Walking Moai are walking groups or teams that blend two of the Power 9 principles together: Move Naturally, (walking) with Right Tribe, (building social connections - like a 'Moai").
The term "Moai" comes from the Okinawan culture where at five years of age, children are put into groups with four or five other children. These groups, called “Moai” develop lifelong friendships. They are socially connected people who move through life together, celebrating good times and supporting each other through the challenging times, offering support, friendship and encouragement along the way.
In the same manner, the Blue Zones Project "Walking Moai" are groups of people coming together to share life stories and walk at the same time, allowing participants to build the right tribe while getting fit and having fun.
To date, the Blue Zones Project Vitality City has had over 1,500 participants in the Walking Moai program. Many have celebrated a year in walking together as a group since the inception of the program in April 2011.
At the Walking Moai sign-up event, you will be placed in groups according to the speed in which you like to walk, time of day you prefer to walk and be matched with others who live or work in close proximity to you.
In addition, there will be a Blue Zones Project Expo where you can learn about events and activities in the Blue Zones Project Beach Cities area.
At the end of the event a raffle will be held where four lucky winners will go home with either:
1. A $ 50.00 gift certificate to the South Bay Galleria
2. A $ 25.00 gift certificate to one of the Blue Zones Restaurants
3. "The Blue Zones" book written by, Dan Buettner, with study guide
4. "The Power of Purpose" book written by, Richard Leider, with purpose cards
What a great way to spend an hour or two and complete a pledge item!
Completing a pledge action is the way you can do your part to help the Beach Cities become the world's first Blue Zones Community and it's easy:
1. Sign up online at www.bluezonesproject.com
2. Commit to completing a pledge action
3. Complete the pledge action and record the action completed online