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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is an enhancement on regular walking but using poles.

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Walking

An Overview of Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.

Benefits

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you: burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles, release tension in the neck and shoulders, improve your posture and gait, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles and reduce the impact on the joints. Because Nordic Walking doesn't feel like hard work you?ll be happy to walk further and for longer.

Costs

It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Equipment

Getting the correct poles is the most important thing to concentrate on when starting to Nordic Walk - it is also important not to confuse these with ordinary trekking or walking poles. Nordic Walking poles have 3 main components: the Pole Shaft, the Grip / Hand strap and the Basket / Paw.

Facts

Nordic Walking was originally a training regime for cross country skiers

Find Nordic Walking Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Better Health

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

British Nordic Walking CIC

Contact Name
Rebecca Williams
Contact Email
info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0115 848 3801

Nordic Walking UK

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
info@nordicwalking.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0845 260 9339
BH Live

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

Nordic Walking Workout Ferndown

Nordic Walking Workout Ferndown

Generally about 1 hour long and designed to help you keep improving and get noticeable results. The instructor will use different techniques and activities during the walks to keep them interesting and fun and suitable for your fitness level.

Nordic Walking Workout Moors Valley Country Park

Nordic Walking Workout Moors Valley Country Park

Generally about 1 hour long and designed to help you keep improving and get noticeable results.

Nordic Walking Workout Moors Valley Country Park

Nordic Walking Workout Moors Valley Country Park

Generally about 1 hour long and designed to help you keep improving and get noticeable results. The instructor will use different techniques and activities during the walks to keep them interesting and fun and suitable for your fitness level.

Nordic Walking Wellness Moors Valley Country Park

Nordic Walking Wellness Moors Valley Country Park

Ideal for those with concerns about either distance or pace or have been referred by a doctor due to a medical condition, these gentler walks will be just what you need to build up your confidence and improve your health.

Nordic Walking Workout Wimborne

Nordic Walking Workout Wimborne

Generally about 1 hour long and designed to help you keep improving and get noticeable results. The instructor will use different techniques and activities during the walks to keep them interesting and fun and suitable for your fitness level.