Onboarding for Walk Squad Members
Congratulations on joining Walk Squad!
Bookmark this page so you can come back and find useful resources which can improve your experience with walking.
It should be obvious but needs to be said...
If you have any of the key Covid-19 symptoms please cancel any booking and get yourself tested. We have not had one case traced back to the club so far and we'd like to keep it that way.
We are currently out of lockdown but still under some restrictions (24 May 2021) so are not permitted to meet in groups of 30 or more.
We will be crossing roads and at times you could find yourself having to move on to the road to maintain some distance from pedestrians and other walkers.
Please check your blind spot before stepping on to the road and do not be a sheep when crossing. The club, nor your group leader can be held responsible for any accidents.
We advice bright clothing, especially if walking at night. Reflective clothing or accessories are very cheap but could help keep you safe.
The Cheltenham Running Club Member's Facebook group is a supportive and inspiring place to be.
You can inspire other walkers to get out and do their daily exercise by posting about your experience within this group.
The more you interact with the posts in this group the more inspiring member posts Facebook will put in your Newsfeed so go on, share the Loves, Likes and comments to support your fellow members.
The Walk Squad Facebook group is where you'll find other walkers keen to improve fitness and health.
Within this group you'll find posts linking to educational resources, inspiring posts from members and invites to walks around the Cotswolds.
In order for me to personalise your fitness programme with speeds and distances which match your current ability and progress safely I need to know more about you.
If you haven't already please click here and complete the short form so I can personalise your programme...
Your walking programme will have session plans to follow with the groups or alone.
Please follow the steps below to ensure you know how to keep to the speeds suggested within your programme.
1. Download and set up the Komoot App
2. Follow a Prescibed Speed on Komoot
In this video I show you where to find the average speed while recording a walk on Komoot. The same stats are available when following a route which you or someone else has made.
We have a great range of educational videos on how to follow your programme and achieve much more at the Walk Squad Online Resource.
Help Me Make the brand new Better Walking Course!
In order to make a concise walking course I need to know what you want to learn about.
Our walk leaders play a vital role in ensuring new walkers get a great experience first time round.
If you enjoy helping others feel comfortable walking with people they haven't met then we'd love to have you join our group of leaders.
You'll get a great discount on our Walk Squad membership and we'll provide extra training to ensure you know what you're doing as a leader.
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line "Walk Leader Interest" and I'll reply so we can set up a time to discuss.