Chamber puts best foot forward as it launches ‘Netwalk’ get active programme
Waterford Chamber is putting its best foot forward to launch a new get healthy and active six week programme called ‘Chamber Netwalk’.
The aim of the initiative is to encourage the business community to get out and walk, while also using the opportunity to network and above all raise awareness about cardiac care.
Starting next Wednesday, January 22, Waterford Chamber will be organising lunch-time net-walking from William Vincent Wallace Plaza at 1pm for a 30-minute walk around the city.
“We are all too aware about the shortcomings in our cardiac care facilities in Waterford, so this programme, is all about prevention rather than cure,” Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley says.
“We are all guilty of leading sedentary lives during the working week, so we want to motivate the business community to get out and just take 30 minutes each Wednesday to look after themselves.
“Our cardiac healthcare here is a major concern for everyone and we hope these walks will also help raise awareness of the situation.”
Leading the first walk is former Waterford Senior hurler and owner of Inspiring Excellence Shane O’Sullivan.
“Taking the first steps are always the hardest but by even committing to a 30 minute walk once a week can only have a positive effect,” said Shane.
“The new year always brings its own motivation but by joining a walking group with friends and colleagues will encourage you all the more.
“Each leader will choose their own route and who knows, we may even uncover some hidden gems throughout the city along the way.”
To register for Chamber Netwalk, please log on to www.waterfordchamber.ie
Picture: Mayor of Waterford, Cllr John Pratt, former Waterford hurler Shane O’Sullivan and Waterford Chamber President Jonathan Earl with Chamber Board members and executives launch Chamber Netwalk, which will take place each Wednesday at 1pm for the next six weeks. Photo: David Murphy