Walking

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Get Outside.
Walk Your Butt Off.

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COVID19 UPDATE (September 2, 2020)

Since Toronto moved into Stage 3 as of Friday, July 31, outdoor walking groups are allowed to proceed with a maximum of 49 participants. Joining an outdoor walking class is a fantastic way to stay fit, healthy, and socially connected! Coach Lee believes that the risk of covid19 transmission in an outdoor walking class is low. Still, social distance walking will be encouraged. 

Our full complement of fall 2020 walking classes are posted below.

ONLINE FUN!!! If you would enjoy a virtual way to stay connected in real time, Lee has added several yoga and strength class options. Check out the Yoga & Strength section of the website. 

At WoW Power Walking we encourage you to continue to follow the recommendations of public health officials in an effort to stop the spread of covid-19 for which there remains no cure and no vaccine. We must continue to protect our healthcare 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 in case you need to go indoors (public washrooms, stores, coffee shops/cafes) for any reason while on your walk.

Walking Workout 90

This 90-minute 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)

WW 90

TUESDAYS 7:30-9AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: SUNNYBROOK PARK, Serena Gundy parking lot #3
START DATE: September 8, 2020
END DATE: October 27, 2020
DURATION: 8 WEEKS

$148.00 + HST

WW 90

SATURDAYS 7:00-8:30AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: HIGH PARK, meet in front of the Grenadier Park Cafe*
START DATE: September 12, 2020
END DATE: October, 31
DURATION: 8 WEEKS
* if High Park is closed to cars through autumn 2020 location will change weekly to explore the city
$148.00 + HST

WW 90

TUESDAYS 8:30-10AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: SUNNYBROOK PARK, Serena Gundy parking lot #3
START DATE: November 3, 2020
END DATE: December 15, 2020
DURATION: 7 WEEKS

$129.50 + HST

WW 90

SATURDAYS 7:30-9AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: HIGH PARK, meet in front of the Grenadier Park Cafe*
START DATE: November 7, 2020
END DATE:  December 19, 2020
DURATION: 7 WEEKS
* if High Park is closed to cars through autumn 2020 location will change weekly to explore the city
$129.50 + HST

Walking Workout 60 — HOLIDAY SESSION

SPECIAL HOLIDAY SPARKLE SESSION!!! It’s holiday light time! Bundle up for this special evening session to enjoy a little night time sparkle with your workout.

WW 60

WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:45PM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: MUSEUM SUBWAY STATION (west side by the ROM)
START DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2020
END DATE: DECEMBER 23, 2020
DURATION: 4 WEEKS

Walking Workout 60 — SPRING SUNRISE SESSION

SPECIAL MONDAY MOTIVATION SPRING 2021 SESSION!!! This 60-minute class will challenge you in the same way as our WW90 classes with high-intensity interval training (HIIT). For this special session, it will be a flat terrain workout along the lake to enjoy the changing sunrise light through early spring. On the first day of the session sunrise will be just before the end of class. By the last class, sunrise will be just two minutes before the start of class! The only thing that beats seeing the sunrise is a walk workout alongside it!

WW 60

MONDAYS 6:30-7:30AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: AMOS WAITES PARK (beside the ping pong table)
START DATE: TBA for 2021
END DATE: TBA for 2021
DURATION: 6 WEEKS

Single Classes & 6-Class Passes

NOT valid for 800s classes.

Single class Valid Sept 8 – Oct 31, 2020
$22.00 + HST

6 Class Pass Valid Sept 8 – Oct 31, 2020
$117.00+ HST

Intro/Refresh Workshop

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.

COACH: LEE
LOCATION: Etienne Brulé Park, (enter from Catherine Street)
DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
TIME: 10-11:30AM

$30 + HST (free if you are signed up for any fall walking classes)

800s

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.

800s

FRIDAYS 7-8:15AM
COACH: LEE
LOCATION: CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL
START DATE: September 11, 2020
END DATE: October 16, 2020
DURATION: 6 WEEKS

$119.00 + HST

Locations

High Park

Sunnybrook

Amos Waites Park

Fall Peripatetic Locations

Walking Workout 90: Saturdays 7:00-8:30am* 
September 12 Humber Bay Shores West, meet near washrooms
September 19 Evergreen Brickworks, meet near the south end of the trail on the west side of the market
September 26 Taylor Creek Trail, entrance on west side of Dawes Road, south of Park Vista (meet at parking lot beside washrooms)
* peripatetic locations will be added if High Park remains closed to cars into October

Yoga classes with Lee are wonderful – a beginner feels welcome, learns, and is motivated to keep going. Meanwhile, yoga experts are encouraged and led to even stronger yoga practice. Highly recommended.
Nancy R. Oakville

Lee is the walking coach’s coach. She has created a thorough curriculum that breaks down the walking pattern into four basic progressions, each presented with helpful cues and takeaways. Not only will you be a better walking coach at the end of the eight week course, you will be a stronger walking athlete yourself.
Katie D., Austin, TX

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. 

Dianne B., Toronto

What Our Clients Are Saying…

From the moment I signed up with Lee Scott I was hooked. She is very knowledgeable about power walking. The motivation and the coaching I received was invaluable in helping me reach my goals for various races. If you are looking to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and walk with a dedicated group of walkers I highly recommend her program.
Charlotte M. , Toronto

Nearly 11 years ago I participated in my first WoW Power Walking class and have never looked back!!! Combine expert coaching with enthusiastic motivation and you get fitness, friendship and fun!! Very important part of my life!
Melanie F., Oakville

Lee has transformed us from casual Sunday walkers to avid power walkers and participants in many organized races. Her knowledge and enthusiasm have enabled us to enjoy and appreciate the love of walking as a fitness tool and sport. She encourages walkers of all levels to strive to achieve their potential and structures her training sessions to accommodate each individual.
Barb & Rick M., Markham