Get into the swing with our daily smovey workout

Smoveys - tone, energise and increase range of movement

Whether you are a regular Nordic walker and very active or somebody who is interested but not yet ventured out with some poles the SMOVEY is the must have exercise tool of 2012. Just 10 – 20 minutes a day will give you NOTICEABLE results.

The Smovey is not simply a weight that you swing as you walk – this clever little device contains steel balls that move when you do and this has THREE amazing effects. First it increases your range of movement and secondly it provides resistance which makes the smovey feel heavier at some points as you swing it – and if that’s not enough….the smovey also VIBRATES with every swing which increases the toning and energising effects. Continue reading

Book NOW to get earlybird rates for the NWUK Instructor’s convention 2012

The NWUK INSTRUCTORS CONVENTION 2012 is shaping up to be THE event of the year with presentations, workshops, research, retail, networking,socialising and even a delicious buffet lunch! Early signs are that it will also sell out very quickly as the Earlybird rates end on July 31st and on line booking has already been very brisk! Continue reading

UPSKILL WITH NWUK MODULES & QUALIFICATIONS

Gymstick outdoor resistance exercise

Want to learn how to keep regular clients interested and attract new ones? Its simple, nobody wants to do the same thing every week so add some variety to your sessions for clients that have mastered nordic walking and use innovative branded classes to target those who may think NW is not for them. Continue reading

NWUK NORDIC WELLBEING PROGRAMME

This concept was developed to ensure that those who may struggle to keep up with others on even the most gentle nordic walks can enjoy an outdoor exercise class that combines pole walking with balance, flexibility and vital upper body strength work.

The NWUK wellbeing course – Instructors lesson cards

The course includes joint mobility exercises, relaxation via breathing drills and builds up gradually to improve fitness in a functional way. The strap line is:-

ADDING LIFE TO YOUR YEARS, NOT JUST YEARS TO YOUR LIFE!

 

 

 

Instructors who deliver this concept are trained to combine gentle nordic walking with

NWUK wellbeing balance drills

balance drills, resistance bands, smoveys and EXERSTRIDER strapless walking poles to ensure there are no barriers to taking part and that each participant works according to their own level of mobility and fitness. There is no fear of being left behind, only a friendly exercise class that will overcome any weaker areas and build participants up towards walking more in the future.Great for use with Seniors or those who have been inactive due to poor health but NOT specific exercise referral, this course is ideally placed to help NWUK Instructors to help those who may lack confidence but want to get their bodies moving!

The NWUK Wellbeing programme is being used successfully by community projects and care homes across the UK and can be delivered with minimal equipment & cost.

Instructors who deliver the programme can be identified by the wellbeing icon
on the search page of the NWUK website*Instructors practice balance &
functional exercise

Instructors learn to construct a balanced wellbeing circuit

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

The training is ONE DAY (from 10 – 4) and a mix of parctical and theory in which they learn how to prepare sessions that cater for the health levels and needs of their clients and to incorporate the elements of fitness into functional exercises that make sense.

They also learn how to utilise EXERSTRIDER strapless poles and understand the difference in technique required.

Exerstrider pole walking technique

 

 

Pre requisites are REPs level 2 Fitness Instructor and NWUK Nordic walking Instructor

COST:- £125 to include drill cards and licence to deliver the branded concept & gain access to the specific marketing materials (annual renewal fee of £69 applies)

NWUK Delivery partners get the training FREE and pay no additional licence fee.

For course dates visit the NWUK Website

* ICON only appears if the Instructor or project chooses to have an enhanced listing on the website.

 

Conference for walking professionals

Exercise Anywhere Ltd the parent company of Nordic Walking UK are hosting a conference this September for those with an interest in the use of walking programmes as way to provide affordable activity & rehabilitation solutions. Continue reading

New Smoveys in Town!

Introducing the NEW Pink and Transparent Smoveys!

Since the weird and wonderful Green Smoveys hit our shores, more and more of our instructors are using them to great effect.  Originally developed for people suffering with Parkinson’s disease, the ‘Vibroswing’ has been helping people feel energised and get the blood pumping with great results. Continue reading