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Kick-off to Get Walking

Build Excitement:

Let us know if you have ideas to build excitement among participants.

So you want to get walking:

Check in with your doctor before walking if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, are obese, smoke, or have other chronic health conditions.

First Walk Guidelines:

Everyone’s fitness level is different, so people should walk at their own pace.

Safety concerns:

Hydration, pre and post stretching and sun protection. Please take caution as to who you share the details of the group and our members, i.e. routes, contact information etc.


At the end of the walk, you are invited to share your thoughts about what you enjoyed and possible improvements on the walking route. Support each walker and lead stretching exercises.

Next Steps:

Let us know when you are available for the next walk.

Are You Ready to Walk?

For most people, physical activity is safe and has many health benefits. These questions are designed to identify if should see a doctor before deciding to join the group.

  1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?

  2. When you are physically active, do you feel pain in your chest, neck, shoulder, or arm?

  3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?

  4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?

  5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?

  6. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?

  7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

  8. If you answer yes to any question, talk with your doctor BEFORE.

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