About Us

 

“I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there spiritually” – Henry David Thoreau

Thank you so much for visiting our site today. We appreciate you giving us a look and hope we can be of service to you. Hi my name is Dr. Max Logan, D.B.A., M.Ed. and I am president of GraceWalks. I would like to share a little about myself and how GraceWalks came to be. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work in several career fields ranging from social work to education to business. I have a masters in education and a doctorate in business management with a concentration in mentoring and coaching. But through the years there has been one  consistent ingredient I have found to be essential to success. That ingredient  is the ability to protect and optimize our health. Without good health, there is no success in any area of our lives. At GraceWalks we want to support you and keep you at your best by providing trainings and activities that have been researched and proven to bring successful results. We understand that your time is valuable and limited; so we are committed to continuously researching activities and methods that give you the greatest value and productivity.  

Trainings and Activities

Regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your body👣

Research continues to pour in on the benefits of regular exercise to not only our body but also our brain. Regular exercise like walking and running reduce the odds of developing cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes. Also, it has been proven to help reduce weight gain, lower our blood pressure, prevent depression and just make us feel better overall. 

In addition, even more recent research indicates that regular walking, specifically aerobic walking and running can boost the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning and according to Harvard Health Publishing, a new case study indicates it can possibly reduce and/or help prevent dementia, a growing global problem.The article estimates that by the year 2050, more than 115 million people will have dementia worldwide. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/regular-exercise-changes-brain-improve-memory-thinking-skills-201404097110

So why with all this research on the benefits of walking and running regularly do most of us not do it!

The number one reasons is we may start out with enthusiasm but too often we become injured and often times it becomes difficult to begin again. Running itself is one of the most injury prone sports and once we stop, it becomes difficult to build up the stamina again to continue a regular program, which is essential to keeping the health benefits gained from regular exercise. Walking, particularly aerobic or fitness walking (which give the greatest health benefits) can also cause injury if our bodies are not positioned in a way that moves the body forward properly.

Chi Coaching with ChiWalking and ChiRunning is a safe and energy efficient way to develop a regular exercise practice that is safe and allows your body to be more energy efficient. So now you can enjoy your walking and running practice without fear of injury and have more fun because you now have more energy to spare. Both techniques are unique, combining traditional walking and running with the powerful and life changing focuses of Tai Chi for a whole new level of fitness. You are able to progress your fitness goals and move from walking to running if you so desire. 

So if the demands of your job or life requires you to learn fast, deal with stress, be alert, pay attention, remember important things, and keep a positive mood, then you must take exercise more seriously.

Brandon Burchard, “High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way” 

The technique of ChiRunning and ChiWalking were developed by ultra-marathoner, Danny Dreyer, along with his wife Katherine Dreyer.       

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves –  THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

  • Our Success Principles Trainings are foundational and based on the work of International author, speaker, coach and trainer, Jack Canfield. Also, along with our research and experiences and the research of other top educators, trainers, coaches, and psychologist  around the world. This level of training is proven to take you from where you are to your next level of achievement and productivity, without sacrificing your joy and commitment to service along the way. We also train you and support your efforts to bring teams together to achieve strategic performance milestones and succession planning.  

 

  • Healthy Communities / Fitter World (HCFW) is a non-profit company that assists communities in finding solutions to concerns that affect our health and wellbeing. 

Making a Difference One Footstep and Wheel Turn At a Time!

 

If you would like to learn more about how this can work for you, please contact me, Max Logan at 813-728-6436 or email me at gracewalks@icloud.com for further information.

“Don’t ask what it is that life can do for you… Ask instead what you can do for life.”  –  Dr. Victor Frankl, M.D., Ph.D  

Walk on…Lean in…Run and NEVER GIVE UP!      

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813-728-6436 or email me at gracewalks@icloud.com