The Redland City Walkers are celebrating their first anniversary this month.
The Heart Foundation based walking group was formed in November of last year by organiser Margaret Clodd who had previously been a member of Wello Wanderers and Stockland Cleveland Walkers groups.
When the Stockland Cleveland Walkers group grew in size Margaret decided made the decision to form a new group, the Redland City Walkers which she said now has around 15 members.
“The Redland City Walkers has 15 regular members who walk three days a week,” she said.
“We walk at a quick pace for an hour around the beautiful surrounds of Cleveland.
We are health conscious and enjoy walking together for the social and physical benefits it offers
Once a month the group has an alternate walk which has seen them pound the pavement in places such as Stradbroke Island, Coochiemudlo Island, Redland Bay, Victoria Point, Wellington Point, Thorneside, Ormiston, Wynnum and Roma Street Gardens.
More than 24,000 Australian are now taking part in the free Heart foundation Walking program and Heart foundation CEO Stephen Vines said being active for a minimum of 30 minutes a day was important to help prevent heart disease.
“Since the program began participants have completed a staggering 5 million registered walks and now have more than 1200 walking groups across the country,” he said.