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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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Better Health

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

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This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

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British Nordic Walking CIC

Contact Name
Rebecca Williams
Contact Email
info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0115 848 3801

Nordic Walking UK

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

Exe Nordic Walking

Sue is an INWA qualified Nordic Walking Instructor,
Learn the INWA 10 step technique method.
Join group walks in Natures' Outdoor Gym,
Enjoy walking and chatting,
Make friends,
Enjoy exercise,
Wellbeing, Meander, Ripple or Rapid walks available.

Pilates in Exeter

Pilates in Exeter

Pilates in Exeter provided Pilates classes, one to one private sessions and wellness workshops both in person and online.

Nordic Walk Devon

Nordic Walk Devon

Nordic Walking Devon provides training and weekly leisure and fitness walks in the South Devon area. All levels of fitness welcome.

Nordic Walk - Meander (Slower Pace) -  Mincinglake Valley Park

Nordic Walk - Meander (Slower Pace) - Mincinglake Valley Park

Join us for a Nordic walk through the park, using your Nordic walking technique to enhance your natural walking style. Great views, hills to climb, moving more in natures gym. Small group walks in our local green spaces.

Nordic Walk - Rapid (Faster Pace) - The Quay Area, Exeter

Nordic Walk - Rapid (Faster Pace) - The Quay Area, Exeter

Join us for a Nordic walk beside the River Exe, using your Nordic walking technique to enhance your natural walking style. Small group walks in our local green spaces. In the winter on dark evenings we walk around the Quay. On longer lighter days we walk through green spaces next to the river.

Nordic Walk - Ripple (Medium Pace) - Ludwell Valley Park, Exeter

Nordic Walk - Ripple (Medium Pace) - Ludwell Valley Park, Exeter

A lovely Ripple Nordic walk in Ludwell Valley Park enjoying being outside, walking using our poles to enhance our walking experience. There are hills on this walk. Small group walk, enjoying each others company while walking. On this walk, we enjoy moving a little faster than a Meander walk.

One of 8 weekly Nordic walks to suit your pace.

Beginners Nordic Walking - Haldon Forest Park

Beginners Nordic Walking - Haldon Forest Park

A friendly and supportive group for beginners aged over 55 looking to learn more about Nordic Walking and to increase their fitness.

Learn to Nordic Walk Course

Learn to Nordic Walk Course

Improve your health and wellbeing with a Learn to Nordic Walk Course at Haldon Forest Park. Then join in with weekly leisure or wellbeing walks.

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