Instructor Tip

Top Tip for NWUK Instructors:  HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN IN LOW SIGNAL AREAS

If you regularly lead classes in an area with a very weak mobile phone signal, you may still be able to text the emergency services. To utilise this facility, you must first register your phone with the emergency services. Text REGISTER to 999; then follow the instructions in the reply text.

Remember hand-with-a-mobile-phone_318-38051to also re check the signal on your favourite routes, especially if you have changed your mobile phone  provider since you last risk assessed. One Instructor in a remote location told us she only conducts certain walks if her walk leader is present because between them they have coverage of the whole route!

Website & Management System Testimonials

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The Team at NWUK HQ know that no business should ever rest on its laurels and never embrace change (no matter how painful it may seem) – success comes from understanding what potential clients want and adapting accordingly. That’s why we have spent two years developing the new search and book portal that puts them in the driving seat and also makes the whole enquiry/booking process simpler for our Delivery Partners.

We know that it’s difficult for an Instructor to change an established format and we appreciate that it’s also a huge learning curve for some of you but the public are voting with their fingers and this January we have had the proof we needed that this IS the way forward! We also know you might not take our word for it so maybe it will help you to hear the views of one of our longest serving DPs who was VERY reluctant to change and another who describes herself as a technophobe!

Take a minute to listen to their views and try to think beyond your current customers (who will adapt as you can see) and think of how you can progress in the future and be part of something unique, exciting and professional.

Here are their honest views ……..

 

Sam Armstrong – CoreConcept and Derbyshire Nordic Walking
www.coreconcept.org.uk

Pauline Beare – On The Go and Devon Nordic Walking
www.onthegonordicwalking.co.uk

Caroline Fisher – Saddleworth Nordic Walking
www.nordicwalkingsaddleworth.co.uk

 

NWUK & True Mountain

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with True Mountain and we’ve chosen a range of clothing perfect for Nordic walkers! All items are available with or without INSTRUCTOR branding but all come with our logo and flashes of NWUK purple.

True Mountain make products for outdoor sports that focus on performance. All products are made in Britain, with British fabrics that are windproof, water resistant and ultralite.

Here are the brand new items up for grabs:

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The ultimate in comfort, this lightweight neck warmer provides ultimate warmth and gives a flash of purple plus the NWUK brand. Ideal for popping into a backpack in case of chilly weather this fully technical neck warmer is an essential item for everyone exercising in the great outdoors.

Base Layers:

Mens Short Sleeved + Mens Long Sleeved
Womens Short Sleeved + Womens Long Sleeved

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Lightweight, breathable and quick drying – everything you need in outdoor exercise wear. Great for layering up with the gilet or jacket but also ultra comfy on its own. Stays cool yet blocks out wind and ultra violet. The quarter zip provides the essential flash of purple and the NWUK brand appears on the zip facing to give an added nod to our fantastic activity! A truly essential piece of outdoor clothing for any Nordic walker.

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Gilet

Our favourite item at NWUK! This sleek lightweight gilet blocks the wind and is also waterproof – great for teaming up with the base layers and so easy to carry in case it gets chilly. Comes with NWUK branding in zip facing and logo on the chest (with or without INSTRUCTOR) Sealed phone pocket and stretch inserts at the sides for ease of movement – a top seller!

 

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Mens Jacket
Womens Jacket

Fully waterproof and highly technical yet soooo lightweight! An unbelievable jacket that stows away without adding weight or taking up any space, yet protects you from the elements when you need it. Windproof and stylish with NWUK branding on the chest and zip cover with the purple zip that simply says Nordic walking uk!

 

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Ultimate comfort and fit – these tights are ideal for any Nordic walker who wants to ensure that flapping trousers do not impede the swing of their Nordic walking poles – lightweight, ultra stretchy and with a flattering fit that gives you a smooth profile. Ideal for all sizes and once tried, never replaced with boring outdoor trekking pants again!

For more information about True Mountain:
https://www.truemountain.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TrueMountainUK
https://twitter.com/TrueMountainHQ

889 miles and still Nordic Walking!

Back in deepest darkest February, we set a challange to our instructors, groups and members to see just how many miles they actually Nordic Walked.Using an amazing FREE mobile phone APP we challenged them to see how many miles they could clock up before the start of the London 2012 Olympics.  We were astonished with the results!… Continue reading

Multi Functional Pole – Fusion

It is well known that you can use a Nordic Walking pole for Trekking, but NOT the other way round.  The reason is simple – you need the specific hand strap to perform the technique correctly and Trekking poles do not come with this.  However, The ‘clever chaps’ at Gabel have come up with a great solution which comes with attachments for both – the Fusion. Continue reading

Day Trippin’ – Have you got everything?

As we approach mid summer and the days stretch on and on, there is no better time to pack up your gear and head out on one of the many walking trails a bit further afield from your local routes.  Here is our guide to all the essentials you may need to really make the most of it: Continue reading

New Gabel Poles

Gabel have been busy……… with many subtle changes to the 2012 line up which are making them the affordable alternative more established brands such as Leki.  Now in their 3rd year in the UK, Gabel have been listening to our customers and Instructors and have made some great changes, were sure you will like….. Continue reading