Walking is a great way to meet new people, see new places and be active and healthy.
Being active on a regular basis is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and walking is a great way to look after your heart.
Regular walking helps:
- improve physical and mental health by being more physically active
- reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke and helps prevent and control diabetes
- improve balance and coordination, reducing risks of falls and other injuries
- manage weight, blood pressure and blood cholesterol
- meet people and make new friends.
Join a walking group
Get involved in one of the many Heart Foundation walking groups in Logan for free.
Joining your local group is a great way to meet new people, see new places and get active and healthy. To join a walking group, simply attend one of the sessions below or contact the walk organiser for further information. You can also search for a walking group in your local area by visiting the Heart Foundation Walking website and entering your postcode.
Indoor walking groups
|Group||Contact||Walk details||Meeting place|
|Woodridge Wanderers||07 3209 4826||Monday to Friday at 7 am||Logan Central Plaza, Logan Central, middle entrance near Venus Cafe|
Outdoor walking groups
|Group||Contact||Walk details||Meeting place|
|ATSI Deadly Walking Group||3240 8940||Wednesday and Friday at 9 am (times may vary, please call to confirm start time)||Logan Gardens (behind Logan City PCYC)|
|Berrinba Trail Blazers||0472 688 190||Monday to Friday at 7 am||Carpark at Berrinba Wetlands (Wayne Goss Drive)|
|Daisy Hill||0408 181 050||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 3.30 pm||Various locations|
|Loganlea Walkers and Proud of it!||3388 5348||Various days and times||Various locations|
|parkrun Berrinba Wetlands (walkers welcome)||www.parkrun.com.au||Saturday at 7 am||Berrinba Wetlands, Wayne Goss Drive, Browns Plains|
|parkrun Beenleigh||www.parkrun.com.au||Saturday at 7 am||Logan River Parklands, Blackbird Street, Beenleigh|
|parkrun Greenbank||www.parkrun.com.au||Saturday at 7 am||Spring Mountain Reserve Park, Greenbank|
|parkrun Meadowbrook||www.parkrun.com.au||Saturday at 7 am||Riverdale Park, Armstrong Road, Meadowbrook|
|parkrun Underwood||www.parkrun.com.au||Saturday at 7 am||Underwood Park, Underwood|
|parkrun Yarrabilba||www.parkrun.com.au||Saturday at 7 am||Darlington Parklands, Yarrabilba Drive, Yarrabilba|
|Rochedale Go-Getters||0422 445 130||Monday and Thursday at 4.30 pm||Gazebo, Underwood Park, 956 Underwood Road, Priestdale|
|Rochedale South Tagalong Walkers||07 3341 5813||Monday to Friday at 6 am||Meet at 1st Sign, Underwood Park, 956 Underwood Road, Priestdale|
|Tanah Merah Morning Walkersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Monday to Friday at 6.30 am||
Meet in the IGA carpark, 8-10 Ascot Drive, Loganholme
|Windaroo Panting Paws||0409 636 117
|Sunday at 4.30 pm
Dogs encouraged to attend
|Windaroo State High School Car Park|
|Over 50's Walkers||0456 852 363||Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am (starting 6 Feb 2019)||Logan West Community Centre, 2 Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest|
Start a walking group
Starting a walking group in your area is fun and easy. You only need one other walker to start a group so if you are interested in creating your own group, please contact Council's Community Development Programming Officer on 3412 3412. You can also become a virtual walker by visiting the Heart Foundation Walking website.
Moving is Improving (Slacks Creek Corridor)
Compete with other likeminded people in the same area or around the world. It doesn't matter if you are an Olympic athlete or just want to improve your wellbeing. This is the place for you, a community of people with similar goals. You can walk, jog, run, cycle, push a pram or walk the dog. As long as you have a lifestyle tag and are registered you are good www.qorf.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1350 to go.
Your results can be seen on the website or can be sent directly to your smartphone. You can even share with friends. Check stats and see how others compare. Get rewards and offers from participating businesses.
To request your free Lifestyle tag, email Council@logan.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3412 3412.
When it arrives, go to the Moving Is Improving website and register your tag. Fit it to your joggers or walking shoes and you are good to go.
Your time between each timing point is recorded and instantly available to you through the website or to your smartphone. The split times and distances you have travelled are automatically recorded and maintained in an exercise diary. Use the website to see how you compare with others here and at other locations around the world.
- Heart Foundation Walking
- Department of Transport and Main Roads - Pedestrians and Walking
- Queensland Outdoors Recreation Federation
- parkrun website
Heart Foundation Walking is funded nationally by Fitbit and the Queensland Government.