The Nottingham Five Mile Circular Red Telephone Box Walk

Five Miles.. Seven Red Telephone Boxes.. 20+ People!!

Did you know that Nottingham has so many red phone box? This old type of red telephone box known as a K6 telephone kiosk. Nottingham has an amazing eight of them – seven within walking distance of Nottingham city centre, and another located at the nearby Wollaton Hall & Deer Park.

This is the first time that we know of that seven red telephone boxes have been linked together in a circular walk and best of all they are all on a slightly hilly five mile route that will be suitable for most people.

Most of the BT phone boxes were upgraded and not many of the red ones remain. Some might describe them as being rare, and they are certainly nostalgic.

We will stop at each one on the route so that you can take selfies in them, and might even see how many people we can fit into each one on the way if you’re up for it!

If you are interested in this walk, and other innovative walks that we do for fun and fitness in the East Midlands area register on our Meetup group so that you can be notified of our walks and RSVP.

Our First Walk Of 2019 Round Colwick Country Park

We had an amazing time on the first walk of 2019. Everyone loved meeting Sandra from Gogglebox, and we had a fantastic meal afterwards at the Starting Gate pub – tremendous value for money and fantastic quality home cooked style food – highly recommended.

Sandra From Gogglebox Walking With Us On 6th January

We are delighted to announce that Sandra from Gogglebox will be walking round Colwick Park and lakes with us on Sunday 6th January 2019.

In the new year a lot of people make the decision to exercise and get fit, possibility to lose the pounds they added over Christmas and New Year, but often to make a more long term commitment to health and fitness.

Having one unhealthy meal will not make you fat, and exercising for one day will not make you thin. Lasting results are about making a lifestyle change, and committing to eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis.

Get Fit Nottingham is a great way to make exercise fun with our social fitness walks that are suitable for most people. We have three levels of walks from easy to more challenging, and the walk we are doing on 6th Jan is a level 1 walk – suitable for beginners and everyone else as well.

Invite all your friends, family, and work colleagues along. It’s going to be a fantastic walk. Let’s aim for 100+ people and beat last year’s first walk of the year.

Click here to RSVP on Meetup and see you there!

Our Coach Trip To Norfolk Was A Tremendous Success

Everyone had an awesome time on the coach trip and walk to Sheringham, Norfolk with Get Fit Nottingham. The weather was fantastic, and we had a great turnout. We all enjoyed a well deserved fish and chips at the end.

Interestingly, it was the 1940’s weekend at the same time, so that added greatly to the atmosphere in Sheringham.

Why not walk with us next time? RSVP on Meetup.

Urban Walker Of The Month

Congratulations to Edward Kendal for being our Urban Walker of the Month. He walked 34 miles with us in June 2018, which was 4 miles more than the next best walker Harpreet. Well done Edward you’re inspiring us all to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Keep it up!

Bank Holiday Weekend of Walks

The “Weekend of Walks” starts this Thursday.

Which of the fun social walks are you coming to?

Thurs 29th March – Nottingham Canal & River Trent
Friday 30th March – Wollaton Park (Optional Meal Afterwards)
Sunday 1st April – Attenborough Nature Reserve
Monday 2nd April – Cromford, Derbyshire

Full details can be found on the Meetup app or at Meetup.com where you can also RSVP to each event.

Invite your friends. Together we can help Nottingham get fit and healthy!

Walk With Us To Get Fit In 2018

We have a full lineup of fitness walks in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire planned for 2018. If you want to improve your fitness, lose weight, or become more healthy we would love for you to walk with our friendly group of urban walkers. Together we can get Nottingham fit again!

Check out our latest poster for full details (click for full size printable):

Walk with us to get fit in Nottingham.

How is walking good for your health?

It has always been a known fact that engaging ourselves in physical activities like walking on a regular basis can make us healthier individuals. However, despite us knowing that, we still exert less effort in doing them.

As a matter of fact, it is said that adults needs about 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, while children require 60 minutes of exercise a day to prevent obesity.

Apart from it preventing obesity, what are the other benefits of walking?

Exercise improves the performance of your heart

Walking is good for your heart overall. As a matter of fact, through it, you can also improve your blood’s circulation.

By walking everyday, you can also reduce your chance of acquiring coronary heart diseases. You would also not be as likely to suffer from stroke.

People who are not fond of walking, or doing other physical activities, are at twice the risk of death from chronic heart disease.

Walking helps reduce your risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and you can reduce your risk of acquiring the said disease by walking. After all, it is said that active people have lesser chance of developing it as compared to inactive people. In addition to that, it does not only prevent type 2 diabetes for it also helps control it among people who has already acquired it.

Walking helps to prevent cancer

Breast, colon and lung cancer can also be prevented through regular walking. In fact, through waking for about 20 minutes everyday, you can reduce your risk of developing it for about 40-50% as compared to people who do not walk,or do any alternative form of exercise.

It can also help reduce the chance of the cancer reoccurring as well. For cancer patients, walking does not only reduce the risk of re-occurrence or dying from cancer. Walking can also reduce any possible side effects of cancer treatment.

Walking makes your bones and joints healthier

Want to make your bones and joints healthier? It’s easy! Just walk, walk and walk! Through it, you can improve your bones and muscle’s strength and flexibility. This also means that you can reduce your chance of acquiring osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Walking improves your mental health

Believe it or not, walking can also improve your mental health. In fact, it can improve your mood and reduce your anxiety at the same time. When you walk for about 30 minutes a day, you would also be able to sleep better and as a result, you can think better and improve your focus the following day.

Additionally, in times when you feel depressed, all you need to do is to have some walk and you would surely feel better!

See? Walking offers a lot of benefits for your health. So, start walking today and enjoy a healthier you tomorrow.

Get Fit Nottingham organises guided walks every week in the city centre, and at country parks throughout Nottinghamshire.

Click here for our upcoming walks and lets get fit together!