Nordic Walking

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Nordic walking is a low impact, full body workout, which improves cardiovascular fitness. We run regular Nordic walking classes, where you will learn how to use the Nordic walking poles. Nordic walking originated as a form of cross training for elite cross-country skiers that has now been adopted world-wide, for people of all ages and fitness levels, and across a variety of terrain from beaches, parks, trails, grass and footpaths. The poles are specifically designed and used as a resistance tool to engage the upper body and with correct technique, results in a low impact total body exercise that can be enjoyed individually or as a group.

The Benefits of Nordic Walking

Research has demonstrated that Nordic walking has greater fitness and health benefits than regular walking, trekking or jogging. Benefits include:

  • Activates 90% of the body’s muscles
  • Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking
  • Increases aerobic effect by up to 25% compared to regular walking
  • Decreases load and strain on the lower body
  • Tones upper arms, shoulders and back muscles
  • Improves lateral mobility of the spine
  • Develops core stability and strength
  • Promotes an upright posture

It may can benefit a wide array of people and assist in the management of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Chronic disease management – diabetes, arthritis, neuromuscular and cardio related diseases
  • Injury rehabilitation and post operative recovery
  • Total body fitness
  • Sustainable weight loss