We LOVE walking! Are you looking for a walking group, coaching, help with your technique, or some inspiration? Scroll down to learn more!
Walking for Your Health
Did you know that walking has enormous health benefits? I'm sure you new that, but there's a lot of questions about walking to be addressed. How many steps a day? What intensity or speed? Is there a specific technique that I should use? Where should I walk? Where can I find a walking group? What are the safety precautions that I should follow? And more...
Luckily, Dr. Melissa is literally obsessed with walking. Yes, she is a National Champion in USATF race walking and 7th place finisher in the 2020 Women's National Championship 50 km Race Walk (AKA...the team USA Olympic Trials for the 50km walk, if they allowed women to compete in the Olympics in the 50km. It's a long sexist story...)
Anyways, walking is great for you! Dr. Melissa has put together a talk on Walking for Your Health and cannot wait to share it with you. Coming soon to a YouTube video near you...
We were planning on starting a walking group, then the pandemic started. So the walking group is on hold for a while. In the meantime, keep walking on your own or with your household members! Here are some links to our favorite local walking groups:
- Racewalkers Northwest
- Wonders of Walking
- Oregon Road Runners Club
- Portland Running Company Race Team
- Sole Sisters - Oregon City
- USATF Oregon Race Walking
- USATF Race Walking
Walking Technique and Programs
Dr. Melissa is more than happy to help you with your walking technique or design a training plan for you. As a Naturopathic Doctor, she is licensed and qualified to prescribe exercise programs. And as a competitive race walker, she knows how to train and compete. Let's lace up those shoes and go!