Tired of walking alone? Looking for a new way to motivate yourself and others to get moving? Starting your very own Walking Club is a good way to expand your workout group – and help many people improve their heart health.

Resources to Start Your Own Walking Club

Here is a library of how-to guides featuring useful advice and tools for creating a successful Walking Club. You’ll find a variety of ideas here, so you can do what works best for your Walking Club. Regardless of your approach, remember the most important thing: Have fun!

Thank you for being a Walking Club Coordinator. It’s a rewarding experience, and you’ll have a major impact on your community.

How to Start a Walking Club

Be a Walking Club Coordinator. As a Walking Club Coordinator, you’ll serve as an organizer, mentor and motivator. You’ll be responsible for setting up your group and helping spread the word in your community about the benefits of walking. Once you sign up, you can download coordinator resources. You also can use the Meetup.com website to set up your group online.

  1. Sign up to start a Walking Club on the  Meetup.com website.
  2. Download Walking Club Coordinator Resources linked above.
  3. Set up your group online using Meetup.
  4. Get walking and have fun!
Start a Club
NOTE: MeetUp.com charges a fee to start your own walking club but the downloadable resources to start a club are available at no cost.

How to Find a Walking Club

Exercise with family, friends and neighbors The American Heart Association is making it fun and easy to get your heart healthy with our Walking Clubs. Walking with others can keep you motivated, improve your accountability and help you meet new people with similar goals

To get started, just sign up and search the Meetup.com website for a Walking Club based on location and similar interests. If you can’t find a Walking Club location or group that interests you, volunteer to lead one of your own. And joining an existing club is absolutely free!

  1. Sign up for a Walking Club on Meetup.com.
  2. If you already have a MeetUp.com account, login and go online to Meetup.com/find to find a club.
  3. Get walking and have fun!

Join a Club

Source: American Heart Association
June 24, 2015
Photo by Sue Langford