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, Linda4success@shaw.ca  (250) 920-4005  

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NORDIC STYLE POLE WALKING LOOKS LIKE THIS!

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.  IT SHOULD LOOK EASY, RELAXED, EFFORTLESS.  You can’t see that 90% of my muscles are working, and that the “workload” is actually huge!  It is a very unique exercise. Like every new skill it takes time/practice to make it look smooth and easy.

Many people see this video and think they can grab poles and just do it.  HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THIS EXERCISE, LEARN IN THE FASTEST WAY POSSIBLE,  AND SOLVE THE UNIQUE PROBLEMS YOU BODY MAY PRESENT, THEN TAKE A “LEARN LESSON” or PRIVATE LESSON with me!  Linda4success@shaw.ca

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”  with every swing.  The pole tip responds by lifting itself up and replanting.  I am completely relaxed and have learned how to apply force effectively.  Look at how relaxed my hands are.

 

THE DIFFERENCE IN POLES….EXPLAINED!

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

Nordic poles vs Trekking poles vs Rehab poles

 

GET NORDIXX POLES HERE

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

  1. From Linda Schaumleffel in Victoria  Linda4success@shaw.ca  AND AT EVERY LESSON.
  2. From FRONTRUNNERS in Victoria on Vancouver & Yates St.
  3. MAILED TO YOU: (We ship worldwide.) Click  order here  then click on “SHOP NOW” then “PRODUCTS“, then “NORDIXX POLES” and 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.)

 

UPCOMING FUN EVENTS

  • Nov 24 SANTA PARADE in Victoria  Email JAN ….   mosley@shaw.ca to join pole walk group
  • Dec 2  SIDNEY SPARKLE PARADE  Email JANETTE…. jrleitch@telus.net to join pole walk group
  • TC10km CLINIC in Shawnigan Lake includes Nordic pole walkers with Linda Schaumleffel Linda4success@shaw.ca
  • TC10km Nordic pole walk training in Victoria with Jennifer Smyth  smythj@telus.net
  • April 2019 ESQUIMALT 5KM
  • April 28, 2019  TC 10KM
  • June 1, 2019 WALK FOR ARTHRITIS
  • June 15, 2019 NAVY RUN
  • July-August SUMMER ADVENTURE

 

 

1. TRY NORDIC POLE WALKING TO SEE IF YOU LIKE IT! 

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

LESSONS START AGAIN FEB 1, 2019

MONDAY 1:30pm- 3:00pm at Cook & Dallas

WEDNESDAY 1:30-3:00pm near Spinnaker’s pub (306 Catherine Street)

Group lessons are given from February to October.  Private lessons available anytime.

For full details and to register  CLICK 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 Linda4success@shaw.ca to pre-register.  $20  Borrow poles for free for the LEARN CLASS.

 

2.  GET CONFIDENT WITH NORDIC POLE WALKING SKILL!

Special Offer:  SAVE MONEY WITH PUNCH CARD!

Every new skill does better with a little focused learning!  At the end of your first LEARN LESSON in 2019,  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, 2019, for $30.  You save 50%.  Between pole walking 3 x week, and 3 more coaching sessions, you will feel confident!

 

3. GET FIT with NORDIC POLE WALKING.  FREE NEIGHBORHOOD 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 neighborhood pole walking club.   Check them out here:  http://vancislandnordicpolewalkers.com

 

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 Linda4success@shaw.ca

Note: instructor certification available. Contact me.

 (INSPIRE MAGAZINE ARTICLE…  http://www.seniorlivingmag.com/articles)

 

 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….

 

 

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FOUR THINGS MAKE (NPW) NORDIC POLE WALKING EXCEPTIONAL: 

  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)

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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!       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTnGZSbQ49k

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.

WHAT IS POLE WALKING ANYWAY….

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.

WHY POLE WALK?

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.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM POLE WALKING?

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.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH POLE WALKING

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!