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This is a blog about walking. Walking anywhere for any reason. Do you like to walk? What’s your favourite Calgary walk? Do you walk for transport? Do your kids join you and walk? Or walk on their own?

Share your walks, your thoughts on walking, and tell everyone why walking is so enjoyable!

 

You can email me at lorib @ fitfrog.ca or send me a tweet from the link below. I’ll share your stories on this blog and through Twitter!

 

Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss: Walk 150 program begins May 8

Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss: Walk 150 program begins May 8

One of my Walk 150 programs is with Fish Creek Park, Alberta Parks and Mount Royal University. Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss is an 8 week program beginning on May 8, 2017.

 

Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss

May 8 – June 26, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Parks and nature connect us to the cycles of life and death; reminding us of endurance, beauty, and the only constant – change. In the changes and challenges of grief and loss, walking in parks and nature can provide a variety of benefits for different people. For some it will just be moving and getting some exercise, for others it will be the fresh air and natural light, for others it will be the quiet companionship of trees and wildlife, and of people who have no expectations except that they are here together – walking together. Research conducted with Alberta Parks and Mount Royal University has revealed how nature teaches us to grieve. Those who may be experiencing grief and loss can enjoy a gentle, accessible, guided walk through nature, to observe and connect with others who are also grieving. 

My CTV Winter Walking Tips

Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on My CTV Winter Walking Tips

My CTV Winter Walking Tips

I shared my winter walking tips on CTV Morning. The big message for Calgary, a city that has many snow melts due to chinooks, is get cleats! Check out the segment for some visuals.

Watch the segment here!

For regular updates on all this walking, snowshoeing and hiking be sure to follow me on Facebook! 

 

 

 

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Living a Creative Life – a story about walking in Calgary

Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Living a Creative Life – a story about walking in Calgary

Living a Creative Life – a  story about walking in Calgary

When I started Fit Frog Adventures in 1997, I never thought that walking would become the focus on my work. The business morphed from “walking for fitness” to walking for all sorts of reasons. It has been 20 years of walking related work for me and now my focus is on building communities through the simple walk. My new Walk 150 initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday will bring the city together, on foot.

Check out the article by Calgary Arts Development on my “walking work” featured here:

The Storytelling Project: Living a Creative Life
Fueling a vital, prosperous and connected city

Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 101! Shared my Snowshoe tips with CTV Morning Live Calgary viewers today. What to wear, gear and where to head out in the powder. Check out my snowshoeing blog post with all the snowshoe trail maps and avalanche awareness details at www.fitfrog.ca.

You can buy snowshoes at MEC Calgary and if you want to try them out first, then rent them and have the rental cost deducted from your purchase if you decide to buy!

 

CTV Morning Live Snowshoeing 101 Segment 

 

WAtch a video on Snowshoeing at Burstall Lakes, Kananaskis

 

Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Lori Beattie, owner or Fit Frog Adventures and author of Calgary’s Best Walks, is partnering with local charities for the WALK CALGARY initiative. Lori is donating 1500 books to local charities and working with each one of them to create a walking program for their clients.

I am happy to be part of the launch video of Mayor Nenshi’s Three Things for Canada Initiative. Facebook @threethingsforcanada

 

Learn more about WALK 150!

 

 

 

Art Brotherhood of mankindLET’S WALK!

Calgary is a walking city! Fresh, crisp air, big blue skies, nature tucked into all quadrants, hidden stairways, over 500 km of paved pathways and wonderful independent cafe’s where you can stop and recharge.  I think the best way to celebrate Canada’s birthday is to introduce Calgarians to their wonderful city, to help them meet their neighbours, to help them experience the pleasure, the perspective, that comes from taking a walk.” Lori Beattie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

I took CTV viewers on a tour of Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walksabouts this week. For those of you motivated by good coffee, food and spending time with friends, check this out. All of these cafes (and many more) are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. The social side of walking is pretty darn important (and fun!).

Watch the CTV segment here!

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Best Home and Gardens Walks

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Best Home and Gardens Walks

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Best Home and Gardens Walks

I featured some wonderful home and garden walks in my CTV segment on August 24. There are many more colourful neighbourhoods to explore in Calgary, but I cannot fit in everything in 3 minutes! The Silversprings Botanical Gardens are spectacular and if you want a longer walk when you visit them, they back onto Bowmont Park. Check out my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and follow the Bowmont Park West route and drop into Waterfall Valley after a visit to the gardens.

Watch the CTV segment here!

 

 

 

 

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Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

The Silver Springs Botanical Gardens are simply spectacular. I found out about them as I researched my CTV Homes and Gardens Walks segment, that airs tomorrow, Aug. 24, 2016. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook pages to learn more about guided garden walks and about the gardens themselves.

Upcoming FREE guided garden walk:

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:30-3 pm

Meeting in the main parking lot at 1:15 to begin the tour at 1:30. Location details 

www.facebook.com/Silverspringsbotanicalgardens

www.botanicalgardensofsilversprings.ca

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

Walking along the Bow and the Elbow Rivers, connecting communities and climbing to viewpoints, makes for some wonderful urban walking. In my CTV segment I also feature Fish Creek and the Douglasdale escarpment, The Reservoir single track pathways that dip and climb and take you away from the bustle of the city and some neighbourhood river walks with character! The routes are all in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks so grab a copy and let your self-propelled urban exploration begin!

Watch the CTV segment here!

 

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

If you are looking for some surprise on your urban walkabouts, then look no further than these quirky neighbourhoods. Not knowing what you might find around the next corner makes for a fun walk. I featured Sunnyside and Kensington, The Beltine and Connaught and Ramsay/ Inglewood in this CTV segmentAll these routes are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. But remember to deviate from my suggested route to find more surprises!

Watch the CTV Segment here!

 

 

 

 

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