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Walking Opportunities

The ‘KA Walk’ programme has been established to create a supportive environment for you to start to enjoy the many benefits of being physically active. And it’s FREE!

Walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome you can walk with family and friends, learn more about your local area and meet other people. Our walks are approximately 1 hour and are at a leisurely pace. We meet at various times and places across North Ayrshire.

As you may be aware the Scottish Government has given permission to recommence organised outdoor group based activities.  We are now able to recommence our Health Walks in accordance with the latest guidance.

The details of the restrictions can be found here: www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/

In summary ‘Organised sport and exercise can now take place in a group containing no more than 15 people. Social distancing and Scottish Government guidance applies.’

Our ‘buddy’ walks or 1:1 walks are still available on a limited capacity.  If you have been attending our walking programme a member of the team will be in touch.

Healthy Walks

New walking group for Mums

Community staff led weekly walk – Wednesdays at 11.30am meeting at the Circuit car park, Quarry Road, Irvine.
Getting outside with your baby in the buggy for a walk every day can really help lift your mood.

Our new mums walking group is there to support and help new mums meet and socialise.  Come along for a stroll and a chat with your pram or buggy – please note that we recommend the child stays in the pram/buggy during the walk.

Pre booking is required – Email activelifestyles@kaleisure.com or call 07483 156181

View walks in your area

 

Become a Walk Leader

Interested is starting up your own health walks or volunteering within a health walk? KA Leisure can provide paths for all walk leaders training and offer support to allow your group to get started free for charge. For more information contact activelifestyles@kaleisure.com

Download more information on becoming a walk leader

Download Strength and Balance workshop information for Walk Leaders

For further details contact our Active Lifestyles Team on 01294 605128.

KA Leisure’s Walking Programme is for YOU…

Free Walk or Run
Couch to 5K

Starts Monday 1st February

Looking for a challenge then why not sign up and take part in the KA Online walk or jog couch to 5k.   The programme is designed for complete beginners, all you need is trainers. Meet our friendly coaches live who will deliver a warm up session before your run giving you all the motivation you will need to succeed.   We will also have pre-recorded warm-ups and cooldown sessions on our closed Facebook group.

Watch out for our guest motivators for advice and tips!!

Once you register you can join our KA Couch to 5k walk or run Facebook group where you can meet our like-minded people. To chat about your runs or walks and access handy tips.

To Register send us email with your Name, Contact Number and Email Address that you wish to register with to Activelifestyles@kaleisure.com or telephone 07483 156 182.

Join our live motivate and go warm up session prior to your walk or run.
Monday 11.45am Motivate and Go with Celina
Monday 5.30pm Motivate and Go with Lynne

The progressive walk and jog sessions will be posted each week along with extra warm up and cool down sessions.

Please read the Health Commitment Statement prior to registering for the Couch to 5K. Also please let us know of any medical conditions we should be aware of.