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!

EVENT CALENDAR

June 2017 – April 2018

Jun
24
Sat
GALLOPGOOSEsummerchallenge
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE SUMMER NORDIC POLE WALK ADVENTURE

June 24 kick-off party in Sooke.  Walk first section of Goose and have lunch.

Sept 16 end-part in Victoria at Glo restaurant (Selkirk Waterway)

This is your passport to summer fun.  Get your PASSPORT.  Walk with the entire gang to start and finish the Galloping Goose, and then through the summer, pole walk each section at your leisure to fill your passport.

More details to follow.


Aug
23
Wed
SEMINAR:CamosunInterurban
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Details to follow.

Public welcome.  Free.

Linda Schaumleffel, Presenter:  “A Total Body Workout in the Time it Takes to Walk.  No Sweat!”

Discover how Nordic pole walking is the perfect antidote to DESK SITTING JOBS.


Sep
10
Sun
Ovarian Walk of Hope
Sep 10 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am

5km or the distance you want to pole walk….. at Royal Roads …..this is a fun event

 

JOIN Jennifer Smyth’s team….POLEWALKERS FOR A CURE….and walk/polewalk in the event.

HERE’S HOW:  To register for the team, Click here to visit Jennifer’s personal page.

and then click “Join Jennifer’s team” and follow the directions.

 

or DONATE to POLEWALKERS FOR A CURE
To donate, go to the team page Click here for PoleWalkers for a Cure page
and click “Donate Now” above Join Team and follow directions.

 

 

 


Sep
12
Tue
SEMINAR:royaloak @ ROYAL OAK Weight Watcher Seminar Room
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

A total body workout in the time it takes to walk!

AT THIS CLASSROOM SEMINAR YOU WILL:

Learn what puts Nordic style pole walking in a class by itself in terms of effectiveness, do-ability, affordability, and enjoyment.

Excellent for those people in the process of losing weight for two big reasons:

1) it takes the weight off your poor feet, knees, hips, and low back while you are in the process of losing weight.  Every 10 pounds of extra body weight places up to 40 pounds of stress on your feet, knees, hips, but the use of poles in Nordic style pole walking can take up to 30% pressure off those joints.

2)  It wakes up your “mitochondria cells” so that they can burn fat more efficiently, and give you more energy.

TAKE NOTE:  Speed does not matter in Nordic Pole Walking.  We have the research to prove that it is the number of mitochondria you stimulate, not how hard your huff and puff, that activates the fat burning mechanism.

 

HURRAY!  If you like what you hear, you can sign up for an introductory LEARN LESSON at this same time and day the following week…so that you can try pole walking to see if you like it.   You can register through this EVENT CALENDAR, or contact Linda4success@shaw.ca


Sep
18
Mon
SEMINAR:Arthritis @ Victoria Arthritis Center
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FREE SEMINAR, limited seating.

Thanks to the Victoria Arthritis Society for sponsoring this room, and seminar.

http://arthritis.ca/events/find-local-events?searchtext=&drpprovince=2&drpregion=2

MUST REGISTER by emailing Linda4success@shaw.ca

Your choice of:

TUESDAY SEPT 12 from 7-9pm or MONDAY SEPT 18 from 7-9pm

 

EVERYONE NEEDS TO EXERCISE TO MAINTAIN OR BUILD STRENGTH, ENERGY, AND IMMUNITY, but how can you get in the prescribed amount of cardio and muscular exercise when sore feet, knees, hips, hands, neck, shoulders….are shouting STOP!

Retired Olympian and car accident survivor, Linda Schaumleffel outlines the compelling reasons why NORDIC STYLE pole walking (summer training for cross country skiing) is an exercise in a class by itself, that gives you a total body workout while supporting painful joins.

Linda likens arthritis to the TIN MAN FROM WIZARD OF OZ…. inactivity rusts up the joints.  The rusty joints are even MORE painful.  Linda knows from her own experience and that of thousands of participants that MOVEMENT lubricates the joints again, and….. it is a process that takes a little patience. 

AT THIS SEMINAR, learn about the essential role that mitochondria plays in the body and how Nordic Pole Walking is the best exercise on the planet for most humans to create the most health.

LEARN HOW NPW IS SO EFFECTIVE, CONVENIENT, DO-ABLE….AND AFFORDABLE

 

………and why people with arthritis flourish with this exercise.

This could be a changing day in your life!

 

 

 

 


Sep
19
Tue
SEMINAR:Oaklands @ Oaklands Community Association
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

HOW CAN YOU GET A TOTAL BODY WORKOUT IN THE TIME IT TAKES TO WALK?  Learn what makes Nordic Style pole walk the most EFFECTIVE, do-able, convenient, and affordable exercise on the planet.   Discover why MITOCHONDRIA are the key to health and how Nordic Style Pole walking is the best exercise to stimulate mitochondria.

Nordic Style pole walking is the summer training for cross-country skiing and has a skill component to it.  IT IS A SUITABLE EXERCISE FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.

If your interest is piqued by this seminar, then you can register for the 6-week Learn to Nordic Pole Walk with retired Olympian, and car accident survivor, Linda Schaumleffel which starts the following week on Tuesday Sept 26 6-7:30pm  (6 sessions for $54 COURSE #54495)

 

TO REGISTER FOR SEMINAR:   Phone (250) 370 9101 or go to 2827 Belmont Ave.  QUOTE COURSE NUMBER:  Seminar on Sept 19 #54667 ($10), NPW Fitness course on Sept26 to Oct 31 #54495 (6/$54)  NB Those who take the seminar first reach a higher level of success in the fitness course!

 


Oct
3
Tue
SEMINAR:CamosunLansdowne
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Details to follow.

Public welcome.  Free.

Linda Schaumleffel, Presenter:  “A Total Body Workout in the Time it Takes to Walk.  No Sweat!”   Discover how Nordic pole walking is the perfect antidote to DESK SITTING JOBS.


Nov
4
Sat
EVENT:AutumnClassic @ WestShore WalkWay by Q-Arena/lacrosse box
Nov 4 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am

THE AUTUMN CLASSIC

is the fun wind-up event celebrating a year of Nordic pole walking, and the growth of our Neighbourhood clubs, and the official end to our season…time changes this weekend.

First we pole walk on the Westshore Walk Way, and then we party at 6-Mile Pub.

YOUR NON-POLING FRIENDS, RELATIVES, SPOUSE, VISITORS ARE INVITED TO JOIN AND WALK.  (Everyone wear your team colours and bring a sign with your team name on it…for the big photo shoot. Team colours means:  similar coloured t-shirts/tops, same hats, your team colour bandanas, or???  Smart teams will be prepared to persuade unattached participants to join their club for the day.) 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED $10 for ALL participants (npw or walking).

HERE’S HOW:

  • REGISTER & PAY through this site
  •  OR Email Linda4success@shaw.ca to make arrangements with Linda
  • OR Register and Pay through your Club Leaders (Val, Jan, Jennifer, Janette, Glenice).

 

THE WALK: Choose from one of four routes:

  1. Easy Does It….approx. 1.3 km  (slightly undulating)
  2. Once is Enough….one loop of Westshore Walk Way (2.5km)  (mostly flat, some undulations, 2 mild hills)
  3. Loop-de-Loop….two loops of Westshore Walk Way (5.0km) (mostly flat, some undulations, 2 mild hills X2)
  4. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Challenge for Quads and Trios (one 2.5km loop with two 1.0km HILL loops in the middle)

 

EXPERIENCE THE TRADIONAL “LOVE TUNNEL OF POLES” AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE FINISH.

 

SPECIAL INVITATION!  Do you bake a GREAT “trail bar”?

We are having THE BEST BAR CHALLENGE.

To enter, register for the Autumn Classic, then email Linda4success@shaw.ca indicating your willingness to participate in challenge, and submit your recipe.  You will bake your BEST TRAIL BAR, cut it into 1/2 inch cubes, then at end of pole walking event you will offer a sample to each event participant and vie for VOTES.  (We will have it set up for you,  kind of like a “tail gate” party.  You will receive your $10 event fee back in exchange for your special participation)  All the participants will have one vote and will vote for their FAVOURITE BAR.  The BEST BAR CHALLENGE winner will receive a prize.

EVERYONE IS ENTERED FOR THE PRIZE DRAWS!

TWO TROPHIES UP FOR GRABS

BEST TEAM TROPHY will be won according to a secret formula that fairly ranks teams by number of participants and fitness (finish order).

BEST QUAD TROPHY will be won by the QUAD or TRIO TEAM that completes the HILL CHALLENGE COURSE in the fastest time.

 

PARTY AT 6-MILE PUB

After the exercise/adventure part of the morning, everyone will reconvene at 6-MILE PUB.  We have a big room reserved.  Place your order as soon as you arrive.  FREE nachos will be brought to your table. 

HERE’S THE FUN AGENDA

  1. Everyone will receive a little registration package with a few fun goodies.
  2. Enjoy nachos while waiting for your lunch to arrive.
  3. VISIT “Love Your Pole” station where you can purchase missing clips, sand caps, or renew the straps, handles, rubber tips, fanny packs.
  4. Challenge your puzzle skills with fun game.
  5. Learn names, share “best” comment, make new friends.
  6. ENJOY THE GREAT FOOD 6-MILE PUB HAS TO OFFER.
  7. Prize draws….
  8. Applaud winner of BEST TRAIL BAR contest.
  9. Be the first to hear about NEW PROJECT in the works.
  10. Cheer for the BEST TEAM
  11. Cheer for BEST QUAD
  12. CHALK UP another great event, friends, and health….because of Nordic pole walking.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mar
31
Sat
BlueBRIDGEadventure @ meet at Spinnakers
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE!

The opening of Victoria’s New Blue Bridge. March 31, 2018  12:00-5:00pm.

New Blue Bridge Opening Day NORDIC Pole Walk Adventure 12:00-3:00pm

$20.  MUST PRE-REGISTER!  Click on button on this site, and pay with PayPal, Visa, MC.

Led by your tour host, retired Olympian, Linda Schaumleffel, this tour will meet near Spinnakers Pub, and pole walk across the NEW BLUE BRIDGE during the opening day celebrations.  Tour consists of pole walk to and across New Blue Bridge, a small tour through new Chinatown, a treat from Chinese bakery, exploration of festivities on Old Blue Bridge, and return to Spinnakers.  Included in tour will be a festive bandana, a group photo on New Blue Bridge emailed to you, an authentic treat in Chinatown, a visit to inspiring art installation, plus historic notes from tour guide, Linda Schaumleffel.  Bonus:  increased fitness because we will be pole walking (so bring your poles).  Friends and family who don’t have poles may borrow poles from Linda and join our tour (reserve poles early, limited supply).

You can get to Spinnakers easily from the Esquimalt, Westshore, View Royal, Penninsula side of town.  Coming across town to Spinnakers, go across on Hillside or Bay Street.  Leave extra time to find parking.  You can also take the bus to Spinnakers.  A smart person might make a reservation at Spinnakers for an early brunch, and then go on Pole Walk adventure.  If you plan to go to Spinnakers after the walk, make a reservation!

GET A FREE MINI POLE WALK LESSON AT 11:00am.  Must pre-register.

IF YOU NEED TO BORROW POLES COME AT 11:00am.

 


Apr
5
Thu
SPEAKING @ Church of our Lord Senior Luncheon program
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join the gang for lunch and a entertaining presentation about the benefits of Nordic Pole Walking.

Contact Richard Montgomery for full details.  Everyone welcome.