Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking - so much more than a walk in the park!


Nordic walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with over 10 million enthusiasts now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super fit cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer.

It’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels, simple to learn and really sociable. By using the specially designed poles, you can use all the major muscles in the body and burn up to twice as many calories as ordinary walking but the best thing is that the poles actually propel you along so it feels easier.

The poles also reduce the pressure on the knees and joints and the gentle upper body movement is great for easing back and neck pain too. It’s so effective that it is being used for weight loss, rehabilitation and sports specific training all the over the UK and those that have tried all agree that being outdoors was energising and that they felt fantastic afterwards!

However it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn. I run regular “Learn to Nordic Walk” classes which will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results, alternatively private one hour technique sessions are available. After completing this course you will be certified competent to join a Nordic Walk – anywhere in the UK!

Nordic Walking Classes

Adventure Walk – Hilly and can be hardwork, covering at least 5km per hour. No stops.

Trek Fit – Based on Training Regimes of intrepid explorers, each session is fast moving and fun. A mixture of strength exercises, agility, teamwork and stamina – you will find yourself pulling loads, dodging hazards and even making a bid for the summit!

Extreme Nordic – Back again soon! During classes you will be using your Nordic Walking Poles and will work on a number of elements – cardio, weight transfer, balance, coordination, Rhythm, Muscular strength, Agility and flexibility. Resistance bands used for upper body strength

Melissa was recently featured in BodyFit Magazine. She talked about Nordic Walking. Please click the thumbnail below to view the article.