Various classes run during the week, please contact us for details.
Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking - it makes something we can all do... twice as effective!
Nordic Walking is quite unique in that it provides benefits for everybody from those with medical problems to the super fit.
Whatever age, fitness level or goal, Nordic walking is suitable,effective and enjoyable.
° Tones the upper and lower body at the same time ° Uses up to 90% of the skeletal muscles (95% when talking to your friends in the class!) ° Burns up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking ° Reduces the pressure on knees and joints ° Ideal for neck, shoulder and back problems ° Conditions the abdominal muscles that provide core stability ° Great for the heart and lungs ° Helps ward off medical conditions (such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, stress and anxiety)
° It's very sociable & a great way to meet new people.. participants can chat as they go! ° It is easy to learn and to keep up ° It combines exercise with the nature which has been proven to boost mood ° Can be done anywhere - no need for hills, country paths or even snow! ° It appeals to all ages and fitness levels ° No need to wear special exercise clothing
Nordic Walking uses poles in order to add two major benefits to walking
° 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 he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!
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. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.
Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world and is used by individuals, personal trainers, health clubs, physiotherapists, doctors and health promoters because it is highly effective, affordable and FUN!
Nordic Walking technique MUST be learnt correctly if the participant is to get the most out of the activity - the full health technique that ensures the whole body works efficiently is only taught by NWUK qualified instructors. Nordic Walking can be adapted to take participants through a range of levels depending on their health, fitness level and any specific goals they may have.