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COVID19 UPDATE (as of October 6, 2021)
At WoW Power Walking we encourage you to follow the recommendations of public health officials in an effort to stop the spread of covid-19, and its newest strains. While vaccine distribution is well underway in Toronto, we need to respect that we continue to live with great uncertainty when it comes to this virus and its variants.Coach Lee is fully vaccinated and while a certificate of vaccination is not required for outdoor exercise classes, we encourage vaccination if you have no health reason to avoid it. We must continue to protect our healthcare and other frontline workers, fellow Canadians and citizens of planet earth. Do not come to class if you are feeling unwell, whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Keep your distance from people even in outdoor spaces, whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Always carry a mask with you when in walking class. Wear it when trails and/or sidewalks are crowded and wear it when you need to go indoors (public washrooms, stores, coffee shops/cafes).
We acknowledge that the land upon which we walk is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
WALKING WORKOUT (WW) 60/90, FAST5K CHALLENGE*, WalkHIIT CHALLENGE*
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).
FAST5k: This is a virtual walk challenge. Map out a 5k route (or any distance that you want to repeat for 6 weeks). Walk it as fast as you can! Send Coach Lee your recorded time by 9pm on Wednesdays. Every FAST5k you complete with a submitted time by the deadline, your name will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift card to Lululemon. Lee will lead a Yoga Stretch for Walkers on Saturdays at 11am. As part of your registration you can attend this livestream Yoga Stretch for Walkers class and/or follow the video of that class on the WoW video library. The draw for the Lululemon gift card will be held the day after the last walk of the session. To be offered again in 2022.
WalkHIIT: 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 any time on Fridays. Send Coach Lee one observation from from walk by 9pm on Friday. 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. As part of your registration you can attend a livestream Yoga Stretch for Walkers class and/or follow the video of that class on the WoW video library. The draw for the Lululemon gift card will be held the day after the last walk of the session. To be offered again in 2022.
* virtual walk workouts
LOCATION: SUNNYBROOK PARK, Serena Gundy parking lot #3
START DATE: November 2, 2021
END DATE: December 14, 2021
DURATION: 7 WEEKS
$126.00 + HST
WW 60 (HOLIDAY SPARKLE SESSION!)
LOCATION: ROM entrance on Queen’s Park Crescent
START DATE: December 1, 2021
END DATE: December 22, 2021
DURATION: 4 WEEKS
$72.00 + HST
LOCATION: High Park, meet just inside gates at Parkside & High Park Blvd.
START DATE: November 6, 2021
END DATE: December 18, 2021
DURATION: 7 WEEKS
$126.00 + HST
6-Class Pass, Single class, HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Pass to attend any six WW 60/90 classes in November and December 2021
$120.00 + HST
Good for any single WW 60/90 class until Saturday, December 18, 2021
$22.00 + HST
HOLIDAY SPARKLE SPECIAL PACKAGE
Any WW90 7-class session (Tuesday/Saturday) and Wednesday-night Holiday Sparkle classes.
$148.00 + HST
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 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.
DATE: TBA spring 2022
TIME: 11AM-NOON ET
$10 + 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 in-person session of spring 2022.
Note for 2021: if you are power walking any races (virtual or live) in fall 2021 and would like to incorporate 800 workouts into your training, contact Lee via email for info on personal online coaching. Mention the 800s for a 25% discount on Lee’s 6-week phone/online coaching program (a savings of $37.25).
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Summer 2021 Peripatetic Locations
JULY 10 Riverdale East Park, (Broadview & Simpson) Meet by the washrooms at the bottom of the hill.
JULY 17 Memorial Park, (Chaplin & Roselawn) Meet on the track!
JULY 24 Coronation Park, (Remembrance Drive & Lake Shore Blvd W.) Meet by the washrooms.
JULY 31 Prairie Drive Park, (101 Pharmacy Avenue) Meet in the parking lot.
AUGUST 7 Humber Trail and Arboretum, (330 Queens Plate Drive) Meet in front of Fortino’s
AUGUST 14 Milne Hollow, (Old Lawrence Ave & Lawrence Ave E) Meet in parking lot.
AUGUST 21 Christie Pits Park, (Christie & Bloor) Meet by the washrooms in the pit!
AUGUST 28 Old Mill Parkette, (Old Mill Road & Humber River Trail) Meet in the parking lot.
* These locations may be subject to change.
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.