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COVID-19 UPDATE (as of February 24, 2022)
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. As of March 1 2022, Ontario will see a big shift in public health mandates with many restrictions lifted. By all accounts we will now be living with an endemic COVID-19 virus. Coach Lee is fully vaccinated (+booster) and while a certificate of vaccination has never been 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. While masks have never been mandated for outdoor activities (except in extremely crowded situations), masks continue to be mandated for indoor activities. Having a mask with you while walking means that you will be ready to wear it if you need to use a public washroom before/during/after class.
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. Walk it as fast as you can once a week for the 6 week program! Send Coach Lee a photo and/or observation, as well as your time by 9pm Sunday evening of each week. Every FAST5k you complete (max 6) with a submitted time by the deadline, your name will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift card to Lululemon. As part of your registration you will receive a recording of a 20-minute stretch each Monday morning of the 6-week challenge. The winner of the Lululemon gift card will be announced the day after the last walk of the session.
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, parking lot #3
START DATE: July 5, 2022
END DATE: August 30, 2022
DURATION: 9 WEEKS
$162.00 + HST
LOCATION: PERIPATETIC, location change each week (see schedule at bottom)
START DATE: July 9, 2022
END DATE: September 3, 2022
DURATION: 9 WEEKS
$162.00 + HST
Good for any single WW 60/90 class between July 5 and September 3, 2022
$22.00 + 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 livestream workshop, Coach Lee will review 4 essential progressions worth developing to maximize your workout and talk about having fun with walk speed intervals. Get some ideas that you can introduce immediately into your own walks! Hang out online after the session for Q&A with Lee.
TBA for Fall of 2022
$10 + HST
Amos Waites Park
Summer 2022 Peripatetic Locations (highlighting Indigenous history of Tkaronto)
JULY 9, Parking lot at King’s Mill Park, 9 Catherine Street (east of Old Mill Inn, west of Catherine Street bridge)
JULY 16, Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Road
JULY 23, Coronation Park, (Remembrance Drive & Lake Shore Blvd W.) Meet by the washrooms.
JULY 30, 16 Spadina Road
AUGUST 6, Charles Sauriol Park, Forks of the Don, near the Elevated Wetlands
AUGUST 13, Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens, meet at SE corner of St. Edmund’s Drive and Yonge Street
AUGUST 20, Berczy Park beside the dog fountain
AUGUST 27, Mount Pleasant Cemetery
SEPTEMBER 3, James Gardens, 99 Edenbridge Drive
* These locations may be subject to change.
Walker. Yogi. Reader. Co-author The Walking Solution (Human Kinetics, June 2020) Walking classes in Toronto, yoga and strength over Zoom.
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.