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Power walking or speed walking, known in Italy as Fitwalking, is the "art of walking". The English term literally means "walking for physical fitness"; it is the common denominator of all walking activities that go beyond normal daily locomotion and become sports, leisure, relaxation, fun, fitness, health and wellness activities.

Fit-walking is the act of walking with a speed at the upper end of the natural range for the walking gait, typically 6 to 9 km/h. To qualify as power walking as opposed to jogging or running, at least one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times. It is an excellent form of exercise for burning calories with a lower risk of injury than running.

Fitwalking is a philosophy that accompanies everyday life, making it more alive, more balanced and rhythmic. It's a way of life that allows you tackle everyday life at the right pace, with the right rhythm, in a perfect balance with the world around you. 

Fitwalking was born in Italy in the summer of 2001, thanks to Maurizio Damilano, the Olympic champion from Piedmont, who, together with his brother Giorgio, fans of walking and marching, and various researchers in the medical-sports field, had the idea of creating the project. The initial prerequisites are a passion for the world of walking but, in particular, the proposal also in Italy of a new way of walking which, while not being competitive, maintains the characteristics of a sporting activity at all levels.