This one-semester course helps students establish a regular walking program for health and fitness. Walking is appropriate for students of all fitness levels and is a great way to maintain a moderately active lifestyle. In addition to reviewing fundamental principles of fitness, students learn about goals and motivation, levels of training, walking mechanics, safety and injury prevention, appropriate attire, walking in the elements, good nutrition and hydration, and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post-fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving walking, as well as elements of resistance training and flexibility. Unit 1: Getting Started; Fitness Assessment & Analysis, Getting Started, Training Plan, Motivation & Goal Setting. Unit 2: Walking Mechanics; Warm Up & Cool Down, Walking Technique, Principles & Training Zones. Unit 3: Safety & Equipment; Rules & Safety, Walking in the Elements, Walking Shoes & Equipment. Unit 4: The Walking Scene; Benefits of Walking, Speed Training & Race Walking. Unit 5: Overall Wellness; Diet & Exercise, Cross Training. Unit 6: Post Assessment; Post Assessment.