I am an International Nordic Walking Association (INWA) approved instructor. I teach on a 1:1 basis and, with my physiotherapist expertise, am in a perfect position to assess individual ability.
Nordic walking uses a technique that is similar to the upper body action of cross country skiing. Using specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience, Nordic walking is a whole-body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels.
- burns up to 46% more calories than walking without poles
- releases tension in the neck and shoulders
- improves posture and gait
- strengthens back and abdominal muscles
- tightens and shapes upper arms
- reduces impact on joints
To find out more contact: britishnordicwalking.org.uk
is nordic walking for me?
- Nordic walking is accessible to people of any fitness level. It’s ideal for those who haven’t exercised for a while or dislike traditional sports or gym activities.
- Athletes can use Nordic Walking for cross training and incorporate Nordic running.
- Nordic walking can help in post injury rehabilitation.
- Community groups find Nordic walking a sociable and enjoyable way to keep fit or shed a few pounds.
- Nordic Walking can help with many health issues including repetitive strain injury and osteoporosis and is highly beneficial following hip replacements or breast cancer surgery.
If you can walk – you can Nordic Walk!