Walking Leader Training

Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training, a follow up 4 week walking programme to try out your new walking leader’s skills.

The Irish Heart Foundation, and Get Ireland Walking are subsidising Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €30. The course fee will cover your tutor costs and materials. It will also include 2 lunches and tea/coffee breaks throughout the weekend.

***Please Note: Before committing to the training, it is important to remember that the aim of each course is to have a panel of trained leaders ready to implement their skills in their own communities. We will therefore expect all participants to organise walks on a regular basis after the course has ended. ***

The training weekend – Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th November. Venue to be confirmed but it will be in Ennis:

Contact Marian on 065-6865434 for details and bookings. Please note that places are limited to 20.

The course will commence at 9.00am on Saturday and finish at 2pm Sunday.

Course content:

 Current physical activity guidelines for adults and how they relate to walking

 The main elements of a health-enhancing walking session

 Prescribing walking programmes suitable for people of different fitness levels

 Advice on issues such as posture, technique, stretching, intensity, clothing, etc.

 Safety issues and rick assessment

 Planning walking sessions and programmes

 How to start your own walking group

 Practical Walking Sessions

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