walk fit

Walk Fit in November with Healthquarters walking group

Walk Fit in November and join Healthquarters walking fitness group as we explore some amazing local walking spots in Sydney’s lower north shore.

  • Monday 7 November – Lavender Bay to Kirribilli
  • Monday 14 November – Riverview to Hunters Hill
  • Monday 21 November – Kirribilli to Harbour Bridge & Opera House
  • Monday 28 November – *NEW* Natural Bridge, Forestville

The Walk Fit session starts at 7:15pm and runs for 1.5 hours until 8:45pm. Wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes and bring along a back pack with water, a towel and a head torch.

Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney Walk

Join Healthquarters Walk Fit Group on Monday 30 May and enjoy the Vivid Sydney lights whilst enjoying a workout at the same time.

The Walk Fit group will walk across the Harbour Bridge and take in the light shows of the Opera House, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The group will then explore the Argyle St tunnel lights, MCA and The Rocks before returning back over the Harbour Bridge.

Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect.Vivid Sydney 2016 will be held from 27th May – 18th Jun 2016.

Date: Monday 30 May
Time: 7:15pm – 8:45/9:00pm
Meet: Kirribilli Steps, Broughton St, Kirribilli
Map: Click here

3k a day in May

3k a day in May

Looking for a bit of motivation to keep you moving in May? Join Healthquarters 3k a day in May challenge.

Challenge yourself to complete 3 kilometres everyday in May. You may run it or walk it as long as you do it in one block. Record your kms on the 3k a day in the challenge chart, including your walking / running route and the time it took you to complete.  Whilst you can walk / run, the aim is to reduce the time it takes to complete 3k every day. To record your distance download any app such as FitBit, Map my run, Strava etc. and use the GPS on your mobile phone.

You will fill in a pre and post challenge questionnaire so we can review the changes to your overall health, sleep, energy and fitness.

Share your walk / run routes, tips and join other buddies on the private 3k a day in May Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1141632915897671/

It’s only $30 to register, less than $1 a day and you can pay via EFT or credit card. Why not get the whole family involved at no additional cost. You can motivate and encourage each other.

All registered persons will receive a FREE challenge pack.

Don’t delay, sign up today!

Pay online with a credit card or EFT to Healthquarters, BSB: 032050, Acc: 173539.


Walking is the best way to get fit

WalkingWant to get fit? It’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, but walking is often overlooked as an effective form of exercise to get fit, according to a report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. UK researchers analysed 42 studies from 14 countries, and found that people who joined a walking group showed significant improvements in their blood pressure, resting heart rate, body fat, weight and total cholesterol. They were also less inclined to have depression and reported greater lung capacity. Join Healthquarters walking group every Monday night for 1.5 hours of walking fitness and fun!