Local Walking Groups

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Walking groups – Advice and Setting Up

Ideal for Healthy Conversations on the move
Switch on your Active 10 app and walk for health for an hour whilst meeting new people in the local area, learning about your gait and posture and improving your health and fitness!
The walk will include a warm up, a few neck and shoulder exercises/stretches and a couple of stretches at the end.
If you have any health concerns you can discuss them with a professional

If you do not know anything about the Active 10 app and how it works you can also find out about it and its benefits during your walk.

SampleWalk Time Table

Start 9:30 am 

9:35 am –  depart 5 mins walk and warm up stretch

9:35 am – to 10:00 – Brisk walk session 1

10:00 am –  Upper body exercise session

10:05 am – Brisk Walk session 2

10:20 am – Warm down

10:25 am – Cool Off stretches

10:30 am –  END

What to bring tips

Water Bottle (1 Litre)
Sun Hat
Sun cream
Loose, comfortable clothing
Comfortable shoes for walking – not flip-flops (gym clothes are ok)
Smart phone (if you have one/are interested in using the Active 10 app)
Warmer clothing for cooler days & for cool off session. What to wear depending on the weather

Health & Safety

Your first time at the walking group you will have to arrive 10 minutes early to read and fill in our health & safety form and disclaimer before you can join the group.

Active 10 app set up training

If you are interested in using the Active 10 app, you can arrive 10 minutes early with your smart phone to receive help and advice on how it works. Please come with pre-installation on your smart phone

Gait Assessment and Walking Improvement Training for All

Should you want your gait to be analysed, you can speak with the leader of the group and he/she can assess your gait during the walk and have a discussion about it during the walk.  You will also receive an information pack on your first walk about our gait analysis, healthy eating for healthy living and Osteopathy at the Body Back-Up Clinic

The Route

Your walk Health Review

Here is a  list of some of the health concerns we need to assess before you join the walking group.
You will be given a form to complete so we have a record of your health status. You can discuss with the osteopath leading the group who is Primary Health Trained and an AHP (Allied Health Practitioner) recognised by NHS England

  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you have diabetes?
  • Is your total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio greater than 5 to 1?
  • Do you have a history of high blood pressure?
  • Do you have a history of cardiovascular problems?
  • Do you have a family history of chronic diseases before the age of 50?
  • Are you taking any heart-related prescription drugs?
  • Do you have any chronic injury?
  • Do you eat a lot of junk food?
  • Do you have any joint, bone, or any other health issue that limits your mobility when performing physical activity?
  • Have you had chest pain while performing physical activity?
  • Are you (clinically) obese?
  • Do you take any medication on a regular basis?
  • Are you under a lot of stress?
  • Have you had a recent surgery?
  • Are you sleep deprived?

C1, Sutherland Avenue/C1 Westminster City Council

Location Code: 6216
C, Westminster City Council
Charge Times: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm
For every 10 Minutes 8:30am – 6:30pm £0.28 (0.02)
1 Hour 8:30am – 6:30pm £1.70
Charge Times: Bank Holiday
24 Hours Free

Minimum Stay: 10 min
Maximum Stay: 4 Hours.
Extendable: Up to Maximum stay.
A minimum purchase of 10 minutes applies at this location. If selecting 1-9 minutes you will be allocated and charged for the minimum purchase.
Last tariff update: 09 March 2018

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Bus route stopping outside are the 6, 187 and 414 

Nearest tube is Warwick Avenue on Bakerloo line one stop from Paddington mainline station.


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What to bring with you

It would be useful but not essential to bring the following items to your consultation:

    • GP Details and Referral Letter
    • X-Rays or Scans
    • Current medication list
    • Completed Health Insurance Forms
    • Medical Reports
    • Exercise Program

Patient Osteopath Partnership

Our Osteopaths will explain:

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Reception hours:
09:00 – 18:00 : Monday to Thursday
Friday 09:00 – 15:00

Practice Hours

Monday  10:00 – 17:00 – Robin Lansman &
17:30 – 19:30 – Marelie Mey
Tuesday 9:00 to 13:00 –  Karen Phillips
Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00 – Robin Lansman &
17:30 – 19:30 – Marelie Mey
Thursday 9:00 to 19:90 – Marelie Mey
Friday 9:00 – 13:00 – Karen Phillips

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On & Off Street Parking
Please ensure your vehicle is not blocking local Resident’s driveways or parked on pavements or grass
We have a small rear carpark to the back of your building.


Bus route 37 stops on Cookham Road.

Nearest train station is Furze Platt station.

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Reduced fee rate packages and Off Peak rates