Nordic Walking for Health Foundation Course for beginners
Learn to walk tall naturally and with purpose, on-road and off-road on the flat and over gentle ups and downs.
What is Nordic walking?
Originating from cross-country skiing, Nordic walking provides aerobic (heart and lung) physical activity and resistance (muscular strength) exercise at the same time through the use of specialist Nordic walking poles that are pushed back by the upper half of the body to help propel the whole body forward.
Nordic walking exercises the whole body by adding more to natural walking in order to get more fitness impact out of it. It has multiple benefits, including better posture, improved physical health and mental well-being, the company of like-minded people and enjoying the great outdoors.
The course takes place in Stanmer Park and consists of four 1 hour and 30 minute sessions, all of which have to be completed to reach the Foundation (green) level of the Nordic walking technique. You can extend your course to reach the higher Health (amber) and then the Fitness (red) level of technique. This involves one or two further, longer sessions.
When you successfully complete the green, amber or red course you will have the opportunity to join other Nordic walkers on regular walks.
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