One Million Women Walking

One Million Women Walking is a grassroots women’s health movement. We help women transform their lives by simply walking.

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One Million Women Walking(1MWW)

A grassroots women’s health movement.

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The 1MWW mission--to inspire and empower one million women to transform their lives by simply walking--is fulfilled through the 1MWW programs. Our  programs meet the challenge of women getting the exercise they need on a daily basis. We women know we need to exercise to be healthy but with the multiple roles we play on a daily basis, we find there’s little time to care for ourselves. That’s a problem. That’s where walking and the 1MWW programs come in!

We’re online at One Million Women Walking, and growing the movement on our 1MWW Facebook page. We talk our walk at Solvitur Ambulando, the 1MWW blog. (Solvitur Ambulando means, “It is solved by walking.”) We are based in Nashville, Tennessee, with team members in Hudson, Wisconsin, and Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Our Crowdfunding Campaign

The 1MWW fundraising goal is $5,000. We will use the money to create the video lessons for our Walk on the Wild Side program--approximately $2,000--and to create graphics for the Walk on the Wild Side Planner--$1,200. The remaining funds will go to ongoing marketing/business expenses such as website hosting, Lead Pages, Drip, Hootsuite, and Facebook advertising. We hope to raise enough to finish our programs, cover operating expenses, and reach women and businesses through social media and traditional marketing.

Our live events include:

Our programs are multiple live events and the hybrid e-course Walk on the Wild Side: 66 Days to A Happier, Healthier You.

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Walk on the Wild Side, our hybrid e-course, guides women through creating and implementing a daily walking plan. This program has four primary components:
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The Walk on the Wild Side Planner is mailed to women enrolled in the program. Walk on the Wild Side Video Lessons, ongoing support, and community are all found on our invitation-only Facebook page, Walking Women.

The 1MWW programs follow a step-by-step system that takes women who need to exercise from being worried about their health, frustrated that they’re not exercising (or exercising enough), feeling guilty and ashamed, to slimmer, stronger, sexier, and self-confident in just 66 days. By simply walking.

#DYK

Did you know walking is the number one doctor-prescribed form of exercise in the United States? Why? Because walking works. A regular walking habit addresses the most prevalent and deadly health problems women face today. And walking is inexpensive, immediate, and highly effective. So why aren’t more women walking?

Why Aren't Women Walking?

Lack of motivation.Lack of accountability.Lack of support.Lack of time.Lack of information and understanding about walking.

There are plenty of suggestions out there about how to start walking or incorporate walking into your life. And there are great gadgets like standing desks and fitness trackers. And there are myriad research papers and reports on the benefits of walking. We know, we’ve read them. (They’re a bit dry . . . )

But, walking programs that educate, inspire, empower, and support women for the time it takes to form a new habit (66 days) simply didn’t exist. Until now.

We set out to create step-by-step, consumable, meaningful walking “products” delivered in doable chunks. We want the women in our programs to experience nibbles of success from the get-go. We’ve created a grassroots women’s health movement accomplished by walking and fueled by caring. Walking might not be as sexy as yoga or Pilates, but it is an incredibly effective and extremely powerful transformational workout. I call walking the women’s all-in-one multi-tasking miracle.

The 1MWW programs are perfect for women who:
The 1MWW programs are perfect for women who_

The 1MWW programs offer a breakthrough in exercise--the same breakthrough I discovered in the absolute depths of a total life breakdown.

Walking got me through divorce, unemployment, leaving my home, and much more. Despite the mess my life was in, daily walking increased my strength and stamina, helped me lose weight, allowed me to problem solve and think more clearly--plus I was sleeping like a baby. Most telling for me was that I didn’t spiral into clinical depression during those years. That’s huge because I’ve suffered from depression since my teens. Walking literally saved my life and as a result, I’m a devoted daily walker.
Then when I started seeing scientific reports about the life-changing and life-saving benefits of walking, I became passionate about getting other women walking!
I’m an author, researcher and strategic planner so even though I wasn’t exactly sure how I’d get other women walking, I did what researchers do--I turned to the experts--you, other women! I talked to women who are daily walkers and found out what keeps them walking. I talked to women who’ve fallen off the walking wagon and found out what derailed them. I talked to women who know they should be walking and learned about their obstacles and what it would take to get them walking. Then I went to my two favorite collaborators, my sister and my mom, to brainstorm.

My sister Amy Bayard is a mechanical engineer, scientist, blogger, author, mom and private tutor. She’s a lover of research, process, and connections. Our mom, Donna Miller, is a retired educator, author, community activist, and amazing grandmother! Mom loves learning, teaching, and empowering others to have life-changing “a-ha” moments. Both my sister and our mother are walking women who live active, healthy, fulfilling lives. They are my team members in 1MWW who bring invaluable expertise to the movement. Amy lives on beautiful Anna Maria Island in Florida and Mom lives in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Together Amy, Mom, and I reviewed the scientific research on walking, my own walking breakthrough, the expert feedback I’d gotten from women, and my desire to get more women walking. We did a lot of walking, talking, strategizing, planning, learning, and creating. 1MWW is the result!

The 1MWW Team

One Million Women Walking solves the problem of how women can get the exercise they need on a daily basis. But the benefits of walking go much further than our health. Walking transforms women’s lives physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually. And that’s what women have told us they want. In very candid moments, women say they really, truly want to lose weight, get healthy, and feel good about how they look and feel. To like the woman they see in the mirror, maybe even love her . . .

Help us help women transform their lives by walking. Please contribute to 1MWW today.

Updates

The Project FAQs

The Project FAQ’s

Q. How much money are you raising and how will you spend it?

A. The 1MWW fundraising goal is $5,000. We will use the money to create the video lessons for our Walk on the Wild Side program--approximately $2,000--and to create graphics for the Walk on the Wild Side Planner--$1,200. The remaining funds will go to ongoing marketing/business expenses such as website hosting, Lead Pages, Drip, Hootsuite, and Facebook advertising. We hope to raise enough to finish our programs, cover operating expenses, and reach women and businesses through social media and traditional marketing.

Q. What are the biggest challenges 1MWW is facing?

A. Walking can be a underestimated form of exercise. Many women believe walking isn’t “real exercise” or isn’t “enough to make a difference”. Those perceptions are wrong. Walking may not be sexy like yoga or Pilates but daily walking does create a stronger core, and a stronger core creates better orgasms. So we educate one step (and one bad pun) at a time. Our FREE REPORT, The Truth About Women Walking is a great educational tool.The Truth About Women Walking

Another challenge is one that most start-ups face: not enough time in the day. While my sister and mom are team members and fantastic collaborators, I’m the day-to-day woman of the business. I wear all the hats--marketing, PR, sales, etc., and there’s not enough time to get it all done. Fortunately I’m a daily walker, so I have plenty of energy and creativity to make up for lack of hours.

The last big challenge we face is funding. Money buys time and (see above) we don’t have enough time. Having more funding allows us to spend more on marketing and speeds up the process of finishing and delivering our programs.

Q. When will the Programs be available?
A. Walk on the Wild Side will be finished in June, 2017. That’s a conservative (some would say “realistic”) estimate. It could be sooner with more funding available. All of the 1MWW live events will be available May 1, 2017. However, many of the live events are already available now. Get in touch via our contact page for more info.

04/25/2017
Walk on the Wild Side!
$500
04/19/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
04/12/2017
Walk on the Wild Side!
$77
04/11/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
03/31/2017
Walking On Water
$50
03/31/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$20
03/29/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10
03/28/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
03/28/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
03/25/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$20
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
20 Supporters
Contribute
$7
Really Good News

Did you know that a 25 minute daily brisk walk can add up to seven years to your life! Now THAT’S good news!

0 Supporters
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$25
Walking Works

You will receive our 1MWW special report and discover what walking does for your health and quality of life. You’ll be blown away with the surprising life-changing and life-saving benefits of walking plus you’ll love our “how to get started today” tips! (Est. Delivery Date: April 2017)

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Walking On Water

You’ll receive a copy of Walking Works plus a stainless steel 1MWW water bottle to keep you hydrated and happy as you walk your way to a whole new you. (Est. Delivery Date: May 2017)

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$77
Walk on the Wild Side!

You’re getting our signature program! The price of Walk on the Wild Side will be $97 when we launch this spring, so get it for $77 now! This 1MWW hybrid/e-course guides you through creating and implementing a daily walking plan. The program has four components: The Walk on the Wild Side Planner, Walk on the Wild Side Video Lessons, ongoing support and guidance from Laura Boulay, founder of 1MWW, and community and camaraderie with other women in the program. The Walk on the Wild Side Planner is mailed to women enrolled in the program. Walk on the Wild Side Video Lessons, ongoing support, and community are all found on our invitation-only Facebook page, Walking Women. We can’t wait to walk with you! (Est. Delivery Date: May 2017)

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2 Supporters
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$100
Walk on the Wild Side + Personal Walking Makeover!

You’ll receive our signature program Walk on the Wild Side and a one-hour in-person walking makeover with 1MWW founder Laura Boulay. We’ll dig in and find your best walking routes, best walking buddies, and jump start your walking by taking a walk together. (Nashville only.)

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$150
Make Every Step Count--Count Your Steps!

You will receive Walking Works--our 1MWW special report--plus a FitBit Flex! Make every step count by counting your steps with a FitBit Flex and your new knowledge of what every step is doing for your health and quality of life! Est. Delivery Date May 2017

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0 Supporters
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$200
Walk On The Wild Side Sponsor

Your name and company logo (if you’re a business) on the sponsor page in our Walk on the Wild Side planner and Walking Works Webinar. You will be listed on the sponsor page on our website, plus social media shout outs in a blog post on Solvitur Ambulando our blog, and on our public and invitation only Facebook pages.

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1 Supporter
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$397
VIP Half Day Walk on the Wild Side Workshop (Nashville only)

You’ll spend a half day (9-12:30) with 1MWW founder Laura Boulay in this intensive workshop. This workshop, which includes the Walk on the Wild Side program, will jump start your life transformation. Be prepared for a fast-past, get-going, life-changing experience. The price of this workshop will be $497 when we launch this spring. Come ready to walk, learn, grow and laugh.

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0 Supporters
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$897
VIP Full Day Walk on the Wild Side Workshop (Nashville only)

You’ll spend a full day (9-3:30) with 1MWW founder Laura Boulay in this intensive deep-dive workshop. This workshop, which includes the Walk on the Wild Side program, will jump start your life transformation. Be prepared for a fast-past, get-going, life-changing experience. The price of this workshop will be $1,297 when we launch this spring. Come ready to walk, learn, grow and laugh.

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$1,497
Walking Works @ Work (Nashville only)

1MWW founder Laura Boulay will come to your workplace and share Walking Works @ Work (WW@W) an informative, revealing, amusing and educational interactive hourlong event. WW@W shows you and your team how walking will help you increase creativity and productivity while lowering stress and health costs.The price of this event will be $1,797 when we launch this spring.

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$2,997
Walking Works @ Work Customized Program (Nashville only)

1MWW founder Laura Boulay will design and deliver a custom walking program for your company. The cost of this program will be $5,997 when we launch this spring.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
20 Supporters
Contribute
$7
Really Good News

Did you know that a 25 minute daily brisk walk can add up to seven years to your life! Now THAT’S good news!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Walking Works

You will receive our 1MWW special report and discover what walking does for your health and quality of life. You’ll be blown away with the surprising life-changing and life-saving benefits of walking plus you’ll love our “how to get started today” tips! (Est. Delivery Date: April 2017)

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Walking On Water

You’ll receive a copy of Walking Works plus a stainless steel 1MWW water bottle to keep you hydrated and happy as you walk your way to a whole new you. (Est. Delivery Date: May 2017)

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$77
Walk on the Wild Side!

You’re getting our signature program! The price of Walk on the Wild Side will be $97 when we launch this spring, so get it for $77 now! This 1MWW hybrid/e-course guides you through creating and implementing a daily walking plan. The program has four components: The Walk on the Wild Side Planner, Walk on the Wild Side Video Lessons, ongoing support and guidance from Laura Boulay, founder of 1MWW, and community and camaraderie with other women in the program. The Walk on the Wild Side Planner is mailed to women enrolled in the program. Walk on the Wild Side Video Lessons, ongoing support, and community are all found on our invitation-only Facebook page, Walking Women. We can’t wait to walk with you! (Est. Delivery Date: May 2017)

148 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Walk on the Wild Side + Personal Walking Makeover!

You’ll receive our signature program Walk on the Wild Side and a one-hour in-person walking makeover with 1MWW founder Laura Boulay. We’ll dig in and find your best walking routes, best walking buddies, and jump start your walking by taking a walk together. (Nashville only.)

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
$150
Make Every Step Count--Count Your Steps!

You will receive Walking Works--our 1MWW special report--plus a FitBit Flex! Make every step count by counting your steps with a FitBit Flex and your new knowledge of what every step is doing for your health and quality of life! Est. Delivery Date May 2017

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Walk On The Wild Side Sponsor

Your name and company logo (if you’re a business) on the sponsor page in our Walk on the Wild Side planner and Walking Works Webinar. You will be listed on the sponsor page on our website, plus social media shout outs in a blog post on Solvitur Ambulando our blog, and on our public and invitation only Facebook pages.

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$397
VIP Half Day Walk on the Wild Side Workshop (Nashville only)

You’ll spend a half day (9-12:30) with 1MWW founder Laura Boulay in this intensive workshop. This workshop, which includes the Walk on the Wild Side program, will jump start your life transformation. Be prepared for a fast-past, get-going, life-changing experience. The price of this workshop will be $497 when we launch this spring. Come ready to walk, learn, grow and laugh.

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$897
VIP Full Day Walk on the Wild Side Workshop (Nashville only)

You’ll spend a full day (9-3:30) with 1MWW founder Laura Boulay in this intensive deep-dive workshop. This workshop, which includes the Walk on the Wild Side program, will jump start your life transformation. Be prepared for a fast-past, get-going, life-changing experience. The price of this workshop will be $1,297 when we launch this spring. Come ready to walk, learn, grow and laugh.

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,497
Walking Works @ Work (Nashville only)

1MWW founder Laura Boulay will come to your workplace and share Walking Works @ Work (WW@W) an informative, revealing, amusing and educational interactive hourlong event. WW@W shows you and your team how walking will help you increase creativity and productivity while lowering stress and health costs.The price of this event will be $1,797 when we launch this spring.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,997
Walking Works @ Work Customized Program (Nashville only)

1MWW founder Laura Boulay will design and deliver a custom walking program for your company. The cost of this program will be $5,997 when we launch this spring.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward