LEARN TO NORDIC WALK

Get fit, meet others, enjoy the great outdoors

Nordic walking uses specially designed poles (similar to those used for cross country skiing) to enhance your natural walking experience.

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ABOUT NORDIC WALKING INTOFOCUS

How I Got Started

I have been Nordic Walking for nearly three years, and am a British Nordic Walking qualified instructor (www.britishnordicwalking.org.uk). I did the qualification as, having seen the health and wellbeing benefits of Nordic Walking myself, I am keen to promote it in the local community on a not for profit basis.

I am a member of the South Manchester Nordic Walking community and support Nordicfitplus (www.nordicfitplus.co.uk) in its activities. I walk regularly around the parks of Didsbury and by the beautiful Mersey.

 

WHY IS NORDIC WALKING GOOD FOR YOU?

Discover Nordic Walking

Using a technique that is similar to the upper body action of cross country skiing it provides a full body work out that can help burn up to 40% more calories than walking without poles. Nordic Walking combines the simplicity of walking with core and upper body conditioning to improve posture, release tension in neck and shoulders, reduce impact on joints and enhance mood. If done at high intensity it provides the same intensity as running but without the high impact, equally it can be used as a restorative activity and is proven to help with Parkinson's, stroke rehabilitation and promotes active ageing.

NORDIC WALKING GIVES FASTER WEIGHT LOSS THAN NORMAL WALKING

Research from the University of Verona shows that Nordic Walking is a more effective way to lose weight than normal walking.
The use of poles means that effort is shared between the upper and lower body so it actually feels easier than normal walking, particularly uphill. Nordic Walking puts less strain on joints than other activities and can be very effective for people with mobility issues or those recovering from illness or injury. It’s also great exercise for toning problem areas such as the upper arms and abdominal muscles.

LEARN HOW TO NORDIC WALK

I provide 1:1 and small group lessons in the South Manchester area using the International Nordic Walking Federation's 10 step technique. To find out more please use the Get in touch function above.

 
 

Helen is a great teacher. I struggle with coordination and Helen has provided a number of exercises to help with this. Her lessons are fun and sociable.

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