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Nordic Walking

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

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What is Nordic Walking?

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

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

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
    Sport England
    NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
    H&B LSA
    Melton LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
    County Sport Network

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    NWL LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Safeguarding
    H&B LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    O&W LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council