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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.

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

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures

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Bikram Yoga Norwich

A group for those interested in living a yogic lifestyle

Breckland Nordic Walking

Love the outdoors, want to exercise with others, want some "me" time, or want to improve your general health, then Nordic Walking is for you. Put yourself in pole position, know that you will be improving your mental and physical health.

North Norfolk Coastal Fitness

At North Norfolk Coastal Fitness we offer bespoke fitness programs for a better, healthier life.

Our business is client driven, exercise programs are all tailored for your individual needs and requirements ensuring you get the right results each and

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We offer Nordic walking introductory sessions and regular walks in Norfolk.

Yoganorfolk

We offer various yoga classes, meditation, mindfulness and life coaching. Classes, weekend retreats and workshops. Beautiful studio with free car parking just off A140 and close to A11 and A47. You will always receive a warm welcome.