About Walking Fit

Number of Programs: 1 program

Program Length: half-hour

Program Description:

Running time 27 min

Walking has been called the perfect exercise. It's one that we've been designed to do. More than half our body's muscles are used in walking and it has excellent cardiovascular benefits. It can fit into the exercise programs of young and old alike. No wonder it's one of our most popular activities!

Walking Fit provides all the information you need to know to create your own walking program. Topics covered include: walking technique (including some information on race-walking), designing a training program, choosing proper footwear and clothes, and tips and advice on sustaining a program.

The program's host is Ann Peel who is ranked among the top ten competitive race-walkers in the world. She is the record-holder for the 3,000 and 10,000 meter distances. She also puts on walking clinics throughout North America for people who are interested in walking for fitness and fun.

The program's main emphasis is on recreational walking for fitness, but some of the basics of race-walking and hiking are introduced, and warmup and cool down exercises are demonstrated.Physical fitness experts show how to design a personal program and will explain the benefits of walking.


Bronze Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
Award For Creative Excellence, U.S. Film & Video Festival