When Pauline a 58 year old admin assistant first saw Nordic Walking on the BBC Countryfile programme, she remembers thinking that it was something she might actually enjoy rather than do out of duty (like going to the gym!) She enjoyed walking but knew that was not quite enough to get the health benefits and fitness levels she wanted.
As people embark on their New Year resolutions in 2012 we are determined to ensure Nordic Walking is something that they consider. Our team here at NWUK HQ work hard to get the media interested and are often out and about setting up interviews and photo shoots. Read on to find out how our Gill got on at a recent recording for a Radio Four.
A keen sportsman until his 40s Duncan lost his fitness & gained weight due to a busy but sedentary lifestyle. When he retired at 65 he decided to take action but found the gym a bit boring. He joined The Chalfont St Giles 60+ Fitness and Social Club which has 50 active members who enjoy a variety of activities including ‘Simply Walk’.
When Kaye Redwood joined the management team at Nordic Walking UK she was not a keen exerciser and her love of the good life had resulted in rapid weight gain. Here’s her story about how her introduction to Nordic Walking and the Pete Cohen weight loss programme used by Nordic Walking UK Instructors were just what she needed when she received a surprise proposal of marriage whilst on holiday in Italy!
At Nordic Walking UK, We’ve got so much content we’d like to share so thought we’d set up a blog to showcase all this information.
From Nordic Walking Tips and Tricks, to the latest routes and gear reviews. It’ll all be here.
Whilst we get started on uploading the content, we’d love to hear from you about what content would really be beneficial to you on here, so please leave a comment below!
Thanks, The Nordic Walking UK team