Need instruction or poles? Have questions? Need a lively speaker? Contact LINDA SCHAUMLEFFEL, Hall of Fame Olympian, car accident survivor, Nordixx Canada MASTER Nordic Pole Walk Instructor, Linda4success@shaw.ca (250) 920-4005
ARE YOU SEARCHING for an effective exercise THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO to improve your health for the future?
NORDIC POLE WALKING IS THE ANSWER!
At this time all public lessons are on hold. However private lessons are still a good option. To get out into the fresh air and sunshine for a easy total body workout is a very good thing to do at this time. Nordic pole walking is an excellent option. I am proud of all of those people with poles who are taking themselves outside regularly for exercise!
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.
N-STYLE POLE WALKING
Note: The key point to focus on in this video is that my UPPER ARM swings from the shoulder toward the back with every swing. When you learn how to apply downward pressure on the strap with your relaxed hand, and keep that pressure on the strap all the way to the back of the 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.
CRITERIA FOR EXCELLENT TECHNIQUE 1. Upper Arm Swings behind “side mid-line” on every swing.
2. Hand travels horizontally to ground, from front to back of swing, using either Nordic or “J” style.
3. Hands relaxed. (May stabilize handle by pinching handle with base of thumb and first finger, but all fingers must stay off handle and be relaxed).
4. Rubber tip spontaneously springs into air consistently at end of arm swing and replants itself (as a consequence of swinging arm back with sufficient power)
‘J-STYLE” POLE WALKING…EQUALLY EFFECTIVE
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For people with sore knees, feet, hips, or very poor balance, I modify the technique a bit calling it “J-Style” which is equally effective but more beneficial for this group of people.
Many people see these videos and think they can grab poles and just do it. HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THIS EXERCISE, get started with good habits, learn in the quickest most efficient way, and set up a good habit THE FIRST TIME, take a LEARN LESSON (or PRIVATE LESSON). Call me! Linda4success@shaw.ca
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).
From Linda Schaumleffel in Victoria Linda4success@shaw.ca AND AT EVERY LESSON.
From FRONTRUNNERS in Victoria on Vancouver & Yates St.
MAILED TO YOU: (We ship worldwide.) Click this button: 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.)
FIVE THINGS MAKE (NPW) NORDIC POLE WALKING EXCEPTIONAL:
CONVENIENT: Just walk out your front door and start!
FEELS GOOD: easy on knees, shoulders/neck, hands, feels powerful and flowing.
AFFORDABLE: Poles are $91. 1-3 Learn Classes recommended. ($20/class). Nordixx poles ($79.95 + shipping + tax)
QUICK RESULTS: Uses 90% of the body’s muscles. Posture, LDL, BP, insulin, sleep, hip size start changing in 20-30 days.
FUN FACTOR: breathe in nature, see the sights, socialize with fellow pole walkers, participate in events from time to time.
NORDIC POLE WALKING IS “DO-ABLE” by anyone who can walk, and is kind of addictive once you get the hang of it.
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!
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.
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!