Welcome to the world of POLE WALKING with Coach LINDA SCHAUMLEFFEL in Victoria, BC.
WHAT IS POLE WALKING ANYWAY….
Pole walking is like cross-country skiing without the snow. You add the use of two light weight poles as you walk on sidewalks, low tide beaches, and dirt trails.
WHY POLE WALK?
Pole walking is amazing because it uses 90% of the body’s muscles. Three areas of improvement that you will experience quickly are improved posture, trimmer waist, and reduction of back of the arm “flubber”. Fitness creeps up on you fast.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM POLE WALKING?
If you can walk, you can pole walk. When you pole walk, benefits are guaranteed!
Posture: This is an especially great exercise for people who are concerned with slumping posture like desk workers and those over 50. This is one of the first areas to improve.
Prevent Injury: It is an excellent alternate training for golfers and kayak/dragon boaters because it particularly strengthens the oblique muscles that give the back strength in rotating motion, increasing performance and reducing injuries.
Accelerate Weight Loss: It’s kind of addicting. You get outside in the fresh area and burn more calories than plain walking in the same amount of time. It raises cardio demand a bit and is easy on knees and feet. You can do it with a buddy.
Fashion Focus: Pole walking makes your arms, shoulders, waist, butt and legs more shapely.
Easy & Fun: You can learn the correct technique in one lesson. Equipment is easy to find and affordable in Victoria. You can pole walk with friends or take the whole family on an outing.
HOW TO GET STARTED WITH POLE WALKING
If you live near Victoria BC, you may be able to catch a class with Linda Schaumleffel. Look at the CALENDAR on this site and see if anything is being offered. However, it’s easier than you think to start on your own by following STEPS ONE, TWO and THREE on this website.
Comments on: "WHO WHAT & WHY of POLE WALKING" (2)
Are there any current in-person groups or classes?
Hi Carrie, I am not great at seeing messages that come through the comments in my website…. Sorry.
I see that you are wondering if there are any groups or classes for Nordic walking in Victoria.
Yes there are! Except now in the cold wet winter months, not so much.
I teach people the effective skill of Nordic walking, and get them set up with the right poles.
People do their fitness walking mostly on their own, but we have 7 or 8 Nordic walking clubs in Victoria.
Go to nordicpolewalkingvictoria.ca and click on Victoria NW Groups to find the contact to each one of them.
Contact me now so that we can create the best plan for you!