A safe and sociable way to improve your health, your fitness and your well-being, Nordic walking is a total body version of walking. It uses special poles to exercise and strengthen your upper body as well as your legs, and improve your posture.
Athletes use it as an effective training regime, and for the rest of us it is an excellent all-round energising exercise – great for toning your muscles and helping you to lose weight.
If you are looking to lose weight, get fitter, cross-train, meet new friends, enjoy the outdoors or simply enjoy a sociable outdoor activity, Nordic walking fits the bill.
Once you have learnt the simple basic technique you will be issued with our Nordic Walking UK Freedom Passport.
Then you can sign up with any Nordic Walking UK instructor, giving you access to walks and fitness sessions with other groups anywhere in the country – a great way to explore new areas.
Getting fit with poles! Nordic Walking lifts the spirits and energises you.
After courses of radiotherapy, a couple of bouts of bacterial flu and the removal of a bit of my insides, it was taking a bit longer than I wanted to get properly back on my feet. Daily walks just didn’t do it and being shut inside a noisy gym was not my style.
I came across Nordic Walking at a country show and liked the idea of getting a workout at the same time as a sociable outdoor walk.
Well-organised training in the technique gave me the confidence to give it a go, and I loved it. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I decided to become a Nordic Walking UK instructor, trained to standards that are UK government recognised. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
As well as getting – and keeping – you fit, it gets you out in the fresh air, and introduces you to new friends. What’s not to like?