From the couch to The Big Walk: ECR's 5 workout tips for 2024

From the couch to The Big Walk: ECR's 5 workout tips for 2024

Have you been contemplating getting your fitness on but just don't know where to start? Have no fear, we have you covered. 

KZN Big Walk Start of the race
KZN Big Walk Start of the race/Instagram/@EastCoastRadio

In celebration of the upcoming Suncoast East Coast Radio Big Walk, we have searched far and wide to bring you the best tips to get you off the couch. 

1. Start super small

Small progress each and every day will lead to results. Even if it's five minutes of a home workout or taking a slow stroll of a few meters, it helps. All you have to do is just start.

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2. Look the part 

By no means do we suggest that you blow the bank on some expensive workout gear, but being comfortable and wearing clothes that won't chafe will help you take a step in the right direction. If you look the part you will feel the part. 

3. Get a great playlist going 

Searching your music provider of choice for some upbeat music to get you going will ignite a desire for moving you body. Don't forget you can always tune in and join your friends at East Coast Radio. 

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Spot yourself! All the pictures from the Big Walk 2023
Spot yourself! All the pictures from the Big Walk 2023/ ECR

4. Get a buddy 

Having someone to hold you accountable will ensure you do not fall into a slump of not feeling like doing anything. Doing a simple workout is made better when you have other people around you. Another suggestion would be to join a beginner fitness class. 

5. Walk, walk, walk

Walking is a low impact exercise that provides incredible health benefits. If you start your journey now, you will be walking 5km in no time. We do hope you join us on 26 May 2024. It will be one to remember!

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Here's what you need to know: 

The Suncoast East Coast Radio Big Walk aims to bring families and friends together to create memorable experiences. The event will take place on 26 May 2024 and will start at uShaka, continue past Suncoast, and end at Moses Mabhida (People's Park).

Participants can choose between the 5km and 10km routes and can purchase tickets online HERE.

Ticket sales for the Suncoast East Coast Radio Big Walk are officially open. Purchase yours by clicking on the image below:

Suncoast Coast ECR Big Walk


  1. Listen to East Coast Radio on the FM (frequency modulation) spectrum between 94 and 95 FM on your radio.
  2. Listen live to ECR by clicking here or download the ECR App (iOS/Android).
  3. Listen to East Coast Radio on the DStv audio bouquet, channel 836. 
  4. Switch to the audio bouquet on your Openview decoder and browse to channel 606
  5. Listen to us on Amazon Alexa

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