Nordic Walking

Originally developed from the summer training regime of cross-country skiers Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience, allowing the activity to become a full body exercise.

The addition of the poles engages the core and upper body and as you ‘push off’ they propel you forward faster, allowing your body to work harder but with less perceived effort.

It is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels and anyone recovering from injury, as well as pre and post natal women.  You can make the work out as easy or as hard as you wish by increasing speed, tackling more challenging terrain or adding in additional exercises en route.

What are the benefits?

Apart from getting you out in the fresh air and enjoying the beautiful local countryside, Nordic Walking has a number of health and fitness benefits:

  • It engages 90% of all your muscles when done correctly
  • It can burn up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking
  • It is gentle on joints, helps improve posture and strengthens your back and abdominal muscles
  • If you take part in high impact sports it is ideal for active recovery
  • Helps reduce stress, tension in the neck and shoulders and improves mental health
  • It is fun and sociable

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Susan Clark

I walked with Karen’s Nordic Walking Group for a couple of years and I always thoroughly enjoyed the walks she planned for us.  Karen is a knowledgeable instructor and on her walks she was always supportive and totally inclusive. 

Lynn Cooper

Had such fun this morning learning the art of Nordic Walking. Thank you Karen for your excellent teaching and fun and laughter. Everyone needs this in their life!


A fun and interactive 90 minute session where you will learn the full British Nordic Walking technique.  Cost is £20 per person and includes pole hire.  Spaces are limited to allow for individual attention.  Workshops take place at Norton Sports Charity, 74 Station Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS20 1PE.


Individual tuition is available and costs £30 for a 60 minute session or buddy up (2 people) is available for £45 for a 90 minute session.  Poles are provided.  Please contact me directly to arrange.

Cancellation Policy

All sessions are booked and paid for in advance.  No refund is available if you miss a workshop.




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