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EVENT CALENDAR

January – February 2018

Jan
20
Sat
POLECATS @ different location each Saturday
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

This is a self directed group of medium to high fitness level Nordic Pole Walkers who like to explore new areas to pole walk in this beautiful city, and then enjoy a social over coffee at the end.  The walk length is 60-90 minutes.  There is no cost to join, and members take turns planning the Saturday walks.

You must know how to pole walk and have your own poles to join this group.

Contact Linda to find the start location….and get introduced to this group.

NOTE:  It is likely this group will start on Feb 1, 2016 to systematically train for the Victoria TC 10km event on April 24, 2016 in the pole walking division.  Looking for a team or a partner?  Consider training with the Polecat Team who support the idea of working in sub teams of 4, 3, or 2 people.  It is a life changing process!

Questions?  Contact me Linda4success@shaw.ca .

This is the group I hang with!  Numbers are growing….one Saturday 17 people showed up!  Fun!

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Jan
27
Sat
POLECATS @ different location each Saturday
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

This is a self directed group of medium to high fitness level Nordic Pole Walkers who like to explore new areas to pole walk in this beautiful city, and then enjoy a social over coffee at the end.  The walk length is 60-90 minutes.  There is no cost to join, and members take turns planning the Saturday walks.

You must know how to pole walk and have your own poles to join this group.

Contact Linda to find the start location….and get introduced to this group.

NOTE:  It is likely this group will start on Feb 1, 2016 to systematically train for the Victoria TC 10km event on April 24, 2016 in the pole walking division.  Looking for a team or a partner?  Consider training with the Polecat Team who support the idea of working in sub teams of 4, 3, or 2 people.  It is a life changing process!

Questions?  Contact me Linda4success@shaw.ca .

This is the group I hang with!  Numbers are growing….one Saturday 17 people showed up!  Fun!

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Jan
29
Mon
LEARN:Cook&Dallas @ Cook Street at Dallas Road by park washroom
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

NORDIC POLE WALKING LEARN CLASS

($20 for each LEARN class…re-register and take as many as you need!)

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Try Nordic style pole walking to see if you like it.
  2. Learn the 4 basic steps of Nordic style pole walking so that you can carry on.
  3. Understand how Nordic pole walking impacts 90% of your muscles in a do-able, addictive way.
  4. Understand why TECHNIQUE MATTERS and why the right poles make a difference!

This group lesson is up to 10 people.  Everyone can borrow poles for the lesson, and if desired buy the good NORDIXX “traveler” poles at the end of the lesson ($91 includes tax).

After taking this class, you can take other courses offered by me, and/or join one of the many neighbourhood pole walking clubs in our town.  Of course you can get out on your own and pole walk for fitness;  the (minimum) prescription for health is to pole walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes.  Nordic style pole walking feels so good, you won’t want to stop!

Realistically, it takes about 4 sessions to really get the hang of the NORDIC style of pole walking.  You can take a subsequent SKILL or FITNESS courses or repeat the LEARN lesson as many times as you wish.  Once learned properly, this skill will serve you the rest of your life!

NOTE:  YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR EVERY LEARN CLASS! 

You can click on the button on this site to register and pay by PayPal, VISA, or MASTERCARD.

  

pole walking on hard sand!

 


Jan
30
Tue
LEARN:Songhees @ on sidewalk by Spinnakers Pub
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

NORDIC POLE WALKING LEARN CLASS

(Each LEARN class is $20; take as many as you need.  Pre-register for each class.)

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Try Nordic style pole walking to see if you like it.
  2. Learn the 4 basic steps of Nordic style pole walking so that you can carry on.
  3. Understand how Nordic pole walking impacts 90% of your muscles in a do-able, addictive way.
  4. Understand why TECHNIQUE MATTERS and why the right poles make a difference!

This group lesson is up to 10 people.  Everyone can borrow poles for the lesson, and if desired buy the good NORDIXX “traveler” poles at the end of the lesson ($91 includes tax).

After taking this class, you can take other courses offered by me, and/or join one of the many neighbourhood pole walking clubs in our town.  Of course you can get out on your own and pole walk for fitness;  the (minimum) prescription for health is to pole walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes.  Nordic style pole walking feels so good, you won’t want to stop!

Realistically, it takes about 4 sessions to really get the hang of the NORDIC style of pole walking.  You can take a subsequent SKILL or FITNESS courses or repeat the LEARN lesson as many times as you wish.  Once learned properly, this skill will serve you the rest of your life!

NOTE:  YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR EVERY LEARN CLASS! 

You can click on the button on this site to register and pay by PayPal, VISA, or MASTERCARD.

  

pole walking on hard sand!


Jan
31
Wed
FITNESS:GorgeRd @ Gorge WaterWay Park, canoe club parking lot
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

NORDIC POLE WALKING FITNESS COURSE:  14 SESSIONS WED EVE 6:30PM

This GORGE HILLS FITNESS COURSE was a favourite course last season. We will be training step-by-step to raise your total body fitness systematically with Nordic Pole Walking.  No matter what your fitness level to start, you will follow a program appropriate for you to raise YOUR level of fitness.  At the end of this course, you have the option to carry on together as a FREE neighbourhood pole walking club!

Our fun goal for the course is to for everyone to enter the ESQUIMALT 5KM on April 7 and the TIMESCOLONIST 10KM on April 29. (You know we have pole walk brunch parties after each event…!) Even if you start with low fitness and follow the program each week by putting in your three sessions of Nordic pole walking, you will be able to finish both the 5 km and the 10km. Speed is not an issue and your speed will be just right!  We will systematically raise our fitness no matter what by following our planned program.  PLUS we will find like-fitness buddies and learn how to pole walk as “QUAD” teams, which is undoubtedly the most fun way to get fit and to have fun in events!

  1.  You can join this course without having taken a LEARN CLASS, but it really helps if you do take a LEARN CLASS first, even if you are rusty at the skill.  But we will be teaching everyone how to NORDIC STYLE POLE WALK right from scratch. Nordixx poles essential.  Can be purchased at class…$91.
  2. NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN THE FIRST 3 SESSIONS (last day for registration is Feb 21) then this course will be closed.
  3. BY REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE, YOUR INTENT SHOULD BE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ESQUIMALT 5KM AND TC10KM.  Having a clear deadline is empowering….plus that is where the BIG fun is!
  4. You must register yourself for the ESQUIMALT 5KM and TC10km. Click on these links:

REGISTER FOR ESQUIMALT 5KM HERE:

https://esquimalt.perfectmind.com/22948/Clients/BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?calendarId=dbb334e6-e4ea-4bdb-a696-09699ebc3bda&widgetId=bf455c8c-a163-4f49-9902-f3f917ee8618&embed=False

REGISTER FOR TC10KM HERE and register under TEAM “Vancouver Island Nordic Pole Walkers”

Register 2018

Note: if you have a headlamp it will be really useful in dark evenings until March 11 when daylight savings returns.  (BEST BUY:  go to Canadian Tire auto department and find 120 lumen headlamps there… 2 pairs for approx. $25)

NOTE:  If you miss a Wednesday evening practise, it is still up to you to follow your program and get your 3 pole walking sessions in each week.  Your fitness will grow and soon you will be like the members of the PoleCats who exclaim, “Remember when we thought that route was difficult!”   Everyone will receive the official training chart to keep track of progress.

YOU WILL BE FITTER AND STRONGER AT THE END OF THIS COURSE…and have new friends!


Feb
3
Sat
FITNESS:different location each week @ polecat weekly walk location around greater victoria
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

NORDIC POLE WALKING FITNESS COURSE:  14 WEEKS Saturday 8:00am various locations around Victoria.

This “POLE KITTENS” COURSE was the most successful course in that at the end, the participants easily carried on with the free neighbourhood pole walking club, THE POLECATS!  You  “kittens” will be training with me each week, but we will be meeting at the weekly PoleCat location, and end the session with an invitation for coffee with the PoleCats.  At the end of our 14 week course you will graduate and  have the option to become POLECATS.

We will be training step-by-step to raise your total body fitness systematically with Nordic Pole Walking.  No matter what your fitness level to start, you will follow a program appropriate for you to raise YOUR level of fitness.  At the end of this course, you have the option to carry on together as a FREE neighbourhood pole walking club!

Our fun goal for the course is to for everyone to enter the ESQUIMALT 5KM on April 7 and the TIMESCOLONIST 10KM on April 29. (You know we have pole walk brunch parties after each event…!) Even if you start with low fitness and follow the program each week by putting in your three sessions of Nordic pole walking, you will be able to finish both the 5 km and the 10km. Speed is not an issue and your speed will be just right!  We will systematically raise our fitness no matter what by following our planned program.  PLUS we will find like-fitness buddies and learn how to pole walk as “QUAD” teams, which is undoubtedly the most fun way to get fit and to have fun in events!

  1.  You can join this course without having taken a LEARN CLASS, but it really helps if you do take a LEARN CLASS first, even if you are rusty at the skill.  But we will be teaching everyone how to NORDIC STYLE POLE WALK right from scratch. Nordixx poles essential.  Can be purchased at class…$91.
  2. NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN THE FIRST 3 SESSIONS (last day for registration is Feb 24) then this course will be closed.
  3. BY REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE, YOUR INTENT SHOULD BE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ESQUIMALT 5KM AND TC10KM.  Having a clear goal with deadline is empowering….plus that is where the BIG fun is!
  4. You must register yourself for the ESQUIMALT 5KM and TC10km. Click on these links:

REGISTER FOR ESQUIMALT 5KM HERE:

https://esquimalt.perfectmind.com/22948/Clients/BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?calendarId=dbb334e6-e4ea-4bdb-a696-09699ebc3bda&widgetId=bf455c8c-a163-4f49-9902-f3f917ee8618&embed=False

REGISTER FOR TC10KM HERE and register under TEAM “Vancouver Island Nordic Pole Walkers”

Register 2018

NOTE:  If you miss a Saturday morning practise, it is still up to you to follow your program and get your 3 pole walking sessions in each week.  Your fitness will grow and soon you will be like the members of the PoleCats who exclaim, “Remember when we thought that route was difficult!”   Everyone will receive the official training chart to keep track of progress.

YOU WILL BE FITTER AND STRONGER AT THE END OF THIS COURSE…and have new friends!


POLECATS @ different location each Saturday
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

This is a self directed group of medium to high fitness level Nordic Pole Walkers who like to explore new areas to pole walk in this beautiful city, and then enjoy a social over coffee at the end.  The walk length is 60-90 minutes.  There is no cost to join, and members take turns planning the Saturday walks.

You must know how to pole walk and have your own poles to join this group.

Contact Linda to find the start location….and get introduced to this group.

NOTE:  It is likely this group will start on Feb 1, 2016 to systematically train for the Victoria TC 10km event on April 24, 2016 in the pole walking division.  Looking for a team or a partner?  Consider training with the Polecat Team who support the idea of working in sub teams of 4, 3, or 2 people.  It is a life changing process!

Questions?  Contact me Linda4success@shaw.ca .

This is the group I hang with!  Numbers are growing….one Saturday 17 people showed up!  Fun!

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Feb
5
Mon
LEARN:Cook&Dallas @ Cook Street at Dallas Road by park washroom
Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

NORDIC POLE WALKING LEARN CLASS

($20 for each LEARN class…re-register and take as many as you need!)

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Try Nordic style pole walking to see if you like it.
  2. Learn the 4 basic steps of Nordic style pole walking so that you can carry on.
  3. Understand how Nordic pole walking impacts 90% of your muscles in a do-able, addictive way.
  4. Understand why TECHNIQUE MATTERS and why the right poles make a difference!

This group lesson is up to 10 people.  Everyone can borrow poles for the lesson, and if desired buy the good NORDIXX “traveler” poles at the end of the lesson ($91 includes tax).

After taking this class, you can take other courses offered by me, and/or join one of the many neighbourhood pole walking clubs in our town.  Of course you can get out on your own and pole walk for fitness;  the (minimum) prescription for health is to pole walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes.  Nordic style pole walking feels so good, you won’t want to stop!

Realistically, it takes about 4 sessions to really get the hang of the NORDIC style of pole walking.  You can take a subsequent SKILL or FITNESS courses or repeat the LEARN lesson as many times as you wish.  Once learned properly, this skill will serve you the rest of your life!

NOTE:  YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR EVERY LEARN CLASS! 

You can click on the button on this site to register and pay by PayPal, VISA, or MASTERCARD.

  

pole walking on hard sand!

 


Feb
6
Tue
LEARN:Songhees @ on sidewalk by Spinnakers Pub
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

NORDIC POLE WALKING LEARN CLASS

(Each LEARN class is $20; take as many as you need.  Pre-register for each class.)

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Try Nordic style pole walking to see if you like it.
  2. Learn the 4 basic steps of Nordic style pole walking so that you can carry on.
  3. Understand how Nordic pole walking impacts 90% of your muscles in a do-able, addictive way.
  4. Understand why TECHNIQUE MATTERS and why the right poles make a difference!

This group lesson is up to 10 people.  Everyone can borrow poles for the lesson, and if desired buy the good NORDIXX “traveler” poles at the end of the lesson ($91 includes tax).

After taking this class, you can take other courses offered by me, and/or join one of the many neighbourhood pole walking clubs in our town.  Of course you can get out on your own and pole walk for fitness;  the (minimum) prescription for health is to pole walk 3 times a week for 30 minutes.  Nordic style pole walking feels so good, you won’t want to stop!

Realistically, it takes about 4 sessions to really get the hang of the NORDIC style of pole walking.  You can take a subsequent SKILL or FITNESS courses or repeat the LEARN lesson as many times as you wish.  Once learned properly, this skill will serve you the rest of your life!

NOTE:  YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR EVERY LEARN CLASS! 

You can click on the button on this site to register and pay by PayPal, VISA, or MASTERCARD.

  

pole walking on hard sand!


Feb
7
Wed
FITNESS:GorgeRd @ Gorge WaterWay Park, canoe club parking lot
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

NORDIC POLE WALKING FITNESS COURSE:  14 SESSIONS WED EVE 6:30PM

This GORGE HILLS FITNESS COURSE was a favourite course last season. We will be training step-by-step to raise your total body fitness systematically with Nordic Pole Walking.  No matter what your fitness level to start, you will follow a program appropriate for you to raise YOUR level of fitness.  At the end of this course, you have the option to carry on together as a FREE neighbourhood pole walking club!

Our fun goal for the course is to for everyone to enter the ESQUIMALT 5KM on April 7 and the TIMESCOLONIST 10KM on April 29. (You know we have pole walk brunch parties after each event…!) Even if you start with low fitness and follow the program each week by putting in your three sessions of Nordic pole walking, you will be able to finish both the 5 km and the 10km. Speed is not an issue and your speed will be just right!  We will systematically raise our fitness no matter what by following our planned program.  PLUS we will find like-fitness buddies and learn how to pole walk as “QUAD” teams, which is undoubtedly the most fun way to get fit and to have fun in events!

  1.  You can join this course without having taken a LEARN CLASS, but it really helps if you do take a LEARN CLASS first, even if you are rusty at the skill.  But we will be teaching everyone how to NORDIC STYLE POLE WALK right from scratch. Nordixx poles essential.  Can be purchased at class…$91.
  2. NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN THE FIRST 3 SESSIONS (last day for registration is Feb 21) then this course will be closed.
  3. BY REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE, YOUR INTENT SHOULD BE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ESQUIMALT 5KM AND TC10KM.  Having a clear deadline is empowering….plus that is where the BIG fun is!
  4. You must register yourself for the ESQUIMALT 5KM and TC10km. Click on these links:

REGISTER FOR ESQUIMALT 5KM HERE:

https://esquimalt.perfectmind.com/22948/Clients/BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?calendarId=dbb334e6-e4ea-4bdb-a696-09699ebc3bda&widgetId=bf455c8c-a163-4f49-9902-f3f917ee8618&embed=False

REGISTER FOR TC10KM HERE and register under TEAM “Vancouver Island Nordic Pole Walkers”

Register 2018

Note: if you have a headlamp it will be really useful in dark evenings until March 11 when daylight savings returns.  (BEST BUY:  go to Canadian Tire auto department and find 120 lumen headlamps there… 2 pairs for approx. $25)

NOTE:  If you miss a Wednesday evening practise, it is still up to you to follow your program and get your 3 pole walking sessions in each week.  Your fitness will grow and soon you will be like the members of the PoleCats who exclaim, “Remember when we thought that route was difficult!”   Everyone will receive the official training chart to keep track of progress.

YOU WILL BE FITTER AND STRONGER AT THE END OF THIS COURSE…and have new friends!