Walkfit – the walking version of British Military Fitness – is a low impact, fun, outdoor workout involving bodyweight exercises mingled with brisk walking to burn calories and keep your heart healthy.
There’s plenty of banter too because classes are led by qualified military instructors with the skills to motivate you to get stronger and more mobile – all in your local park.
Unlike the slightly sweatier BMF classes, you’re even allowed a bit of Talkfit at Walkfit so it’s a social occasion too!
Walkfit currently takes place in various parks around the UK, but classes have proved so popular with the older people in particular, that British Military Fitness – the UK’s largest provider of outdoor fitness classes – is expanding Walkfit to six new parks around the country from 10 June.
Walkfit is also suitable for anyone stepping up their activity levels before trying the more challenging British Military Fitness classes.
Carol, 67, said: “I have no trouble getting in my 10,000 steps a day thanks to Walkfit and I’ve got more energy. That certainly helps when you’re chasing after your grandchildren! We’re out in all weathers and sometimes you think to yourself, oh I don’t want to go today, but then you know you’re going to see Lesley or whoever and you want to go after all. I didn’t know a soul at first but now there’s a group of 12 to 14 of us who meet up both at classes and socially. We might go to the theatre or to the cinema. It’s wonderful.”