Well the test run of the Dive and Dash was a success, based on feedback during and after our Thursday session from 9:30 to just after 11:00… Lots of emails from those who could not come because of their schedules…
The concept met 3 criteria – It was Fun, It was Cooling, It was Cardio – which I believe can benefit those that want to walk during the summer. Even if its walking to one pool and back home… Oh, don’t forget to hit the outside shower at each pool before going in…
The 6 miles of pole walking with 3 pool swims spaced throughout is the type of workout that is in keeping with the ibodyWALK concept… More than a walk with poles… In fact you don not need a pool as there are over 100 exercises with the poles that focus on one of 3 need areas depending on ones desire and ability. Exercise and Stretching for Health, Fitness or Sport.
My thoughts are by request of those residents in The Villages I would be happy to support helping you with materials and or onsite sessions when I can in the future.
My appreciation out to; Bob Arserio and wife Kim, Ron Sudol and wife Janet, and of course my wife Nanette and daughter Alexis.
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.