Sacfit has the largest walking team in the region and offers a great
training program for
beginners and season veterans.
For our beginners,
we provide a
very gradual program to promote sucess as well as reduces injuries. We
individualized programs that allow you to go at your own pace. And
rather than focusing on miles, we begin our team members with timed
(miles are so overrated). Since there are no miles to worry about, you
just begin your walk and when half the allotted time has passed, you
turn around and return back.
walkers, we offer a similar program OR a program to make the transition
from walking to running.
All these factors
contribute toward improving fitness and health. But in
keeping with the Sacfit philosophy, these programs are also designed
to make getting fit an enjoyable experience. After all, if it's not
fun, what's the point?
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All Sacfit programs are designed to consider the busy schedules of
our lives. While some adjustment and priority must be made for
new undertaking, our programs ensure that you will not be consumed by
workouts. Following is our typical weekly schedule:
- Monday - Recovery Workout
- Tuesday - Specialized Workout -
Stairs or Track
- Thursday - Specialized Workout -
- Saturday - Long workout
morning workout is the "long" walk - typically a 30 to 45 minute walk
start the program and then gradually increasing in duration each
workouts consist of 25 to 30 minute walks and then only marginally
increase in duration over the season with an optional
Tuesday workout the track (CSUS or ARC or Folsom Community College).
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most important component to
sensible and safe training is not pushing too hard too soon. In
walking, that's finding the right pace. In order to find the right pace
for you, we conduct a Pace Finder walk. The Pace Finder walk is not a
race. Rather, it is easygoing walk at a
pace that is comfortable enough for you to carry on a
As you complete
your walk - anywhere from one to two miles, Sacfit coaches
record your time. Your time determines your pace
which we assign as color groups
- Red, Purple or Magenta for walkers or run/race
walkers. And from there the fun begins...