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 – September 2018

Jun
24
Sat
GALLOPGOOSEsummerchallenge
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 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.


Sep
10
Sun
Ovarian Walk of Hope
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 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.

 

 

 


Mar
7
Wed
FITNESS:GorgeRd @ Gorge WaterWay Park, canoe club parking lot
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 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
23
Mon
SEMINAR:YakimovichCenter @ Yakimovich Wellness Center
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

What Makes Nordic Pole Walking the Better Way to Walk?

Linda Schaumleffel, (retired Olympian, car accident survivor, and Nordixx Canada Master Pole walk instructor) returns with her lively and informative seminar.  This presentation usually attracts a crowd of people who are looking for something they can actually do for their health, that will actually work.  After hearing this lucid explanation of the importance internally of a full body exercise that can be done happily, audience members leave with renewed hope that they can instigate a positive change in their health, and a clear plan of action that they can take.

 

Pre-registration required.   Liz McCarter 250 370 5688 ext 34682


Sep
9
Sun
OVARIAN WALK: Royal Roads @ Royal Roads, bottom parking lot
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

There are many benefits to you to join in with this WALK  (in addition to saving women’s lives through research)

  1.  Get back into fitness gear after a summer break.
  2.  Walk with the Pole Walk Clubs…there is a group with a speed and distance just right for you.
  3. (Borrow poles for free from Linda if you have not pole walked before.)
  4. Discover the amazing public trails at Royal Roads
  5. Fun! Free food.
  6. Meet a new friend.

There could be up to 60 pole walkers attending this event!

Here is the link again to join this walk:

http://noca.convio.net/site/TR/2018WalkofHope/General?px=1016320&pg=personal&fr_id=1436

 

WHEN YOU CLICK ON JOIN A TEAM, you can either

  1. Join the team and walk at Royal Roads
  2. Donate to help the PoleWalkers for a Cure exceed their goal, and not walk at the event.

If you have questions, contact TEAM LEADER, Jennifer Smyth at smythj@telus.net