Walking leader training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a voluntary walking group or to promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises a weekend of training (15 hours ) and then a follow up four week walking programme to try out your new walking leader skills. The course will commence at 7pm on Friday and finish on Sunday afternoon after lunch.
Irish Heart Foundation, Irish Sports Council, Mayo County Council, and Mayo Sports Partnership are subsidising the walking leader training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50 for the two and a half day course. However if you are a member of a Fit4Life, Men on the Move, or a walking group/club in Mayo the cost will be further reduced to €25. The course fee will cover your tutor costs, materials, and pedometer. It will also include two lunches and tea/coffee breaks throughout the weekend.
Course content will include prescribing walking programmes suitable for people of all fitness ability, safety issues, planning walking sessions and programmes, how to start your own walking group, developing a walking route, and advice on issues such as posture, technique, stretching, intensity, clothing, etc. Places on the course will be limited so if you are interested in attending contact Mayo Sports Partnership at (094 ) 9047025 or email [email protected]. Closing date for applications is Wednesday November 4.