What we'll do
*** This walk is meant to be a slow social walk😊😊😊😆
Meet for a scenic walk from Kangaroo Point (at the entrance of the Holman Ferry Terminal - near the Jazz Club) then up towards Southbank and then over the Goodwill Bridge then back around the back of Q.U.T. and then we always stop at the Jade Buddha. You can eat there or just have a drink.
AFTER STOPPING AT THE JADE BUDDHA you have a choice-
1. CATCH the ferry back over to Kangaroo Point or
2. WALK back over the bridge to where we started.
Dress for WALKING as we are all VERY casual.
People can walk at whatever pace they want. SLOW WALKING IS ENCOURAGED.....!!!!!!!! it is friendly, relaxed and there is no pressure to power walk and FUR KIDS are always welcome too - but cannot come into the Jade Buddha of course. We stop at the beginning of the Goodwill bridge so that slower walkers can catch up and we all can stay together. There is usually 5 to 10 people attending each Sunday. If you can't find a spot to park...just go to 'Wharf Street'...which is the first left street after the 'Nite Owl' (which is opposite the hotel) and there are plenty of places to park there.....................
WE DON'T WAIT FOR ANYONE (even if you have rsvp'd YES) - NOT EVEN THE ORGANISERS.
YOU ARE BEST TO ARRIVE 10-15 EARLY IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WAY TO GO AND IF YOU MISS US .... YOU CAN CATCH US BY GOING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE GOODWILL BRIDGE......
We meet EVERY SUNDAY - no matter what the weather is like- we catch the ferry over to the Jade Buddah and then back again even if it is raining!!! So you never have to worry if it is on or not!
ALSO, THERE IS A .*** very fast paced walk ...... EVERY THURSDAY (at 5.30 - not 3.45) AND THE WALK IS FOLLOWED BY A SENSATIONAL DINNER AT THE STORY BRIDGE HOTEL.
P.S. - PLEASE STAY ON THE WALKING PATH - NOT THE BIKE TRACK- it is painted on the ground and can be a bit confusing but once you get to the Q.U.T. side you don't have to worry about it.
We hope to see you there!
ALSO - OUR WALK IS REALLY ABOUT BEING SOCIAL- WITH EXERCISE AS A BONUS IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE LACKING A BIT OF MOTIVATION - THINK OF THESE 'EXERCISE FACTS' LISTED BELOW......
Regular exercise at the correct intensity can:
. Significantly improve OVERALL health
. Reduce the risk of HEART DISEASE by 40%
. Lower the risk of STROKE by 27%
. Reduce the incidence of HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE by almost 50%
. Reduce the incidence of DIABETES by almost 50%
. Reduce the mortality and the risk of recurrent BREAST CANCER by almost 50%
. Lower the risk of COLON CANCER by 60%
. Reduce the risk of developing ALXEHEIMER'S DISEASE by one third
. Decrease DEPRESSION as effectively as medications or behavioural therapy and remember (for extra motivation to come along)- the GREAT FOOD and CHEAP DRINKS at the Jade too!!!!!