While we provide over 200 home video workouts here on Fit2B for all ages and abilities, we still think walking is pretty much the best. According to biomechanist Katy Bowman, author of Move Your DNA, walking naturally lengthens and strengthens every muscle in your core. It’s great for your heart, lungs, abs, pelvic floor, legs, and more!
Here on Fit2B, I have created a lot of resources that are designed to encourage more walking — so many, in fact, that I realized collecting all of them into one place might be lovely. Since it’s fall, and we’re approaching our November #WalkThankful Challenge, I decided to go with a Fall theme.
All the Fit2B walking resources
We have over 25 things to help motivate you to walk, including specific walking workout videos, a podcast, a 6-week Ecourse, multiple blogs, and our yearly walking challenge. Here are some quick bulleted links. You’ll find the rest below!
- Fit2B Radio – Episode 5: The One About Race Walking
- Walking As A Workout Ecourse
- #WalkThankful Challenge – Every November!
What about footwear?
The shoes you wear can restrict your feet. It’s important to use shoes that support whatever issues you’re currently addressing, but you should also keep in mind that the goal is always better motion. If your shoe is like a cast on your foot, and you’re always twisting your ankles or getting sore feet, give this article about how flexible shoes can help your fitness a quick read!
Before we go on, I must confess: I’m a competitive race walker as well as an avid hiker and relaxed walker-with-friends. I like to walk fast, but I like to stroll slowly, too. I like a good gabbing gait, and I love a hilly hike. I’ve written a lot about the events I’ve done:
- Walking my first half marathon
- Comparing two major walking relays
- What the Hood To Coast “mother of all relays” is really like
- That time my sister and I did the same race on different teams
For members of Fit2B:
Log in to access the “Walking Workout” and several more encouraging videos within MEA 2: Beth In Real Life that will help improve your walking, even when you’re stuck indoors. The Walking Workout has you march in place while doing various arm motions. It’s such good cardio!
The other one is our NEW Race Walking Routine which is available HERE in this blog post for a limited time only. If you’re not a member of Fit2B yet, you should be. Join here, or if you’re on the fence, go check out more samples in our A-Z section.
Wait, there’s more!
As awesome as our walking workouts are, I may have saved the best for last. Here is another wonderful thing my co-founder made and which I’ve used on many walks + all the resources listed above in “button” format, just in case that makes it easier for you to navigate.
What do you love most about walking? Where is your favorite place to walk? How has walking helped your body? Do you think it’s helped you heal your core or your diastasis recti? Which walking resources should we add next?