Lori presents The Walking Habit



Lori Beattie

is the best-selling author of Calgary’s Best Walks (2015), Calgary’s Best Hikes and Walks and Calgary’s Best Bike Rides and Trails, owner of Fit Frog Adventures, a walking company, and CTV Morning Live Walking Wednesday host. Nicknamed the “Queen of the Urban Hike” by the Calgary Herald, Lori’s upbeat message inspires audiences to slow the pace and to take a walk. She shares her thoughts on how the simple walk, left, right, left, right, makes our lives happier and our cities more vibrant. Lori also writes for magazines and newspapers about integrating activity into every day and she leads groups on walkabouts in Calgary and the mountains. Ask Lori to present to your group, write an article or to lead your group on a walk in Calgary.






The Walking Habit: An inspiring presentation about how to change attitudes, perceptions and behaviours, one-step at a time

 Calgary’s Best Walks: An upbeat and visually inspiring presentation that takes the audience on a Calgary walkabout, through parks, neighbourhoods to cafes and hidden stairways. Explore Calgary on foot!



Presentation and “walkshop” options

  • 30 minute- 1.5 hour presentations




Speaker Fees: Please contact Lori for speaker fees

Custom Walk Fees & Description





Why take a walk?

For fun, to explore your city, your parks, your neighbourhoods.

To be social with friends and family. Walking is the perfect time to chat.

For exercise and general fitness maintenance. Walking is preventative, it will keep you out of the hospital, but also keeps you fit for future active pursuits, like hiking in the Rockies.

For transportation. Walk to get your groceries, walk to school or to the office.

Walk to disconnect from the electronics. To go slow on purpose, to relax.

To be immersed in nature. “There is no wi-fi in the first, but trust me, you’ll find a better connection”

To connect with the vibrancy of the city; the great shops and eats. The Downtown art walk, the energy of 17 Avenue and 4 St or Kensington Road.

To have a mini-adventure close to home. To connect the city in a way not possible by car. To discover hidden pathways, and trails, stairways and viewpoints and even restaurants and cafe’s.

Why walk you ask? Walking is wellness! Check out Doc. Evans on YouTube 23 1/2 hours.