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All at your own pace.
Take the next step to a stronger you.
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The answer is always to
just take one more step
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Whatever the struggle, the ache, restlessness or the big question, the solution is always to do one manageable thing. Today, it might be to step out into the sunshine. Tomorrow, it might be telling a story while stretching your legs. Soon, you will be hiking, ticking off the miles and milestones without ever gasping for breath. 

This is how Urban Paths began – with one woman walking through big transitions and realizing that she was on the road to a whole new life. Today, through Urban Paths, walking wellness coach Laura Conely guides clients of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to take their own first (and fiftieth and 5,000th) steps. 

Want to feel better in your body? Need to make a major life decision? Confused about your career, your relationships, your passions? Missing feeling like yourself? Deeply desiring more out of this one big life? 

You know the answer. 

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For all Walks of Life
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Find the Urban Paths package that fits your pace. Choose personalized one-on-one sessions, group coaching or customized parties and gatherings. Specially priced membership packages put your self-care, activity and inspiration on the calendar for up to a year at a time. 
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Paths to Success
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Book your walking wellness coach Laura Conely as a keynote speaker and conversation starter for your business, nonprofit, conference or club. She’ll share roadmaps to higher performance, motivated collaboration, and future visioning.
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Move mindfully
Urban Paths special events nourish the soul and work the soles. Take a Walkshop on productivity, teamwork and the badass benefits of taking to the trails every day. Join a Walking Book Club to explore inspiring reads while taking in your city’s most beautiful views. Commit to a 30-Day Challenge or let Laura design a custom event that will get your colleagues, clients or guests going. 

Walking Wednesday and all is well @buffalobayou park ❤️ #walkingforwellness #wellnesswalk #gowalkyourself

Walking Wednesd...

Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 for the past 8 years we have met to walk. In the beginning it was my 3 sisters and me. Then a few more family members. Then friends from church. Then new friends from all over Houston! It’s Walking Wednesday! At the end of the walk we come to these steps. If you have ever joined us or if you ever do, you will hear Betty. She does NOT LIKE these steps. And yet she, my talented sister Betty, wrote a love letter about these very steps in the above poem. Join us and see the truth in her words. ❤️ swipe left and climb UP @buffalobayou Park. #walkingwednesday #walkingforwellness #wellnesswalk #UP #stairs #poetryinmotion

Every Wednesday...

You get a different perspective on beauty when you see things on foot. Not only did this catch my eye because it was so cool looking it also captured me because of what it does. It’s a tree planting truck! New trees going in to create magic along Allen Parkway! #walkingforwellness #perspective #treesarelife #gowalkyourself

You get a diffe...

When you meet your hero the smile stays for days! Oprah agrees with me about the profound mental and physical benefits of walking in nature- she told me! @oprah #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #oprahs2020visiontour #walkwithme #takemyhand

When you meet y...

Night walking. #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #walkstar #dallas #sidewalkstories #urbanwalks

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Hey Dallas! #walkthatwalk #walkingforwellness #gowalkyourself #oprahs2020visiontour

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Wednesday Wellness Walk @buffalobayou Park! #walkingforwellness #houstonwalk #skylinewalk #gowalkyourself

Wednesday Welln...

I was about to get in my car after a wonderful walk with a client this afternoon when I saw her. I stood and watched and was awestruck with how still she stood. Then a car went by and her wings stretched out, and wow... birds are so cool! One of the many beauties of my work is being outdoors and seeing and hearing the magnificent birds! @houstonarboretum #walkingforwellness #houston #urbannature

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Follow Urban Paths Walking

  • Laura Conely has been leading Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s wellness walks since 2017. Her passion for all to enjoy the many new discoveries while walking the paths along Buffalo Bayou is infectious! Laura shares why being outside provides a better quality of life and we all at Buffalo Bayou Partnership are grateful to have her as part of the BBP family.
    Trudi Smith, Director of PR and Events, Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • The power of a story has lasting implications when shared by a master storyteller. Laura literally walked her way across the big rock moments in her life while perfectly illustrating for my team how these stepping stones pave the path to fulfilling our purpose in life. Laura's conversation left us seeking out ways to continue taking the next steps in life, regardless of the big rocks that lie in our way.
    Brent Gallagher, owner, Avenu Fit
  • Laura was wonderful! She led my co-workers and I on an hour walk along Buffalo Bayou. Even though we are at levels of fitness, she made it challenging for all of us. She pointed out interesting trees and turtles and birds. I was very stressed out when we started the walk, and ten minutes in, I felt completely relaxed and renewed. Thanks for leading us on such a wonderful walk! I definitely recommend a group walking activity for team building.
    Marlene Beita, The Council On Recovery
  • Laura’s enthusiasm kept me coming back, week after week, through the cold of winter and the heat of summer. I learned about nutrition, proper fitting shoes, self-confidence, posture, stretching. I have walked over 200 miles with Urban Paths and have lost 35 pounds. I gained strength, self-confidence and have made many friends. Wednesday night walking is my time for me, and I will keep taking the next step thanks to Laura’s vision.
    Betty, walker
  • Laura’s Urban Path walks ARE magical. On Wednesday nights, she finds a way to connect personally with each member of the walking group she regularly hosts, sometimes sharing a personal story of how she discovered a certain flower or tree, or asking the group to stop and listen mindfully to the sound of a quietly chirping cicadacircada. She knows the stories of each statue and artistic sculpture along the bayou, and invites walkers to appreciate both the humanmade and natural art in the bayou as treasures.
    Anita Cook, walker
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