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

April 2017 – June 2018

Apr
8
Sat
EVENT: 5KM Esquimalt @ ESQUIMALT REC CENTER
Apr 8 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

This is a fun and scenic 5km event to kick off the new year.  Perfect timing for all those pole walkers in fitness training programs.   You need to register yourself through the Esquimalt.ca/events website;  early bird fee is $18 and late fee is $22/30.

NOTE: TWO Nordic Pole Walk Victoria trophies up for grabs by Nordic pole walkers in the Esquimalt 5km, and awarded at the Nordic pole walk after party. .

“TOP TEAM” will be won by team who has the largest total of  participants,  “victory tunnel polers”, and  participants in official marshalling positions in the event.  This award recognizes “participation’.

“BEST QUAD” will be won by the foursome who participates as a “quad” and crosses the finish line first.  This award recognizes “fitness”.

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


May
8
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.

 


May
15
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.

 


May
22
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
May 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.

 


May
29
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
May 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.

 


Jun
5
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.

 


Jun
12
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
Jun 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.

 


Jun
19
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
Jun 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.

 


Jun
26
Tue
LEARN:Quadra&McKenzieArea @ Lochside Trail behind Monkey Tree Pub
Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Try Nordic pole walking to see if you like it.  Discover how adding poles to walking in the Nordic style effectively uses 90% of your muscles.

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, JUST CLICK ON BUTTON ON THIS SITE.

Borrow poles for free.  Your instructor is Linda Schaumleffel, retired Olympian, survivor of car crash, Nordixx Canada Master Pole Walk instructor, has taught over 2500 people this method of pole walking.  Get all your questions answered by trying it and learning basic 4 steps!

NOTE:  FINDING THIS LOCATION THE FIRST TIME IS A LITTLE TRICKY.  Turn off Borden (Monkey Tree Pub, onto Cedar Hill X road, and then turn left onto Lochside.  Drive about 3 blocks to the end of the road, and the last parking lot….find me at my car.  Also if you Google Map 4098 Lochside, you will find it.  QUADRA & MCKENZIE IS THE GENERAL LOCATION.