The Gratitude Walk combines the health benefits of walking with the psychological benefits of practising gratitude into one 60 minute (maximum time) walking and stretching session. Afterwards, we stop and have a chat while enjoying at cuppa at the local coffee shop.
When and Where
The walk starts at 7:00 am each Saturday morning:
1st Saturday of the month we meet at Silky Oak Espresso Strathpine, corner Buckby Street & Gympie Road Strathpine
2nd Saturday of the month we meet at Woody Point Jetty, Woody Point, we have a coffee at Letter M.
3rd Saturday of the month we meet at Silky Oak Espresso 46 Ainsdale Street, West Chermside
The Last Saturday of the month we do Pilates in the Park meet at Silky Oak Espresso Strathpine, corner Buckby Street & Gympie Road Strathpine
When there are five Saturdays in the month - the fourth Saturday we meet at Broken to Brilliant Op Shop, Shob 2B, 2-6 Railway Parade Geebung, opposite the railway station
Who can join the walk or Pilates in the Park
This group walks for respectful relationships and says No to Domestic Violence. The walk and pilates in the park offers victims, survivors, family and friends a group to connect with and to join in a free form of physical activity in a safe and supportive environment. A range of people attend the walks, which creates a great support network.
Outdoor walking and exercise groups have wide-ranging health benefits including reducing blood pressure, body fat, total cholesterol and risk of depression. The group while walking undertakes the practice of gratitude, being grateful for their surroundings and with their buddy they recount three things they are grateful for or focus on ‘What-Went-Well’ during the week. This exercise is also known as the ‘Three Blessings’. Being grateful and practising gratitude helps to increase happiness and reduce depression. Walking with a group also reduces social isolation and increases feelings of connectedness.