What is 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. More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round.
How will it benefit my body?
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:
can burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles (this can only be achieved by using the correct Nordic Walking technique.)
release tension in the neck and shoulders
improve your posture and gait
strengthen your back and abdominal muscles
reduce the impact on the joints
And because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work you’ll be happy to walk further and for longer.
Is it for me?
Nordic Walking is a very accessible activity and something that can be shared by people of 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. If you’d like to shed a few pounds, then Nordic Walking is an enjoyable way to do this. It’s great for fitness enthusiasts who like to try new things. Whatever your age from 18 to 80+, you’ll probably enjoy discovering the benefits of Nordic Walking that improve your quality of life.
All our Nordic Walking sessions take place at the beautiful Chasewater Country Park. All sessions start from the Nordic Cabin, Station Approach, Burntwood. WS7 3PG