Activity: Discover the Power of the Poles - Nordic Walking Introductory Course at Chorlton Water Park, Manchester

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Power of Poles Intro Course

Price: £15.00

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  • Distance: 1 Miles
  • Date: Mon 29th April
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location Name: Chorlton Water Park, Maitland Avenue
  • Address: 74 Maitland Ave, Manchester M21 7WH
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Walk Description:

The POWER of THE POLES is a structured programme suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Come and discover the joys of Nordic Walking and how to turn your walking into total body exercise using strapless poles which will enable you to learn more quickly and easily. 

Your NWUK qualified instructor, Susan Spain, will help you understand your current level of fitness and empower you to use poles at an intensity level for the results you want. The session also includes advice on the different types of pole available including traditional strapped Nordic Walking poles. 

Poles (strapless) are provided for your course

Currently taught in a small group (max 3 plus instructor), at the end of the 90 minutes you will have a full understanding of how to use poles effectively and at a level where you will receive your Nordic Walking UK Freedom Code.  You can then join our Parks and Pathways regular walks and classes, sign up to other NWUK or WALX classes or simply get more out of walking in your own time. 

The session price of £15 also includes your first walk with the group once you've completed your induction session. Your instructor will give you advice on which regular sessions are best suited to you. Regular walk sessions take place on Monday mornings at Chorlton Water Park & South Manchester venues & Thursday & Saturday mornings at Salford venues (see full schedule for more info on the 1 hour Workout Walks or Motivator/Strider Walks. There are also monthly 2 or 3 hour walks on several dates a month). 

There will also be an option to sign up to a second Power of the Poles 2  - 90 minute course  - at a later date to discover more advanced Nordic Walking technique using strapped poles if you so wish.

Meeting point - Chorlton Water Park car park. Turn off A5145 Barlow Moor Road down Maitland Avenue. Go through the gates at the bottom on Maitland Avenue into the car park. Sat Nav M21 7WH

Toilets are available at the car park. Lots of free parking space.  Alternatively you can park on Maitland Avenue

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We will be walking on both grass and paths so make sure you’re wearing supportive shoes/trainers with a good tread that you are happy to get dirty and comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. Paws will be required (on and off on different terrains). Hats, sunscreen and insect repellent will also be required when the weather dictates it! 

Please remember to bring 1 - bottle of water or a hot drink in a flask 2 - any medications/inhalers you may need 3 - a small rucksack as you`ll need both hands free at all times 4 - a mobile phone is useful for any last minute notifications.

Please note - you can cancel online up to the evening before the walk. Unfortunately, automatic refunds are not allowed after this time. Please contact Susan directly via phone/text on 07738 931710 if you need to cancel nearer to the start time so we’re not waiting for you. Likewise, please phone/text as well as using the online system if you want to book on at the last minute - we don`t want to go without you!

Location Notes:

Turn off A5145 Barlow Moor Road down Maitland Avenue. Car park is at the bottom of the road