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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is an enhancement on regular walking but using poles.

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Walking

An Overview of Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.

Benefits

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you: burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles, release tension in the neck and shoulders, improve your posture and gait, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles and reduce the impact on the joints. Because Nordic Walking doesn't feel like hard work, you'll be happy to walk further and for longer.

Costs

It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Equipment

Getting the correct poles is the most important thing to concentrate on when starting to Nordic Walk - it is also important not to confuse these with ordinary trekking or walking poles. Nordic Walking poles have 3 main components: the Pole Shaft, the Grip / Hand strap and the Basket / Paw.

Facts

Nordic Walking was originally a training regime for cross country skiers

Find Nordic Walking Activities Near You

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British Nordic Walking CIC

Contact Name
Dr Catherine Hughes
Contact Email
info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01332 50 49 49

Nordic Walking UK

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
info@nordicwalking.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0845 260 9339
British Nordic Walking CIC

British Nordic Walking CIC

British Nordic Walking sets up Nordic Walking groups in the community for the general public and for specific long term condition/disability groups. The organisation trains volunteers and paid coaches to become Nordic Walking instructors and Nordic Walk

Nordic Walk

Nordic Walk

Ongoing Nordic Walking Class.
Goals:
- learning how to do Nordic Walking
- getting active
- enjoying nature
- socialising
- recharge for everyday life
- boosting mental and physical health

Nordic Walk

Nordic Walk

Ongoing Nordic Walking Class.
Goals:
- learning how to do Nordic Walking
- getting active
- enjoying nature
- socialising
- recharging for everyday life
- boosting mental and physical health

1st Woodville (St .Stephens) Scouts

1st Woodville (St .Stephens) Scouts

1st Woodville (St Stephens) Scout Group is located in Woodville in the Heart of the National Forest in South Derbyshire. Join us on our adventure! Face the challenges, develop new skills, work as a team and make lasting memories.

Queens Park Nordic Walking Group

Queens Park Nordic Walking Group

Sociable Nordic walking group led by fully qualified instructor

Ministry of Nordic Walks - Blaby

Ministry of Nordic Walks - Blaby

Sociable introduction to Nordic Walking led by Ministry of Nordic Walks in association with Walk Together.

Ministry of Nordic Walks - Leicester City & Oadby Wigston

Ministry of Nordic Walks - Leicester City & Oadby Wigston

Sociable introduction to Nordic Walking led by Ministry of Nordic Walks in association with Walk Together

Wistow Wildlife Wander

Wistow Wildlife Wander

A gentle walk through the footpaths and towpath in the vicinity of the fabulous Wistow Rural Centre

Introduction to Nordic Walking - Power of Poles 1

Introduction to Nordic Walking - Power of Poles 1

Join us on this 90 minute introductory course to find out how to use fitness walking poles to achieve the results YOU want!

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