Searching for a total body exercise that you can ACTUALLY do? Want to make your doctor's jaw drop? Interested in an activity that delivers big fitness results…FAST? I bet you'll LOVE this!

Want instruction or poles?  Have questions?  Need a lively speaker? LINDA SCHAUMLEFFEL, Olympian, car accident survivor,  Nordixx Canada MASTER Nordic Pole Walk Instructor,  (250) 920-4005  



Elegant, in alignment, powerful yet relaxed,  easy on the feet/knees/hips, and using 90% of the body’s muscles for maximum calorie burn and health benefits.

Note:  My legs and arms are much longer than yours, and my stride length is longer than many people.  So don’t be fooled!  The key point to focus on in this video is that my arm swings from the shoulder, with mounting pressure, “to the back wall every time”.  The pole tip responds by lifting itself up and replanting.  I am completely relaxed and have learned how to apply force effectively.



Using the right tool for the right job makes a lot of difference.

Nordic poles vs Trekking poles vs Rehab poles



They are $79.95cdn (plus taxes & shipping if applicable).

  1. From Linda Schaumleffel in Victoria  AND AT EVERY LESSON.
  2. From FRONTRUNNERS in Victoria on Vancouver & Yates St.
  3. MAILED TO YOUorder here   (We ship worldwide.)  Note: click on Products, Nordixx Poles, choose Nordixx Global TRAVELER poles $79.95.  These are the poles that I recommend because they have the detachable glove straps, and fit in your suitcase.

The best poles for the Nordic pole walking “job”. (NB…the carrying case you will receive is black.)



  • Sept 9 at Royal Roads in Colwood
  • Nov 3 AUTUMN CLASSIC at Westshore Walk Way in Colwood
  • Nov 24 SANTA PARADE in Victoria.


SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2018 CLASSES/COURSES: (all sessions 90 minutes)



$20 Take one LEARN LESSON to try Nordic pole walking; see if you like it!

MONDAY 1:30pm at Cook & Dallas

TUESDAY 1:30pm  near 4098 Lochside Drive (enter behind Monkey Tree Pub near Quadra & Mckenzie)

TUESDAY 6:00 near Spinnakers Pub (308 Catherine St) PEOPLE WHO WORK DURING DAY!

$30 Special Offer:  LEARN PUNCH CARD:  Take any three more LEARN lessons for $30.


$60 SESSION ONE: Wed 1:30pm  Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3. (Training chart, full technique, bonus exercises, hills)

$60 SESSION TWO: Wed 1:30pm Oct 10, 17, 24, 31.  (Training chart, complete technique, bonus exercises, hills)

$80 Special Offer: GET FIT FLEX SKILL COURSE:  Combination of ANY TEN LEARN/SKILL CLASSES.  Includes Coach’s Weekly Cheat Sheet

Go to:  for details on LESSONS.  Pre-register by CLICKING ON EVENT CALENDAR, look for the lesson date or course you want. Click button on the class you want to register and pay (paypay, visa, mc) OR EMAIL to pre-register.  $20  Borrow poles for free for the LEARN CLASS.




Every new skill does better with a little focused learning!  After your first LEARN LESSON you are eligible to purchase 3-PUNCH CARD to learn and reinforce your basic pole walking skill.  This punch card enables you to take any 3 LEARN LESSONS before Oct 31, 2018, for $30.  You save 50%.  Between pole walking 3 x week, and 3 more coaching sessions, you will feel confident!


4. GET FIT FLEX SKILL COURSE:   This spring we discovered the fastest way to master Nordic-Style pole walking and actually use all 90% of the muscles, and to maximize your fitness & health results quickly!  Starting SEPTEMBER 2018,  for $80 you can take advantage of the “GET FIT FLEX SKILL” program.  It is 10 live coaching sessions, plus your coaching CHEAT SHEET which guides you precisely through the  ESSENTIAL ACTIONS that actually results in you forming a fitness habit, and actually results in creating health results. You have flexibility to choose the times and dates in Sept and Oct that work for you.  The coaching CHEAT SHEET clearly lays out in do-able form the essential elements required for success, and is yours to keep and re-use as often as you wish.  There is no program like this one.

MUST PRE-REGISTER before the session you want to attend.  Email now.


3. GET FIT with NORDIC POLE WALKING.  FREE NEIGHBOURHOOD POLE WALK CLUBS  Prescription for fitness with Nordic pole walking is to pole walk 3 x week for 30 minutes. Responsibility for fitness is yours and yours alone.  However, have more fun and accountability by joining a free neighbourhood pole walking club.   Check them out here:


OUR VISION STATEMENT IS “to create a community-based legacy of health through fitness with Nordic pole walking”.  Why just walk (using 45% of your muscles) when you can learn to Nordic pole walk (using 90% of your muscles).  FITNESS, REHAB, or FUN, Nordic pole walking has a place for you!

Questions?  Contact

Note: instructor certification available. Contact me.



 Nordic STYLE pole walking is very kind to your body (feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders and hands) and at the same time EFFECTIVELY makes you stronger and healthier.   The prescription for health with Nordic Pole walking is 3x week for 30+ minutes.  Go fast or slow, it works!  THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO!  Results accrue quickly: posture, pant size, BP, LDL, insulin, energy, sleep, strength, balance, sure-footedness, coordination, recovery….





  1. NPW is an EFFICIENT exercise using 90% of the body’s muscles, with a  huge “workload” that turn on internal switches of health.
  2. NPW is DO-ABLE by the widest range of people.  Age, fitness level, and health condition do not stop people from NPW.
  3. NPW is ADDICTIVE:  it is convenient, it feels good, and it creates immediate results for everyone.
  4. NPW is AFFORDABLE.   The best Nordixx poles $91 includes tax.  4 lessons will get you confident  (under $100)




I think Dan did a masterful job to take 70 minutes of film about me and Nordic Pole Walking and condense it into this segment.  Thanks Dan!

Easy & Effective!

Many people have not yet heard about pole walking.  Don’t get it confused with other types of exercises using poles…hahahaha.  Nordic  Pole Walking is like cross-country skiing without the snow.  Walk on sidewalks, low tide beaches, country road using two lightweight poles.  This exercise uses 90% of the body’s muscles in a way that is easy, fun, and do-able.  Moderate and persistent exercise is the prescription for health…and you can happily do this with Nordic Pole Walking.  Pole Walking for three 30-minute sessions will give you good health.  Pole walking every other day is great.  Up your time for pole walking to 60 minutes and your health will flourish.


WHO ATTENDS NORDIC POLE WALKING LESSONS WITH LINDA?  Women from age 27 to 79…average age 52.5.  Men from age 51 to 79…average age 63.75.  (stats from 2011)

2017 update:  WHO POLE WALKS? From young (age 5) to old (92), from athletic to average, from competitive to rehab.  Why do they choose Nordic pole walking?  Convenient, feels good, effective.

WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NORDIC POLE WALKING WITH LINDA?   This comment from Laurie is typical: “Nordic Pole Walking is so different than I had thought!  I look forward to more training with Linda and just getting out with people.  Linda is a great coach and full of enthusiasm.  I had a great time.  I would recommend everyone to try it out no matter what level of athleticism.”  And Bill says, “Walking is boring.  This is fun!”

Thank you to Tiffanie who made this comment after learning how to Nordic Pole Walk on Willow’s Beach last weekend:

“ What a wonderful surprise. I had the view going into pole walking that it was only for the senior population, boy was I wrong! It’s a great workout when done properly. Within an hour I felt like I had a very good grasp on nordic pole walking. After having been in a car accident a few years back I have been looking for some exercise that would strengthen my lower back – I found IT!! I love walking but pole walking is like gliding, it’s amazing. Come on out and try it, you won’t be dissapointed. ”

Welcome to the world of POLE WALKING with Coach LINDA SCHAUMLEFFEL in Victoria, BC.


Pole walking is like cross-country skiing without the snow.   You add the use of two light weight poles as you walk on sidewalks, low tide beaches, and meadows.


Pole walking is amazing because it uses 90% of the body’s muscles.  Three areas of improvement that you will experience quickly are improved posture, trimmer waist, and reduction of  back of the arm “flubber”.  Fitness creeps up on you fast.


If you can walk, you can pole walk.  When you pole walk, benefits are guaranteed!

Posture:  This is an especially great exercise for people who are concerned with slumping posture like desk workers and those over 50.  This is one of the first areas to improve.

Prevent Injury:  It is an excellent alternate training for golfers and kayak/dragon boaters because it particularly strengthens the oblique muscles that give the back strength in rotating motion, increasing performance and reducing injuries.

Accelerate Weight Loss: It’s kind of addicting.  You get outside in the fresh area and burn more calories than plain walking in the same amount of time.  It raises cardio demand a bit and is easy on knees and feet. You can do it with a buddy.

Fashion Focus:  Pole walking makes your arms, shoulders, waist, butt and legs more shapely.

Easy & Fun:  You can learn the correct technique in one lesson.  Equipment is easy to find and affordable in Victoria. You can pole walk with friends or take the whole family on an outing.


Look at the Calendar on this site under Classes & Courses to find the times and locations of all upcoming classes and events. There are a growing number of Nordixx Canada certified instructors in Victoria.  Linda Schaumleffel is the Master Instructor with Nordixx Canada right here in Victoria. Take a lesson or two, get some good quality Nordixx brand poles from Linda…  That’s all you need to get started pole walking!   After that pole walk on your own, or buddy up.  I am also planning some Fun  Walks so that we can socialize and have fun pole walking through some really great scenery!