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What is Nordic Walx?Getting StartedTypes of WALXWhat to WearWill I need Poles?
Nordic Walking UK

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do… twice as effective! Nordic Walking uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking

  • The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs
  • 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!

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Nordic Walking FreedomThe POWER OF THE POLES Induction process is suitable for all levels and is a structured teaching programme. There are 2 Courses of one and a half hours each. Course 1 is designed to provide sufficient knowledge for someone to be proficient at using poles. Course 2 is an optional further course for those wanting to explore a more in depth knowledge of walking with poles and the traditional Nordic Technique. Your qualified Instructor will help you understand your current level of fitness and empower you to use poles at the correct intensity in order to get the results you want.

These courses will ensure you master the technique of using poles and change the way you walk for life - they cover the following:

Course 1 (1 ½ Hour Lesson) – Mastering the power of Fitness Walking poles

Gear 1: Mastering the arm swing, upper body engagement and pole plant angle.

Gear 2: Gaining propulsion from the pole and toe push, adapting pole position for hills and tailoring technique to your fitness, mobility and personal goals.

You will experience different poles types, the core ledge and straps in order to select the technique and poles that are right for YOU!

At the end of this session, you will have a full understanding of using poles correctly and a level where you will be issued with the NWUK Freedom Passport, allowing you to join thousands of walks & classes, every week all around the UK.

Course 2 (1 ½ Hour) – Maximising pole propulsion via Nordic Style Technique - (Optional)

This session is an optional further course for those that are interested in to learning more about the full Nordic style technique. Adding more speed through improved technique, understanding how your body reacts to exercise and learning how to stay within your comfort zone.

Gear 3: Pushing past the hips and increasing stride length, mastering articulation via Nordic straps and managing speed via technique.

Gear 4: Mastering posture and core engagement in order to maximise whole body technique and fluidity of movement.

Nordic Walking FreedomNordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do… twice as effective! Nordic Walking uses poles to in order to add two major benefits to walking.

  • The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs
  • 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!

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Note: To participate in regular Nordic WALX, you must have completed our Nordic Freedom Course.

We have 3 types of Nordic WALX for those who have completed their Power of poles and have a passport.

What would I need to Wear?

All you really need is to dress appropriately for weather on the day and take a spare layer if you think you may need it. Ideally clothing should be comfortable and something that would dry quickly. No need to buy designated walking or fitness wear initially but do avoid tight clothing/jeans.

Footwear needs to comfortable - flexible soled trainers or walking boots are ideal (especially if they are waterproof) but avoid solid heavy walking boots if possible.

A small backpack or waistbag is a good idea and you should always bring a bottle of water even on chilly days. In hot weather don’t forget to pop on some sunscreen and a hat or visor is always a good idea.

Will I need to buy any equipment?

All Instructors provide poles or other kit for any drop in and beginner sessions that may require them. Once you have experienced some of our sessions you may feel you would prefer to have your own poles or other kit and that’s fine too. In fact, you will be able to access far more sessions if you do not have to rely on the Instructors to provide it.

You will be given plenty of advice as to what is right for you and access to discounts in our store too.

Nordic Explorer WALX

From one hour Nordic WALX in your local country park to a half day in the hills, our Nordic Explorer WALX capture the variety of scenery, themes and types of Nordic WALX that suit your lifestyle. Make the most of your poles with group WALX to the pub or simply WALX in wild locations we have them all! Whether long, short, tough or gentle we welcome all ages and all levels (as long as you have a a FREEDOM passport).

Nordic fitness WALX

These Nordic WALX make every step count! Your fully qualified Instructor will bring in a unique mix of drills, strength exercises and other innovative ways to target the whole body. These Nordic WALX work on all aspects of fitness and make the most of being Outdoors!

Nordic Wellness WALX

Gentle Nordic WALX that incorporate balance work, flexibility and strength exercises and maybe a bit of yoga or relaxation too. Great for those who are getting back into exercise, have a health condition or simply want to move well and be fit for life! Our wellbeing Instructors are qualified to deliver Nordic WALX for all levels so it’s never too late to take that first step.

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