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.
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.
Congratulations walkers we burned the equivalent of 593 mince pies in calories during November 2018!
We burned 171,400 kcals walking 857 miles as a group.
That’s as far as Nottingham to Madrid, Spain so a huge accomplishment once again.
Be sure to walk with us during December 2018 to help us to beat this target – after all it’s Wanderful Winter!
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.
Edward Kendal and Mark Connelly were the winners of our “Most Miles Walked” competition. Edward has won for three months consecutively now, and Mark only joined a month previously!
Do you want to be in with a chance of winning Get Fit Nottingham gear? Simply RSVP and turn up to our walks!
Yes it’s that easy!
We are all still buzzing about this fantastic interactive event that involved a lot of team work.
Two teams found clues all around Nottingham city centre in 90 minutes to earn points.
Congratulations to Edward’s team for being the overall winners!
Everyone who attended said they had a lot of fun, really enjoyed it, and asked when the next event will be?
Congratulations everyone, in August 2018 we had a total of 116 people walking with us, and we walked a combined total of 1,219 miles – that’s the same distance as from Nottingham to Morocco so a huge accomplishment!
1,028 slices of apple pie burned by our walkers in August 2018!
We burned the equivalent of 1,028 slices of apple pie! Keep inviting your friends as together we can have fun whilst making a dent in Nottingham’s obesity & diabetes epidemic.
Help us burn more calories, RSVP and turn up to our walks!!
Get Fit Nottingham is the most popular urban walking group in Nottingham, and it’s members have been super active in July with a record breaking 1,295 miles walked throughout the month, which is equivalent to one person walking from Nottingham to Tunisia!
The group has been running for nearly three years now, started by James Winsoar a Nottingham born fitness fanatic who got bored of walking by himself and after a friend died from an obesity related disease he decided to launch the group to inspire other people in Nottingham to be fit and active. It’s certainly working with a record number of miles being recorded last month.
In total 129 individual people burned more than 194,250 kcals on the walks in July which were throughout Nottingham, surrounding areas, and as far as a coach trip to Whitby. Those calories add up to approximately 1,295 cans of cola which were taken off Nottingham’s obesity and diabetes statistics as a result of the fun fitness walks.
Obesity in Nottingham continues to grow with figures increasing for children and adults, the reason being that fast food chains have huge marketing budgets, whereas community action groups like Get Fit Nottingham rely on donations from members of the public. Get Fit Nottingham receives no funding from the city council or any Nottingham businesses. Most of the events are provided free of charge.
“July was a record month for us since the inception of Get Fit Nottingham”, founder James Winsoar said, “and we intend to build on that success into August and September when students return to Nottingham. We can’t wait and hope for government to do anything about it, we have to take action ourselves”.
Young people are at the highest risk of developing obesity and diabetes with high alcohol consumption, reliance on fast food, and unhealthy snacking. Get Fit Nottingham is running an “invite a young person” promotion to try to get more young people active, and making healthier food and drink choices.
Whilst the city council continues to grant planning consent to fast food restaurants, the problem is getting worse. “It is a time bomb waiting to explode”, James Winsoar says, “walking is a great way to make friends, have fun, and is one of the most effective exercises suitable for most people. Let’s all get walking, and get healthy”.
Get Fit Nottingham provides five levels of walks suitable for absolute couch potatoes, through to people who are fit and active. All the walks are social and fun, and the group is very welcoming.
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!
Thanks to Mark Dennison from BBC Radio Nottingham for inviting us onto the show this morning to talk about urban walking.
Two of our regular walkers Karl and Norman speak in this segment about the health benefits they have experienced from walking.
May 2018 is National Walking Month so we encourage everyone to come along to our walks and get more active!