Nordic Walking UK has devised the unique FREEDOM 4 gear method, a structured teaching program of four one hour sessions that will help you master the basics and be able to competently Nordic walk:
SESSION / GEAR 1 - The fundamentals of Nordic Walking technique. Gaining forward propulsion from the poles by engaging the correct upper body muscles, understanding correct gait and co-ordination.
SESSION / GEAR 2 - Mastering hand grip and use of the pole straps in order to develop technique. Adapting the body position and pole angles for walking up and down hills.
SESSION / GEAR 3 - Adding more speed through improved technique, understanding how your body reacts to exercise and learning how to stay within your comfort zone.
SESSION / GEAR 4 - Improving posture and understanding how to use technique, distance, speed and terrain to constantly ensure you get the most out of your Nordic Walking!
It is essential to attend all 4 sessions. The technique is built up in 'layers' and you need to master each element before moving on. Both your brain and your muscles will need time to process the information and movements - practice makes perfect.
Both are £45 and can be booked via the Exercise Anywhere website:
Nordic Walking UK has devised a unique structured teaching programme of four one hour sessions that will help you to master the basics and be able to competently Nordic Walk on your own or join into group walks all over the UK.
I will help you to not only master the technique but to understand which muscles are working and what's going on inside your body! The course will help you to understand your current level of fitness and empower you to get out and get the results you want from your Nordic Walking.
Nordic Walking was originally used by elite cross country skiers as a way to stay in top shape throughout the Summer months. Now it has grown into a popular way for people of all ages and fitness levels to gain fitness, tone up, lose weight and improve their health.
Unlike when trekking or rambling, Nordic Walking poles are planted behind you in order to propel you along. This engages the upper body and makes you feel lighter on your feet.
Nordic Walking is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Nordic Walking UK instructors always make sure you stay at the pace and level that is right for you.
Every week I am offering Work-out and Low impact walks from Thorpe, adventure walks in Dimmingsdale and Work-out walks from Rocester (Abbotsholme school).
On a regular basis I am offering longer walks followed by a hearty lunch or dinner in our BBQ-hut - a great opportunity to share Nordic Walking stories in a nice, warm, friendly atmosphere.
With the FREEDOM passport you receive after completing the Learn to Nordic Walk course, you are entitled to FREE Membership of Nordic Walking UK and a host of associated benefits including a 10% discount off poles and equipment in the Nordic Walking UK Store. It also enables you to join walks from other instructors across the UK.
All you really need is to dress appropriately for the weather on the day and take a spare layer if you think you may need it. Footwear needs to be comfortable - flexible soled trainers or walking boots are ideal (especially if they are waterproof), but avoid solid heavy walking boots if possible.
A small back pack is a good idea and you should always bring a bottle of water.
I provide poles for taster sessions and induction courses. Many Nordic Walkers prefer to have their own poles once they have mastered the technique course. I will be more than happy to provide advice on poles & equipment and I operate a SHOP n DROP service that will save postage on any orders.
Janneke gorzeman, the barn green farm, thorpe Ashbourne, DE6 2AW, 01335 350681 or mobile 07469 895267