What you get:

A self paced programme. Packed with content, effective easy to follow drills and interactive feedback to learn the Basic WalkActive Technique, improve your walking & posture. Presented by Joanna Hall, The Creator & Founder WalkActive.

  • Flexible start date and progress options to suit you.

  • Seven daily lessons you can complete to your own timetable.

  • Live WalkActive Coaching sessions with Joanna every fortnight to support your learning.

  • Comprehensive educational resources, walking tasks & feedback videos

  • Audio coaching download to consolidate your efforts

  • Access to private learning community for motivation & progress.

  • 12 month access to the programme.

Social proof: reviews

Tom Morton

5 star rating

“THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND THIS! I had been on a Walkactive course about five years ago. Loved it, but since then life/work etc has got in the way a bit.... so it's been really good to remind myself what I should be doing. Since 2015 Joanna has added ...”

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“THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND THIS! I had been on a Walkactive course about five years ago. Loved it, but since then life/work etc has got in the way a bit.... so it's been really good to remind myself what I should be doing. Since 2015 Joanna has added some excellent "drills", particularly the "four pace" one to help with hip lifts. Thoroughly recommend this, and it works at least as well online, and in many ways even better -- especially if you live in the Frozen North (aka God's Own Country) Tom from Wharfedale ”

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lesley graham

5 star rating

“WONDERFUL. I found my GSWA programme was a wonderful experience and saw changes immediately. I plan to continue with my journey, and look forward to continued improvement in my walking style and speed in the months ahead. ”

“WONDERFUL. I found my GSWA programme was a wonderful experience and saw changes immediately. I plan to continue with my journey, and look forward to continued improvement in my walking style and speed in the months ahead. ”

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Derek Marsh

5 star rating

“CAN'T STOP RAVING ABOUT THE BENEFITS. I came in to this course as a regular walker of distances between 5 and 25km, so I was naturally slightly sceptical as to the benefits it could offer me, but wow how wrong could I have been! After day 1 of t...”

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“CAN'T STOP RAVING ABOUT THE BENEFITS. I came in to this course as a regular walker of distances between 5 and 25km, so I was naturally slightly sceptical as to the benefits it could offer me, but wow how wrong could I have been! After day 1 of the course, I was seeing slight differences in pace and form, by Day 4 I had managed to improve my posture not just whilst walking but when sitting as well, increased my stride length, improved my pronation, and taken over 30 seconds per km off of my overall pace without really trying. By day 7 the 30 seconds has increased to a maintainable minute plus per km quicker over a 5-10km walk. The overall health benefits are very obvious in that I can feel that I am now engaging both my Abdominal and Gluteal muscles with more affect and my pronation where still not perfect has definitely improved considerably thus reducing the risk of injury. Overall the GSWA course has been amazing, it has enthused me to continue with my WalkActive journey to achieve bigger and better. I cant stop talking raving about the benefits, and its quite amazing that I now find myself analysing the way friends are walking and wanting to offer advice to improve their experience too. Cant wait for Joanna to roll out the advanced courses.”

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Clare Robinson

5 star rating

“IT HAS TO BE 5 STARS! A step by step guide to creating better walking technique. Its comprehensive, sympathetic and friendly. It seems quite daft thinking about learning to walk properly, but exploring the concept explains why after periods of w...”

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“IT HAS TO BE 5 STARS! A step by step guide to creating better walking technique. Its comprehensive, sympathetic and friendly. It seems quite daft thinking about learning to walk properly, but exploring the concept explains why after periods of walking, little niggles and pains appear. Putting the technique into practice will take practice, so having commitment to seeing small improvements over 10 days improves confidence and demonstrates how maintaining the technique will improve fitness. I've thoroughly enjoyed the course and will continue to revisit aspects of the course keep on improving my walking.”

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Christine McDonald

5 star rating

“BRILLIANT. Joanna, you have done such a professional job of this site.It is so easy to follow and so much content.I really appreciate it”

“BRILLIANT. Joanna, you have done such a professional job of this site.It is so easy to follow and so much content.I really appreciate it”

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Anna Price

5 star rating

“MOTIVATING & HELPFUL. I can now walk further, faster and longer without pain: hooray!”

“MOTIVATING & HELPFUL. I can now walk further, faster and longer without pain: hooray!”

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Anne-Marie M

5 star rating

“HIGH QUALITY RESOURCES. Well,structured course. Good use of media to cover topics. High quality resources”

“HIGH QUALITY RESOURCES. Well,structured course. Good use of media to cover topics. High quality resources”

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Tracy Bunn

5 star rating

“A GREAT WAY TO LEARN. I really enjoyed this course and found the daily build up of techniques and practice a great way to learn. Very clear explanations and Joanna’s enthusiasm and experience really comes through. Feeling the changes and benefits ...”

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“A GREAT WAY TO LEARN. I really enjoyed this course and found the daily build up of techniques and practice a great way to learn. Very clear explanations and Joanna’s enthusiasm and experience really comes through. Feeling the changes and benefits during the week is great motivation too.”

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Jackie Walster

5 star rating

“EXCELLENT. An excellent programme”

“EXCELLENT. An excellent programme”

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Bonus material to optimise your results.

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Bonus Material

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Joanna Hall and WalkActive

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome

    • Meet Joanna

    • The WalkActive Approach

    • How to use this course

    • How Get Started with WalkActive works

    • What do you want to achieve?

  • 02

    Get ready to WalkActive!

    • Choosing your WalkActive routes

    • Selecting your WalkActive Kit

    • Optimise your Learning

    • Supercharge your WalkActive

  • 03

    About you

    • Why we walk wrong

    • Rate your walk

    • Introduce Yourself to your WalkActive Community

    • Register for Live Coaching Sessions

  • 04

    DAY 1: FEET

    • Start your WalkActive Feet

  • 05

    Feedback on WalkActive Feet

    • Feedback on WalkActive Feet

    • Improve your ankle mobility

  • 06

    DAY 2: HIPS

    • Start WalkActive Hips

    • Supercharge your learning

  • 07

    Feedback on WalkActive Hips

    • Feedback on WalkActive Hips

    • Improve your fluidity

  • 08

    DAY 3: FEET & HIPS

    • Add WalkActive Feet & Hips

  • 09

    Feedback on WalkActive Feet & Hips

    • Feedback on WalkActive Feet & Hips

    • Improve your footfall

  • 10

    DAY 4: HEAD & SHOULDERS

    • Add WalkActive Head & Shoulders

  • 11

    Feedback on WalkActive Head & Shoulders

    • Feedback on WalkActive Head & Shoulders

    • Maintain your motivation

  • 12

    DAY 5: ARMS

    • Add WalkActive Arms

  • 13

    Feedback on WalkActive Arms

    • Feedback on WalkActive Arms

    • Improve your head & shoulder mobility

  • 14

    DAY 6: WALKACTIVE IN MOTION

    • WalkActive in Motion

  • 15

    Feedback on WalkActive in Motion

    • Feedback on WalkActive in Motion

    • It's not over until it's over

  • 16

    DAY 7: ASSESS

    • How Well Do I Walk NOW?

    • Rate your walk

  • 17

    LEARN + ACHIEVE + THRIVE

    • Congrats! Here's what's next ...

    • Are you ready for a challenge?

    • More resources for you

    • Your feedback is appreciated

    • It's a wrap!

Testimonials

What our participants have to say:

“I feel like a new person! Walking more smoothly, more relaxed, with greatly improved posture and balance. A short, daily walk to keep practising all the newly-learned techniques is firmly on my To Do list. The benefits are not just confined to walking either. I feel better than I’ve done for months. Thank you so much ”

Valerie D

“I can't believe the difference. I went back to my original walking style and it felt really strange, sitting in my hips which immediately made my shoulders hunch, my head forward and my eyes looking down. 😏. As soon as I starting peeling through my foot and lifting my hips my whole posture changed and I grew inches. I even found myself sitting up at the table!”

Christine G

“My son joined me for one of my walks on Day 5 of Get Started with WalkActive Programme and he asked me if i was wearing something like a corset today as my body posture was visibly taller 😉 .... he was totally unaware of my Walkactive exercises.”

Lynn T

Frequently asked questions

  • How long do I have to walk each day?

    Each of the 7 lessons on Get Started with WalkActive involves a daily walking task with a specific focus. I'll ask you to practice this in 3 bouts of 10 minutes. These bite size focused sessions are more manageable plus best way to fast track your learning.

  • Can I begin the Get Started with WalkActive (GSWA) programme at any time?

    Straight away. As soon as you enrol your first lesson will be available for you to commence. You can take your time to complete each lesson and will have access to WalkActive Live Coaching with Joanna every fortnight to support your learning and efforts.

  • How do I access my Live Coaching with Joanna?

    Every fortnight Joanna leads Live WalkActive Coaching sessions to help your learning and catapult your WalkActive progress and results. Attend these sessions live or catch up online as part of your resources support tools. Find all the dates in your lesson materials as well as listed on the WalkActive Events calendar at www.walk-active.com.

  • Are there any fitness requirements to start this programme?

    WalkActive is for anyone and everyone. This course is about learning the basics so whether you are a complete non exerciser looking for motivation and a supportive programme to get you started or a seasoned distance walker or fit power walker, this programme is designed to be effective, educational and enjoyable, so you get results.

  • What happens if I miss a day or fall behind on the programme?

    No problem, Self Guided Get Started with WalkActive is a self paced programme - you can start immediately and progress your way through the 7 lessons at a pace that suits you. Once you have completed each respective lesson your next lesson becomes available.

  • How long do I have access to the programme?

    You have access to the programme for 12 months from enrolling in your Get Started with WalkActive Programme

  • Do I have to be good with technology to follow this programme?

    Not at all, all your materials you need are on your personal programme dash board. If you can log into a web site, and type your feedback, you have all the technology skills you need!

  • Do I have to live in the UK to learn the WalkActive Programme?

    No, you can learn WalkActive wherever you are in the world. In fact we have had participants from across the globe including Argentina, Australia, USA, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Europe. Lessons are released just after midnight in your local time. You can access them at any time by logging onto your dashboard at your convenience.

  • How do I access the Daily Tasks?

    All your learning resources will be on your personal dashboard. Easily accessible, and available at any time for the duration of the respective programme. When you enrol on the Get Started with WalkActive programme you'll have your own dashboard which gives you automatic access to your selected WalkActive programme. As you progress and complete more of the WalkActive LEARN and workout programmes you'll be able to see them neatly organised on your personal dashboard. Just remember you need to be logged into your dashboard to access your learning