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 – April 2018

Apr
6
Thu
FITNESS:cloverdale&inverness @ near Spinnakers
Apr 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS CLOSED AND ALMOST COMPLETE.

 

It is challenging for everyone to get into the HABIT OF FITNESS when health results really start to show up.

Sooooo….this is the program where you actually get competent and fit with Nordic pole walking!

With accountability and encouragement you can actually get into gear with your fitness improvement.

Whatever your fitness level, you will be starting your 12 week program AT YOUR LEVEL AND PROGRESS FROM THERE!

Each week we will work on technique improvement including how to navigate hills with ease,

and then gradually stretch our fitness capabilities on the most beautiful walkway in Victoria.  This group is targeting the Esquimalt 5km on April 8 and the TC 10km on April 30 and will learn how to pole walk in “quad teams”.

IT IS BEST IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN A LEARN CLASS WITH LINDA in the last three years AND HAVE YOUR NORDIXX POLES, however we will be reviewing and improving technique at the beginning, and Nordixx poles will be available for sale at the class $91 includes taxes.

Learn lessons in 2017  are on Jan 30 at 1:30pm Feb 5 at 1:00pm, and Feb 6 at 1:30pm, Feb 12, at 1:00pm.

The fitness course starts on Feb 2.

Questions?  Email Linda4success@shaw.ca or phone 250 920-4005

 

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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”.

 

 

 

 


Apr
13
Thu
FITNESS:cloverdale&inverness @ near Spinnakers
Apr 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS CLOSED AND ALMOST COMPLETE.

 

It is challenging for everyone to get into the HABIT OF FITNESS when health results really start to show up.

Sooooo….this is the program where you actually get competent and fit with Nordic pole walking!

With accountability and encouragement you can actually get into gear with your fitness improvement.

Whatever your fitness level, you will be starting your 12 week program AT YOUR LEVEL AND PROGRESS FROM THERE!

Each week we will work on technique improvement including how to navigate hills with ease,

and then gradually stretch our fitness capabilities on the most beautiful walkway in Victoria.  This group is targeting the Esquimalt 5km on April 8 and the TC 10km on April 30 and will learn how to pole walk in “quad teams”.

IT IS BEST IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN A LEARN CLASS WITH LINDA in the last three years AND HAVE YOUR NORDIXX POLES, however we will be reviewing and improving technique at the beginning, and Nordixx poles will be available for sale at the class $91 includes taxes.

Learn lessons in 2017  are on Jan 30 at 1:30pm Feb 5 at 1:00pm, and Feb 6 at 1:30pm, Feb 12, at 1:00pm.

The fitness course starts on Feb 2.

Questions?  Email Linda4success@shaw.ca or phone 250 920-4005

 

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Apr
20
Thu
FITNESS:cloverdale&inverness @ near Spinnakers
Apr 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS CLOSED AND ALMOST COMPLETE.

 

It is challenging for everyone to get into the HABIT OF FITNESS when health results really start to show up.

Sooooo….this is the program where you actually get competent and fit with Nordic pole walking!

With accountability and encouragement you can actually get into gear with your fitness improvement.

Whatever your fitness level, you will be starting your 12 week program AT YOUR LEVEL AND PROGRESS FROM THERE!

Each week we will work on technique improvement including how to navigate hills with ease,

and then gradually stretch our fitness capabilities on the most beautiful walkway in Victoria.  This group is targeting the Esquimalt 5km on April 8 and the TC 10km on April 30 and will learn how to pole walk in “quad teams”.

IT IS BEST IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN A LEARN CLASS WITH LINDA in the last three years AND HAVE YOUR NORDIXX POLES, however we will be reviewing and improving technique at the beginning, and Nordixx poles will be available for sale at the class $91 includes taxes.

Learn lessons in 2017  are on Jan 30 at 1:30pm Feb 5 at 1:00pm, and Feb 6 at 1:30pm, Feb 12, at 1:00pm.

The fitness course starts on Feb 2.

Questions?  Email Linda4success@shaw.ca or phone 250 920-4005

 

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Apr
27
Thu
FITNESS:cloverdale&inverness @ near Spinnakers
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS CLOSED AND ALMOST COMPLETE.

 

It is challenging for everyone to get into the HABIT OF FITNESS when health results really start to show up.

Sooooo….this is the program where you actually get competent and fit with Nordic pole walking!

With accountability and encouragement you can actually get into gear with your fitness improvement.

Whatever your fitness level, you will be starting your 12 week program AT YOUR LEVEL AND PROGRESS FROM THERE!

Each week we will work on technique improvement including how to navigate hills with ease,

and then gradually stretch our fitness capabilities on the most beautiful walkway in Victoria.  This group is targeting the Esquimalt 5km on April 8 and the TC 10km on April 30 and will learn how to pole walk in “quad teams”.

IT IS BEST IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN A LEARN CLASS WITH LINDA in the last three years AND HAVE YOUR NORDIXX POLES, however we will be reviewing and improving technique at the beginning, and Nordixx poles will be available for sale at the class $91 includes taxes.

Learn lessons in 2017  are on Jan 30 at 1:30pm Feb 5 at 1:00pm, and Feb 6 at 1:30pm, Feb 12, at 1:00pm.

The fitness course starts on Feb 2.

Questions?  Email Linda4success@shaw.ca or phone 250 920-4005

 

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Jun
12
Mon
LEARN:RoyalOak @ corner of Viewmont and Greenlea
Jun 12 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

The objective of the LEARN CLASS is for you to try Nordic Style pole walking to see if you like it and to see if it works with your particular body foibles.  Borrow Nordixx poles for free for this class.  First we will learn about poles, and then properly set up your poles for the class.  Most of the time will be spent progressing step by step through the FOUR BASIC STEPS of learning to NORDIC STYLE pole walk.  We learn a bit, apply it by walking along, stop and review, and then add on the next bit.  Regardless of your fitness level or speed, this class is exactly for you.

 

1:30-3:00pm

Class fee is $20

If you wish to buy the poles everyone wants, they will be available at the end of the class for $91 (which includes tax)

PS  You may repeat the LEARN CLASS as many times as you wish ($20).  It usually takes about 3 instruction classes to feel confident with this NORDIC STYLE of pole walking.

Please email me to let me know you will be attending.   Linda4success@shaw.ca

 


Jun
14
Wed
LEARN:RoyalOak @ corner of Viewmont and Greenlea
Jun 14 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

The objective of the LEARN CLASS is for you to try Nordic Style pole walking to see if you like it and to see if it works with your particular body foibles.  Borrow Nordixx poles for free for this class.  First we will learn about poles, and then properly set up your poles for the class.  Most of the time will be spent progressing step by step through the FOUR BASIC STEPS of learning to NORDIC STYLE pole walk.  We learn a bit, apply it by walking along, stop and review, and then add on the next bit.  Regardless of your fitness level or speed, this class is exactly for you.

 

1:30-3:00pm

Class fee is $20

If you wish to buy the poles everyone wants, they will be available at the end of the class for $91 (which includes tax)

PS  You may repeat the LEARN CLASS as many times as you wish ($20).  It usually takes about 3 instruction classes to feel confident with this NORDIC STYLE of pole walking.

Please email me to let me know you will be attending.   Linda4success@shaw.ca

 


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
7
Wed
FITNESS:GorgeRd @ Gorge WaterWay Park, canoe club parking lot
Mar 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

WORK 9-5?  THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm near Gorge & Tillicum.

March 7 – May 2.  No previous experience necessary.  Learn to pole walk, get fitter, learn up&down hill techniques, get stronger.  Get really good at this fitness technique.

This GORGE HILLS FITNESS COURSE is a favourite.

SPECIFICALLY INVITING THOSE WHO WORK 9-5.

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 invite everyone to enter the ESQUIMALT 5KM on April 7 and the TIMESCOLONIST 10KM on April 29, and navigate the course in teams of four… (quad teams).  Speed is not the point!  FITNESS FUN AND FRIENDS is the point!

I will be teaching everyone how  to NORDIC STYLE POLE WALK right from scratch. If you are experienced, I will tweak your style so that you can squeeze every molecule out of this fitness activity.

FREE:  Feb 21 and Feb 28: TRY IT FOR FREE….DO YOU LIKE IT?

$75 COURSE FEE FOR March 7 to May 2

To register and pay click on button.  Or email Linda4success@shaw.ca.

 

Optional:

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!


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.