Nordic Walking is the latest revolutionary full body workout that you can do anywhere. You can work the upper body whilst you’re walking by using specially designed Nordic Walking Poles.
Originating in the 1930s when cross country skiers devised a way of training in the summer months using just poles, it wasn’t until the 1980s that what is now known as Nordic Walking really began.
In the late 1990s 3 key organisations in Finland collaborated to develop this emerging recreational activity. INWA (International Nordic Walking Federation) was formed in 2000 with the aim of promoting Nordic Walking globally. Nordic Walking arrived in the UK in 2005 with British Nordic Walking forming in 2008.
Today 20% of the population of Finland Nordic Walk and it is estimated that there are now over
10 million Nordic Walkers throughout the world in over 20 countries.
Nordic Walking enhances your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuine whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.
Pip Bateman and Sarah Beany
The benefits include:
- Burns 400 calories per hour
- Exercises 90% of your skeletal muscle
- Releases shoulder / neck tension
- Reduces the impact on joints
- Requires less effort than normal walking
- Prevents the progression of osteoporosis
Nordic Walking students tell us:
“I don’t like going to the gym so Nordic Walking has become part of my weekly fitness routine”
“Like a massage for my neck and shoulders and I sleep so much better”
“It is amazing to realise that something easier to do than walking actually burns more calories!”
Pip Bateman has been Nordic Walking for 4 years and having qualified as an instructor is keen to introduce the people of Newstead to this fun way to make the most of the green gym!
Induction classes will teach you the correct Nordic Walking technique and improve your pace in preparation for Improvers sessions. All equipment is provided for Nordic Walking. You just need to come dressed for a walk in the park.
Whether you are interested in the health benefits or to improve fitness – Nordic walking is the best use of the ‘Green Gym’ around!
Nordic walking can make a real difference to your health, fitness and sense of well-being. Come along and try it – if you can walk, you can Nordic Walk! Pre-booking is essential, so contact Pip to find out further information, class times and to book your place.
Even more information at : www.britishnordicwalking.co.uk