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The Programme
The Run/Walk For Life programme is a three-times-a-week exercise plan. This allows your muscles enough time to recover and reduces risk of injury. All of the walking and running programmes suit any age or fitness level and ability, and promote weight loss, stress relief and many other medical benefits. All memberships are for 6 or 12 months and can be paid in any number of ways: cash, credit card (straight or monthly budget facility), debit order, cheque or you may choose our post-dated cheque system. Once you have joined, your fitness levels will be assessed and you will be placed in a group according to your ability. The Run / Walk For Life programme is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and for pregnant women. For those who are already fit, Run / Walk For Life is able to offer advanced fitness training too (over 200 of our members ran Comrades last year). Sessions are three times a week and, during the first month (and dependant on your fitness level), last for up to 30 minutes. Advancement up levels is gradual and according to a scientific formula, to ensure progress that is not too rapid, but similarly not to slow. Most beginners, who exercise on their own, often find it difficult to judge their pace and, as a result, may feel breathless or exhausted. On our programme, you will be taught to count your pulse rate and monitor your breathing so these problems will not be experienced. The scientific basis of the programme ensures that you stay comfortable, while receiving the optimum benefit from your exercise.

In short:

  • The Run/Walk For Life programme will start you off on a level of running or walking which is relevant to your level of fitness.
  • You will exercise with people of similar ability to yourself. On joining, you will be put into a group of members whose fitness and ability matches yours
  • No more trying to keep up with fitter people or having to wait for less fit people than yourself;
  • All members are supervised and monitored by a qualified trainer/manager. You have your own personal trainer;
  • The intensity and duration of your exercise will be increased along scientific guidelines developed over the past 25 years;
  • All exercise groups exercise along pre-marked routes, under the supervision of road leaders – member security is a cornerstone of the programme.

    Above all, you will have fun, while LOSING WEIGHT AND GETTING FIT!!!