IsleBe Learn to Nordic Walk course – 6 weeks
The purpose of this course is to teach you the Nordic Walking technique – so by the end of the 6 weeks, you can head off and Nordic Walk yourself. Your Instructor is British Nordic Walking trained and the course follows the 10 step approach developed by BNW.
Where: Leurbost, North Lochs (venue confirmed to those who book)
When: Saturdays Jan ’19 – Mar ’19 (26/1, 2/2, 9/2, 16/2, 23/2, 2/3 )
Time: 1.05 pm – 1.50 pm approx
- Spaces limited to 6 people
- The programme is for over 16s
- Each session is usually 45/50 minutes
Cost: £40 for the 6 week course
** EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED – BUT TO ENSURE I HAVE A SUITABLY SIZED PAIR OF POLES FOR YOU – BUT I YOU BOOK ON, SEND ME A QUICK MESSAGE WITH YOUR APPROX HEIGHT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FOOT WEAR – WALKING SHOES OR TRAINERS WITH GOOD GRIPS ARE RECOMMENDED. BOOTS, INCLUDING ANKLE BOOTS ARE NOT SUITABLE AS THEY RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT WE WELL BE PRACTISING.
Your sessions are for the dates set only, unfortunately they are not transferable.
THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR HEALTHY ADULTS, REGARDLESS OF SIZE, SHAPE OR AGE.
(IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR ABILITY TO START A NEW EXERCISE PROGRAMME, CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.)
Here is a little info about Nordic Walking..
Nordic Walking combines walking with core and upper body conditioning. You use poles to propel you along, making it easier to move faster then normal without feeling the effort. The result is a full body workout, toning upper and lower body, so that you:
- burn up to 46% more calories compared to normal walking
- Uses 90% of your skeletal muscles
- release tension in the neck and shoulders
- improve your posture and gait
- strengthen your back, arm and abdominal muscles
- reduce impact on the knees / other joints
- Condition the heart and lungs
Nordic Walking can be enjoyed by people of all different fitness levels. It’s an ideal activity for people who haven’t exercised for a while or who dislike traditional sports or gym activities. An injured person can use the poles to support and guide, working to improve fitness as part of their rehabilitation.