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COVID19 UPDATE (as of April 5, 2021)
Because of ongoing concern over Covid19 and new variants of the virus, virtual walk challenges will be offered from January to April, 2021 instead of outdoor in-person group walking classes.
For the months of January and February 2021, Coach Lee will be hosting two virtual FAST5k workouts each week, one on Tuesday and one on Saturday. Walk a FAST5k in your own neighbourhood or somewhere that you really love. Send Coach Lee your time. At the end of the session there will be a draw for a gift card to Lululemon. On each of Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am, Lee will offer a live-streamed, 20-minute stretch class over Zoom.
During the months of March and April, 2021, Coach Lee will offer two virtual WALK HIIT workouts each week, one on Tuesday and one on Saturday. Walk the workout that will be sent to you each week in your own neighbourhood or somewhere that suits you. Send Coach Lee an observation from your walk. Your name will be entered in a draw for each time you send in an observation (and bonus name added to the draw, if you send a photo along with your observation). At the end of each Tuesday and Saturday session there will be a draw for a gift card to Lululemon. On each of Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30am, Lee will offer a live-streamed, 20-minute stretch class over Zoom.
Assuming outdoor gathering limits will be expanded to 10+ by June 2021, outdoor coached classes will resume on Tuesday, June 1. If Covid19 public health recommendations permit, outdoor group walking classes may resume prior to June 1 on a week by week, single class registration basis. Stay tuned. Follow @leescottwowpowerwalking on Instagram for the latest news
At WoW Power Walking we encourage you to continue following the recommendations of public health officials in an effort to stop the spread of covid-19, and its newest strains. While vaccine distribution has begun, it will take time to create a herd immunity. We must continue to protect our healthcare and other frontline workers, fellow Canadians and citizens of planet earth. Keep your distance from people when in outdoor spaces and stay home if you feel unwell. Wash your hands frequently. Always carry a mask with you. Wear it when trails and/or sidewalks are crowded and wear it when you need to go indoors (public washrooms, stores, coffee shops/cafes) for any reason while on your walk.
FAST 5K CHALLENGE (Jan-Feb), HIIT WALK CHALLENGE (Mar-April) & BACK TOGETHER(!) Walking Workout 90 (June)
FAST5k: This is a virtual walk challenge. Map out a 5k route. Walk it as fast as you can on either Tuesday mornings or Saturday mornings (or sign up for both)! Send Coach Lee your recorded time by noon on the day for which you have registered. Every FAST5k you complete with a submitted time, your name will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift card to Lululemon. (One draw will be held from submissions to both Tuesday and Saturday class.) After your walk workout, join Lee for a livestream group stretch via Zoom.
WALK HIIT: This is a 45-minute virtual walk challenge. Have your stop watch ready! Each week, for 6 weeks you will be sent a series of HIIT intervals to be walked. Walk it on either Tuesday mornings or Saturday mornings (or sign up for both)! Send Coach Lee one observation from from walk on the day for which you have registered. Every WALK HIIT workout you complete with a submitted observation, your name will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift card to Lululemon. (One draw will be held from submissions to each of Tuesday and Saturday class.) After your walk workout, join Lee for a livestream group stretch via Zoom.
WALKING WORKOUT 60/90: This 60- or 90-minute outdoor class will challenge you with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) while keeping one foot on the ground at all times! We also include other wonderful workout strategies to make you stronger, fitter, and faster. Ten to fifteen-minute warm-up followed by approximately 60 minutes of speed drills and sometimes strength/balance drills, finish with a 5-15 minute cool-down and stretch. (Timing varies according to weather, location, and the workout plan as determined by the coach). Please note resumption of the outdoor live-coached classes in March and April will resume only if outdoor gatherings of 25 are allowed.
LOCATION: SUNNYBROOK PARK, Serena Gundy parking lot #3
START DATE: June 1, 2021
END DATE: June 22, 2021
DURATION: 4 WEEKS
$74.00 + HST
LOCATION: HIGH PARK, meet at Bloor entrance gates
START DATE: June 5, 2021
END DATE: June 26, 2021
DURATION: 4 WEEKS
$74.00 + HST
SPECIAL SPRING SUNRISE SESSION! Meet by the lake in the Mimico neighbourhood of Toronto. All walks will be along the lake to witness sunrise over the water. During the first class, sunrise is at 7:22am (just as we are finishing), rising earlier each week until the final class when the sun will crest just as we arrive to class. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID19 RESTRICTIONS. TBA FOR SPRING 2022.
Single Classes & 6-Class Passes
Single class and 6-class purchase is not available while Toronto is in Grey Lockdown zone for covid19.
WoW Power Walking was the first to introduce the idea of “walk as workout” to the fitness world. We’re in this to set you up for success! In this “pandemic special” 1-hour introductory/refresher live online workshop, Coach Lee will review 4 essential progressions worth developing to maximize your workout while keeping risk for injury low. Get some ideas that you can introduce immediately into your own walks! Hang out online after the session for Q&A with Lee.
LOCATION: Etienne Brulé Park, (enter from Catherine Street)
DATE: TBA, 2021
$30 + HST
The Yasso 800s are a popular workout in the running world as preparation and pace prediction for marathon training. It works for power walkers too! During these 6-week sessions, we’ll power walk 800s. It’s a tough, effective workout. We make it fun! You’ll get some tips during the recovery between 800s on form and race prep. The workout will end with 5-10 minutes of stretching.
TBA for autumn 2021
Amos Waites Park
Summer 2021 Peripatetic Locations TBA
What our Clients are Saying…
Lee’s coaching makes all the difference for power walkers at all levels. Her proven methods of interval training and hill work, combined with her positive attitude and decades of experience, will prepare you for any race. Her great advice to “trust the training” carried me through a recent marathon. Above all, her classes are fun, friendly and inclusive.