What we're about

This group is about providing regular walks for 30-60 minutes or more at a time. Great for the beginning walker! The group is about fitness. The average speed experienced members walk is 3 mph but if you are just getting started, we can walk your rate and help you meet that goal.

I started this group to make myself accountable to showing up to walk. I've met a lot of wonderful people and have graduated from huffing and puffing on a 30 minute walk to going on a 7 mile! Took 3 months. (I went on almost every walk.)

So, start your regular walks and follow me to success. Walking is one of the greatest exercises - better in many ways than running since it is not as hard on the joints. Just takes longer. But with good company, who cares! You can also schedule your own walks. It's all about meeting your own walking and fitness goals.

Thanks to all the wonderful people who have joined me! Looking forward to meeting more. Bring your friends!


6/2/14 Starting today, there is a "No Dog" policy. I love dogs, as do many of the other members, but some people are fearful of them. Also, dogs tend to slow us down because they want to do dog things (sniff and poop) and this is a fitness group where, for the most part, we are aimed at keeping a steady pace.

Also, there are some people who don't have cars or who want to carpool to the events. Please give 24 hour notice if you need a ride by posting in the event or make arrangements personally after you have initiated contact. Most of the time, people are happy to help out but they may have other plans so please don't count on a ride to or from the event unless you have prior arrangements.

I'm not big on rules but do insist that members treat all other members (including organizers) with respect. If you have any problems with me or other organizers or members who post or belong to this group, please contact me or them by private message. All posts in this group are PUBLIC and may be viewed by anyone. Negative comments may reflect poorly on members either PERSONALLY or PROFESSIONALLY and may affect the decisions of potential new members to join this group. If you violate what I consider the rules of propriety, you will be banned from the group.

Upcoming events (5)

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE--Brisk Walk SW corner Ordway & Marin, Albany Sats

Marin Ave & Ordway St, Albany, CA 94707

This walk is intended for those who would like to get a really good workout. Or should we say walk-out? ;-) We meet at the South West corner of Ordway and Marin. We walk up Marin to the circle, and then continue at a moderately fast pace all the way to the top of Marin, where Marin hits Grizzly Peak.

9a 2nd Sunday Walk - Cesar Chavez Park

Cesar Chavez Park

This is a 30 minute clockwise loop with options for detours into Berkeley Meadows or an additional loop for more ambitious walkers. We meet at the walkway near a bench at the part of the parking loop closest to the water. We will leave promptly at 9 a.m. so try to get there a little early. If you are late, you can try to catch up or walk counterclockwise and find us along the way, then walk with us to the end. Reminder: no dogs. Questions? Please call or email Mark:[masked] [masked] Optional: arrive early for unsupervised stretching.

Monday 9am Pt. Isabel Walk - Richmond

Point Isabel Mud Puppies Cafe

Start your day off right! Let's meet at the parking lot and take a 40-90 minute energizing walk. Please show up a bit early. We'll leave promptly at 9 am. Some paved and some gravel paths. We'll plan to walk about 20 minutes out where we will regroup at the bridge. At that point, you can choose to turn back or continue on. We'll regroup at other points and continue on or return on consensus. Cafe opens at 8:00 a.m. We meet in the parking lot in front of the Mudpuppy's cafe. Optional: arrive early for unsupervised stretching. Reminder: no dogs. Questions? Please call or e-mail. Mark [masked] [masked]

Wednesday 9am Walk Albany Bulb

5 Buchanan St

A 30-45 minute loop with options. We meet near the end of the parking lot and depart promptly at 9 am. Mild elevations. Includes water views, hard-to-spot wildlife, strange sculptures, baffling graffiti, and (optionally) the notorious Mad Marc's Castle (no relation). Reminder: no dogs. Questions? Please call or email Mark:[masked] [masked]

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