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NORDIC pole walking FEELS GOOD. Strengthen posture/core. De-stress neck/shoulders. Move FAST/SLOW & expect results. CONVENIENT & AFFORDABLE…no sweat! Try it. I bet you'll love it!

Archive for March, 2011

WHAT IS NORDIC WALKING?

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Many people have not yet heard about Nordic walking.  Don’t get it confused with other types of exercises using poles…hahahaha.  Nordic  Walking is like cross-country skiing without the snow.  We walk on sidewalks, low tide beaches, country road using two lightweight poles to propel ourselves forward.  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 Walking.  The scientific prescription for health with Nordic Walking is a minimum of three 30-minute sessions each week.  will give you good health.  Many people love it so much they way 5 or 6 times each week for short and long outings.   Up your time for pole walking to 60 minutes 3-4 times a week and your fitness will flourish.

WHO ATTENDS NORDIC WALKING LESSONS WITH LINDA?  My 2011 statistics show this:  Women from age 27 to 79…average age 52.5.  Men from age 51 to 79…average age 63.75. 

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

WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NORDIC WALKING 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  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 disappointed. ”  Tiffanie

WHO WHAT & WHY of POLE WALKING

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 dirt trails.

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

If you live near Victoria BC, you may be able to catch a class with Linda Schaumleffel.  Look at the CALENDAR on this site and see if anything is being offered.  However, it’s easier than you think to start on your own by following STEPS ONE, TWO and THREE on this website.