Our aim is simply to motivate.
World Walking invites you to find fun in fitness and reap the benefits of a healthier, active lifestyle.
There many upshots to getting up and about, like reducing your risk of heart disease and helping you keep to a healthy weight and shape, but exercising a positive attitude and a little spirit of adventure can do wonders too. Yep, walking does as much for your mind as it does your body.
And this is where World Walking really comes into its own. Offering you goals to aim for and promoting a sense of purpose and community.
Be inspired, stay motivated and keep fit.
In 2008 a small group of people with heart disease decided to keep active by going for a walk. They bought a map, some pedometers, worked out a route and set off on a virtual trip around the World from their base in Inverclyde Leisure’s Waterfront Gym in Greenock, Scotland.
Since they took their first steps, the Inverclyde Globetrotters have walked over 240,000 kilometers (equivalent to 6 times round the world) across every continent, to over 100 countries worldwide; all without ever leaving their home-town.