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Power of Poles Intro Session (Beginners Session) This is a great way to get started with Nordic walking, whether for health, fitness or simply exercising effectively outside.In this 90mins session, you'll learn the basics of Nordic walking, gaining the skills to get the most from your own walking as well as being able to join national Nordic Walking UK and WALX classes.Locally, you'll be able to book into any of our I'd Rather Be Outdoors Nordic Walksstraight away and enjoy effective, total body walking on a variety of walks in different settings.Walking with poles is less stressful on the joints, it makes you walk faster with very little extra effort, it works your upper body as well as the legs.The result being more effective calorie burning, stronger core and toning of the upper body.Parking is free. Once this session is completed you will be able to book on a free walk with myself at your level, and get to practice your technique. (Must be taken within two weeks of the course) Poles are provided for the course. Booking Essential
Tips to help get the most out of your walk:
1 Suitable clothing and footwear - layers are best (no Jeans)
2 A small rucksac (no Shoulder bags)
3 Light refreshments (water, fruit juice, etc)
4 Mobile phone is useful for any last minute changes
5 Walk Leaders mobile number
Changes due to Covid-19
Dogs - No dogs on courses
Symptoms – If you have any symptoms, please cancel your walk well in advance. By attending a walk, you confirm you and anyone in your household are symptom free, or have been tested negative. I will be checking my temperature on the morning of walks so may need to cancel at short notice should I develop symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have been sent a letter telling you to self-isolate we won’t be able to walk with you at the moment. There are Online options to help keep your fitness on track.
First Aid - You will need to bring your own basic First Aid Kit (Platers, Bite and Sting Cream, Suncream etc recommended)
Sanitiser - I’d recommend Hand Sanitiser over gloves but the choice is yours. (There will be some available to purchase on the day, (£2.50 with a handy clip, and greater than 70% Alcohol)
Face Coverings - again the choice is yours, but they may be handy if we unexpectedly find it impossible to Socially Distance. A scarf or neck gaiter forms part of the governments recommended methods)
Stiles & Gates – Although I will try and keep routes to a minimum of stiles and gates, you need to be able to climb stiles unaided.
Equipment – Please bring your own poles where possible. Hired poles will be wiped down with alcohol gel, and all straps will be machine washed after every use. The walk includes a short mobilisation of joints prior to walking and a cool down stretch at the end.
Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice. To see the full policy click HERE
No toilets available, small car park available in Woodlands Park, Meeting at the gates to Woodlands Park on Woodlands Drive.
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