walk and talk!!!
I am very open to high level or advocate discussion that will lead to building this next business platform. Contacting me of course is easy, by email – email@example.com or phone in the U.S. 770-653-5995.
Here is a quick news report – keep workers moving . There are countless video’s over the past few years showing early adopters engaged.
Just having fun, getting a little assistance with my ab crunch ( my Virtual Coach ) !!!!
So many images, so much content, so much work, I needed a break with a little ab work 🙂
Click hyper-link above to view 3 pages of a working draft with a few images, lots more coming of course…
These are just 3 pages of one of the ibodyWALK manuals being edited ( over 40 pages of instruction, motivation, images, links and supporting research…) The Beginner Level is one of over 15 different programs which will encompass similar formats to be released soon to virtually an unlimited demographic…
Those professionals that are passionate about health, fitness and health care, can apply to become a co author in their perspective fields of interest, to incorporate exercise content specific to their audience. There is so many great great passionate professionals who can provide immense contributions that will impact those around the world.
Also, remember ibodyWALK will be a work in process for some time, and to be honest will create the most positive results moving forward…
Thank you in advance for volunteering while under construction 😉
Terry D Kennedy – Founder of ibodyWALK 😉
Had an opportunity to add another series of 8 Exercises in a promotional video… After doing a 40min walk with poles at 140b/min avg, 10-11min/mi pace. I was flying no doubt… the last 10min I was avg 12min pace to recover…
Looking forward to getting started at KSU with the fitness & health interns to do the next promo in an office setting. That will be followed up on LinkedIn as I recruit businesses who want to be part of the ibodyWALK training breaks. I will provide all the training, one on one at no cost, and provide the poles and strength cords for those that want their own after week 2 at a super discount. The program will be limited to groups of 6 – 8 participants. We will in Georgia do live one on one 2 times per week training substituting at least 30minutes of a typical lunch break. In up to 6 business locations elsewhere around the county we will do the coaching by way of the virtually training system using iphones and androids.
For more on how you can participate please contact Terry D Kennedy / Founder of ibodyWALK at firstname.lastname@example.org . The program will begin this fall so don’t miss out.
As I mentioned several post ago from time to time I will place random video and image content while the website is under construction. I am working hard to complete each of the 3 ibodyWALK focus areas. These of course will be in Health – Fitness & Sport, of which there will be many levels in order to accommodate the unlimited demographic I am seeking. If you have an area of interest you would like to request – please do 😉 And if you would like to contribute with me in areas of programming, product or future population groups that interest you – please do 😉 Maybe you want to be on the idea side, and that is of course welcomed – please do 😉
A sneak peak at rough video snaps below
This one is an image of a portion of a ibodyWALK Stretch Cord – Abductor work for the Heath,Fitness or Sport.
I took hundreds of images that I will cull through to incorporate in to the Heath – Fitness or Sports programing for all demographics – that will be the first in my industry this has been under taken.
Do you have interest in learning more about the launch or being included in many of our images or videos at ibodyWALK – then give me a shout…
Your Doctor, Physical Therapists, Coaches or Neighbors would no doubt want to learn more and that I would be happy to forward on to you.
ibodyWALK Abductor Beginner
Main muscles worked:
– Gluteus Medius
– Tensor Fascia Latae
– Gluteus Minimus
Other muscles worked:
– Gluteus Maximus
– External Oblique
Stand with feet shoulder width apart, then turn the Walking Poles with attached Stretch Cords (WP/SC) around so that the cords are crossed over. Rest the (WP/SC) on the chest at shoulder height, or behind head resting on shoulders. Ensuring that the core is engaged and the pelvis does not shift, abduct one leg making sure to keep the upper body vertical then return to the starting position. The key to success is resistance level that does not cause strain, movements are slow as you counter balance to maintain stability.
Suggested Rehabilitation Uses:
– Core stability
– Groin problems
– Glute strength
– Lower back rehabilitation