What is Nordic Walking?
Nordic walking is similar to cross country skiing without the ski's and was originally a summer training regime for cross country skiers. It's based on using specially designed walking poles in a way that harnesses the power of the upper body to propel you forward as you walk.
It is now a recognised way to turn a walk into a whole body exercise that can be done anywhere by anybody.
The increased stability and reduced joint loading by the poles has the potential to improve the exercise performance for many who might experience discomfort during other forms of exercise. Nordic Walking is a perfect activity to combine the mental health benefits of effective exercise with those of being outside. It also exercises 90% of your body's muscles and decreases neck and shoulder tension as well as reducing pressure on the knees and joints. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels!
Some of the many benefits of Nordic Walking:
. Improves posture and upper body strength. Poles immediately encourage better posture and engage a greater proportion of the upper body muscles.
. Nordic Walking is also very effective at engaging the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles that provide core stability.
. It burns 46% more calories than ordinary walking.
. It has 15% less impact on your knees.
. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Special offer: For 2 x two hour sessions Learn To Nordic Walk course held on two separate days: £45
(Maximum 3 people per session and all poles are provided).
Bring a friend or family member to learn together and both receive a 10% discount!