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

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!

Susan Clark

Karen is a knowledgeable instructor and was supportive and totally inclusive. 

NORDIC WALKING ONE TO ONE, BUDDY UP OR SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION

Individual tuition is available in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, and costs £30 for a 60 minute session or buddy up (2 people) is available for £45 for a 90 minute session.

If you have a small group of friends, between 3- 6 people, who wish to learn workshops can be also be arranged.

Poles are provided.  Please contact me directly to discuss.

Cancellation Policy

All sessions are booked and paid for in advance.

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