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

From unfit smoker to challenge winner – Stewart’s story

Stewart with his new Gabel Inverso Alu poles

When Stewart McFarlane was smoking heavily it did at least make him go up and down stairs every time he popped out for a cigarette at work!

Once he made the decision to quit in 2007 however, he piled on the weight and realised he was in poor health and not active at all. This is his story about how he gradually introduced walking and nordic walking into his daily routine and how an NWUK challenge inspired him to cover 889 miles in 5 months! Continue reading

From back pain to a Gallop around Grasmere!

Val and the group complete the Grasmere Challenge with Instructor, John Beetham.

Val Sandham had an extremely painful lower back problem which she describes as so bad that a short walk form her chair to the Kitchen was simply dreadful. Her Osteopath agreed that maybe Nordic Walking could help as it would strengthen the back without any twisting or strain.

He was right, and as Val (pictured here on the left in the cap) had previously attended Core classes with NWUK Instructor John Beetham, she decided to join his Nordic walking sessions in the park even though she was a bit apprehensive about the pain. Continue reading

Endomondo – Join our 2012 Nordic Walking challenge

Here at Nordic Walking UK, we are always looking for the latest gadgets and gizmo’s that will make your Nordic Walking experience as enjoyable and fun as possible.  As some of our team members and instructors are always Nordic Walking for fitness, it got us looking for a Smart Phone app that could record our routes and workouts.  Here’s our favourite:

Endomondo is a FREE app, avaliable on iphone, Blackberry and Android phones. Endomondo.com is the place where you automatically track all your sports data and monitor your performance over time. At Endomondo.com you meet like-minded friends, get inspired by them, challenge them and follow their activities… live! Nordic Walking UK challenges you to join our regular challenges, as an individual or through your Nordic Walking UK Instructor group.
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