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  


2018!  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 EVENTS, Nordic pole walking has a place for you!


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….

FIRST STEP:  Try a LEARN class…see if you like it!

  1. TO FIND THE LEARN CLASSES: click on EVENT CALENDAR (above tab), see “posterboard” and toggle to “month”, THEN FIND THE DAY, TIME, OR LOCATION of a LEARN CLASS near you.  Hover over the class you want to open up the full details.  Then you can register and pay through this site.  Nordic STYLE pole walking is a SKILL to be learned, and if you are like any of the 2500+ people I have taught so far in Victoria, you can do it!
  2. PUNCH CARD:  Most people feel really confident with 4 coached lessons under their belt.  So purchasing a PUNCH CARD for $30 at the end of the LEARN LESSON, gives you access to three more LEARN LESSONS, your choice of date and location, expires Oct 31.  It’s optional, but the smart move.

SECOND STEP:  Pole Walk Regularly!

  1. WALK ON YOUR OWN.  It’s so convenient….anytime, any place, just put on your walking shoes and grab your poles to re-energize your body and brain at home or work. 30 minutes will do it.
  2. FREE NEIGHBOURHOOD POLE WALK CLUBS are in operation NOW!  Check them out here:  (Or click on tab at top of page.) This is a great way to make friends, and get regular exercise through Nordic pole walking, explore new areas….and have fun!

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Note: instructor certification available. Contact me.




  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.




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!