DO YOU LOVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS?
DO YOU HATE GOING TO THE GYM?
DO YOU ENJOY MEETING LIKE MINDED PEOPLE AND SOCIALISING?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS, IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE AND TONE UP?
Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do… twice as effective! It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.
Originally developed in Finland in the Thirties as a training exercise for cross-country skiers during the summer season, now 8 million people Nordic Walk on a daily basis in many countries and it is a growing trend across the UK.
Nordic walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body.
The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs. The poles help to propel the walker along – this means that you work harder than usual yet there is more support to the hips, knees and ankle joints.
Once you try it, you will see the benefit not only to your arms – not only can ‘bingo wings’ become a thing of the past, but also your general posture improves as Nordic walking is very effective at conditioning the abdominal muscles that provide core stability.