This is a video taken in 2012 before I became a master instructor with Nordixx Canada. I saw the potential of this exercise…. I think Dan did a masterful job to take 70 minutes of film about me and Nordic Walking and condense it into this segment. Thanks Dan!
Also note that at that time I was using HIKING/TREKING poles with the loop straps because I didn’t know about Nordixx poles yet. I impressed myself to see that even then I knew the importance of the upper arm swinging back.
Another note: in rowing you race in the qualifying heats and either end up in the top six called the Grand Finale, or the next six called the Petite Finale, or be eliminated. In the Olympic Games my boat made a tiny error and we ended up in the Petite Final which we won, coming 7th place overall. Relative to the winning East German time in the Grand Finale, we were one second slower, which would have earned us a second place finish in the Grand Finale, beating the powerhouse (and steroid fueled) Romanians, and Russians. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTnGZSbQ49k
Many people have not yet heard about Nordic walking. Don’t get it confused with other types of exercises using poles…hahahaha. Nordic Walking is like cross-country skiing without the snow. We walk on sidewalks, low tide beaches, country road using two lightweight poles to propel ourselves forward. This exercise uses 90% of the body’s muscles in a way that is easy, fun, and do-able. Moderate and persistent exercise is the prescription for health…and you can happily do this with Nordic Walking. The scientific prescription for health with Nordic Walking is a minimum of three 30-minute sessions each week. will give you good health. Many people love it so much they way 5 or 6 times each week for short and long outings. Up your time for pole walking to 60 minutes 3-4 times a week and your fitness will flourish.
WHO ATTENDS NORDIC WALKING LESSONS WITH LINDA? My 2011 statistics show this: Women from age 27 to 79…average age 52.5. Men from age 51 to 79…average age 63.75.
2017 update: WHO NORDIC WALKS? From young (age 5) to old (92), from athletic to average, from competitive to rehab. Why do they choose Nordic walking? Convenient, feels good, and effective in improving health.
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NORDIC WALKING LINDA? This comment from Laurie is typical: “Nordic Pole Walking is so different than I had thought! I look forward to more training with Linda and just getting out with people. Linda is a great coach and full of enthusiasm. I had a great time. I would recommend everyone to try it out no matter what level of athleticism.” And Bill says, “Walking is boring. This is fun!”
Thank you to Tiffanie who made this comment after learning how to Nordic Walk on Willow’s Beach last weekend:
“ What a wonderful surprise. I had the view going into pole walking that it was only for the senior population, boy was I wrong! It’s a great workout when done properly. Within an hour I felt like I had a very good grasp on nordic pole walking. After having been in a car accident a few years back I have been looking for some exercise that would strengthen my lower back – I found IT!! I love walking but pole walking is like gliding, it’s amazing. Come on out and try it, you won’t be disappointed. ” Tiffanie