Hello, my name is Bob Arnett. I was born in Indiana, but lived in Florida, Maryland and Virginia, all by the time I was ten. Then our family made the decision to relocate to California, where I grew up on the South Central Coast. I graduated from San Francisco State College in 1972, with a degree in Physical Education. Enter the Walkablock concept
As fate would have it, I went into the restaurant business, a career that spanned almost 25 years. During the course of those years, I managed restaurants in San Francisco, Oakland, LA, Kauai, Maui, New Port Beach Dallas, Fort Worth, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. I've overseen parties for President Bush at the White House, Mary Kay Ashe, Ross Perot, Prince Ranier and numerous others.
I have two terrific sons, of whom I am extremely proud. They were both born on Islands (a little trivia). I am also blessed with two incredible parents, Bill and Dottie, who were a solid source of moral support and love throughout my
life. I have two brothers Bill and Brad with wonderful families. In 1998 I met
a lady named Sybil and we fell in love and I was re-married in 2001. All in all, I have been truly blessed, as my life has been completely full of living, and the years, well spent. I am very appreciative of my time thus far.
I have always had this desire to
work with people, with hopes of directing them toward developing healthier lifestyles. And a healthier lifestyle entails addressing both the mind and the body, and providing activities that enable both to thrive. To meet this challenge has been my dream for many years. As a college student, I elected to be a PE teacher, as opposed to a coach. This was because I had the feeling that if you were not an athlete you were not treated as well, thus, motivation for the average guy to understand the importance of health and activity in his daily life was not developed. Although life led me to a successful
career in the restaurant business, rather than to a teaching position, my background and training greatly influenced my philosophy and the manner with which I approached my businesses, as well my employees. I have always understood that EVERYONE is due respect in the big picture. I ended up with many successful restaurants and, more importantly, a great many friends.
My greatest strength lies in developing teams of people working together, because they choose to, rather than being required to. This was--and remains--incredibly satisfying for me. However, I still have that
push in me to work with the average person to develop a stronger, healthier mind & body relationship, the kind that can withstand life challenges.
My Walkablock Program first started in Fort Worth, TX., where I wrote a walking and exercise program to get myself back into shape, after years of neglecting my own health by not including in my daily life those healthy habits necessary to becoming and staying physically fit.
The Walkablock Club of America, although
semi-dormant since 1987, has remained my dream over the years--a dream whose time has arrived! The Internet has opened many doors of possibilities to dreamers such as myself, and I am taking full advantage of this good fortune, in creating a club that is all I ever envisioned. This may seem a little idealistic, SO BE IT. With the spark rekindled, all that is necessary are people to share in the dream of
America Walking Together.
Together, we can make WALKABLOCK CLUB OF AMERICA the club where average people across the US are walking their way to
above average lives as friends.
Walk, even if you only Walkablock