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Nordic Walking in Christchurch

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.

Walking is the Best Exercise
Nordic Walking Exercise is Better

New Classes Start:

7 Aug - Wednesday 1pm

4 Sep - Wednesday 1pm

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 of Nordic Walking

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


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.


If You Enjoy Walking - You'll Love Nordic Walking

Each class starts with learning the Nordic Walking technique and how to use the Nordic Walking poles.

This class takes place at Charlie's fitness gym in Riccarton where he explains the techniques developed from and used by cross country skiers - but don't need skis!

Once you've got the basics of the Nordic Walking and co-ordinating poles and feet it's off to lovely Mona Vale the next 3 weeks to practice.

  • Bring your camera for the beautiful scenery

  • Have a cuppa when finished your exercise at the Mona Vale Homestead.

  • Nordic Walking poles rental included in the price.

  • Purchase poles from Charlie to get more exercise and practice

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Walking For Fitness Over 50

Walking is one activity that we can all fit into our day.

  • It doesn't need equipment 

  • Some walking is much better than none

  • Walking increases our energy levels

  • Best aerobic exercise for heart health

  • Improves our sleep

  • Walking reduces stress and anxiety

Come and join our group, social, fun exercise!

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.

Normal Price: $80 

Contact Charlie by email or phone on 021 083 08104 if you wish to attend as spaces are limited to 6 people

Get on the waiting list for Charlie's next Nordic Walking Class - Each 4 weeks

Book online 

New Classes Start:

7 Aug - Wednesday 1pm

4 Sep - Wednesday 1pm

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