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.
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