Intrepid urban walker and veteran guide, Lori Beattie is the author of Calgary’s Best Walks, CTV Morning Live Walking host, and the owner of Fit Frog Adventures. She presents to groups and companies about the pleasure of taking a walk; such a simple, pedestrian activity that has the power to help us refresh and recharge, to tap into our creativity and to connect us to our city and our communities.
Lori also enjoys chatting about her experience and success with book publishing. Calgary’s Best Walks Expanded Edition is her third book, and her first self published title.
Ask Lori to present to your group, write an article or to lead your group on a walk. Please get in touch to discuss speaker fees.
Living a creative life: Be creative, make things up, don’t follow the rules! Lori will share her experiences creating Fit Frog, writing and publishing guidebooks, and her walking initiatives that build community through walking.
Walking: Attitude Trumps Design: Getting people to walk, to incorporate walking into their lives, takes a change in attitude. First and foremost, people need to recognize the benefits of taking a walk. These benefits are wide-ranging. And while improving the built environment to make walking safer and more pleasing can encourage walking, it does not address the real barrier of busyness in our culture. Walking is inherently slow and in our multi-tasking society, it is perceived to be inefficient and an inconvenience. A leisure activity of a bygone era. Lori addresses these barriers to walking and shows the path to changing attitudes, one step at a time.
Calgary and the Rockies, best hikes and walks: A visual tour of the best walking, hiking, snowshoeing and ice walks in Calgary, the foothills and the Southern Rockies.
Calgary’s Best Walks: Lori takes the audience on a visual tour of the best walks of Calgary. She highlights all the reasons to take a walk, from the great Cafe stops to the urban wilderness, hidden pathways, stairways, and the quirky neighbourhoods.
Guidebook publishing 101: From writing to map making, printing to distribution and marketing!
Presentation & workshop options
- 30 minute- 1.5 hour presentations
- 1/2 day workshops & walkshops
- Full day: 1/2 day workshop and 1/2 day walkshop