Come and Try Nordic Walking
Wednesday's 10am North Hagley Park

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a form of fitness walking using specially designed poles and a learned technique to produce a low impact, high results, total body workout. The poles serve as a resistance exercise for the upper body, thus Nordic Walking increases cardio output, burns more calories and activates more muscles compared to normal walking. Originating from Scandinavia and the sport of cross country skiing.

Who can do Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is for everyone regardless of age or fitness level. From high intensity cross training for sports people, to recreational fitness, to chronic condition management or rehabilitation therapy. Nordic Walking is suitable for all

Health and Fitness benefits

When performed correctly Nordic Walking:

- activates 90% of the body's muscles

- burns up to 46% more calories compared to regular walking

- gives up to 25% grater cardiovascular workout than regular walking

- strengthens and tones upper back, shoulders and arms

- develops core stability and strength

- improve co-ordination and balance

- promotes an upright and improved walking posture

- releases pain and tension in the neck and shoulders

Hi I’m Charlie

I am a certified Nordic Walking Instructor

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I first experience  with Nordic Walking happened purely by chance. My wife had enrolled me into a course that she was doing and thought it would be great to learn together.

 

Not knowing anything about Nordic Walking or even seen it,  I was willing to give it a go.  I cannot put into words how great my body felt as every muscle in my body woke up and got engaged to my bones, ligaments and tendons.

I was hooked on Nordic Walking from that day.

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Come and Try Nordic Walking
"a 45 minute taster"

This is a chance to find out more about Nordic Walking and give It a go.

Learn how using a pole to walk with can actually activate your upper body to build strength and mobility.

Witness for yourself how Nordic Walking differs from normal walking.

Set aside some time to try out Nordic Walking on Wednesdays at 10am - Meet up at the rugby fields in North Hagley Park near the corner of Deans Ave and Riccarton Ave.

Price: $15 includes hire of poles

Contact Charlie by email or phone on 021 083 08104 if you wish to attend as spaces are limited to 5 people