Nordic Walking is a great way to lose weight and stay healthy, it strengthens your upper body and reduces stress on joints. With the correct technique Nordic Walking burns up to 40% more calories than normal walking and uses 90% of your bodies muscles.
Nordic Walking uses poles in order to add two major benefits to walking
1. The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs.
2. The poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!
Active Walks nordic has signed up to the Nordic Walking UK Community Pathway, the technique training is led by a qualified Nordic Walking UK Instructor. All participants that complete the 4 hour training course will receive a Nordic Walking UK Competence Card. Active Walks Nordic will be running some free Learn to Nordic technique courses in February 2013, please contact the team on 0151 934 2824 for further information.To participate in the Nordic Walks participants must have attended the Learn to Nordic technique Training Course. The walks last approximately 1 hour and provide the perfect opportunity to practice the sports specific technique.
Nordic Walks in Sefton
There are currently 4 weekly Nordic Walks available for people to join. the walks are free, no booking is required and Nordic poles can be provided if needed.
Mondays – 1:00pm-2:00pm (start 14th January 2013)
Meet: Freshfield Train Station (Victoria Road)
Tuesday evenings – 6:00pm-7:00pm (start 22nd January 2013)
Meet: Freshfield Pub (Massams Lane/Gores Lane)
5 minute walk from Freshfield Train Station
Wednesdays – 2:00pm-3:00pm (start 16th January 2013)
Meet: Dunes/Splashworld, Southport
Fridays – 10:30am-11:30am (start 18th January 2013)
Meet: Crosby Leisure Centre (swimming baths)
5 minute walks from Blundellsands & Crosby Train Station