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 – May 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
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

 


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!


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.


May
28
Mon
SEMINAR:YakomovichWellnessCenter @ Yakomovich Wellness Center
May 28 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Seminar:  Will Nordic Pole Walking Work for Me?

Talk to LINDA SCHAUMLEFFEL (retired Olympian, car accident survivor, arthritis, Nordic Canada Master Pole Walk Instructor)  to ask all your questions.  She has taught over 2500 people to NOrdic style pole walk, and has rehabbed her own health by Nordic pole walking.

Will Nordic Pole Walking Work for YOU!

What is it?  What kind of poles are required?  What makes NORDIC style different from other uses of poles?  Why does scientific research find such astounding results using NORDIC STYLE pole walking?  Will it work for me?  Where do I start?  How much does it cost?  What does it take to do Nordic Pole walking?  Can I do it even though I have……… ?