Nordic Walking has grown into a popular way for people of all ages and fitness levels to gain fitness, tone up, lose weight and improve their health – and spend time outdoors. It’s a great way to get fit, see the countryside and top up your Vitamin D levels all at the same time.
By using poles to propel you along, Nordic Walking provides more benefits than rambling or trekking. The easy to learn technique engages the upper body and makes you feel lighter on your feet, which has four major advantages.
- You use 90% of your major muscles so your upper body gets toned as well as your legs and backside!
- You can burn 20–40% extra calories by using the poles – this can really help with weight loss.
- It takes the pressure off your knees and joints and is great for back and neck problems
- It builds core strength and improved posture.
Nordic Walking is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. However, in order to gain the maximum benefits from Nordic Walking it is essential to learn the correct technique from a qualified Nordic Walking instructor. I offer a Nordic Walking beginners course over 2 or 3 lessons and if you continue to walk with me I will generally continue with the tuition covering a different theme or part of the body each week.
As your Instructor, I will help you to not only master the technique but to understand which muscles are working and what’s going on inside your body! The lessons will help you to understand your current level of fitness and empower you to get out and get the results you want from Nordic Walking.
Please contact me if you wish to learn to Nordic Walk. I offer one to one or group lessons.