Weekly Walking Groups

September / October “FALL” Session 2017

Nordic Pole “Fitness” Walking Groups:-)

Tuesday &/or Thursday Mornings at 9 am at Sheppard’s Bush in Aurora


Intermediate Walking Groups

Walking with others gives you the encouragement and motivation to meet your goals while making new friends and having fun!

Tuesday Morning Nordic Pole “Fitness” Walks

Where:                 Sheppard’s Bush, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 7B3

Park in the south parking lot off of Industrial Parkway beside the soccer fields.

Time:                     9:00 – 10:45 am (muscle conditioning, yoga stretching & nutritional hints)

Summer:             September 5 – October 31, 2017

Price:                   $90.00 incl. HST  for 9 walks.

Pay per session or the $12 for a single walk fee

 

Thursday Morning Nordic Pole “Fitness” Walks

Where:                 Sheppard’s Bush, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 7B3

Park in the sound parking off of Industrial Parkway beside the open soccer fields.

Time:                     9:00 – 10:45 am (muscle conditioning, yoga stretching & nutritional hints)

Summer:              September 7 – October 26, 2017

Price:                   $80.00 incl. HST  for 8 walks.

Pay per session or the $12 for a single walk fee


Nordic Pole Walking / Frequently Asked Questions (The Ultimate Nordic Pole Walking Book)

What equipment do I need?  You will need a pair of Nordic Poles and walking or running shoes.  When walking in snow a good pair of walking boots will help keep you warm and dry.  Make sure they are flexible and purchase a pair of  “Stabilicers” for walking on slippery surfaces.

Where can I Nordic Pole walk?  Nordic Pole walking can be performed on literally any surface, just about everywhere.  On hard surfaces (pavement) you will use the rubber tips.  On clay, sand, soil, grass, snow and ice you will remove the rubber tips.

Which parts of my body are being trained/exercised?  Nordic Pole walking trains and exercise 90% of your body muscles (600+ muscles), the cardiovascular system and also burns calories – all in ONE exercise.

How does Nordic Pole walking affect my upper body? Nordic Pole walking involves approximately 90% of your muscles and engages your upper body and arm muscles.

Is Nordic Pole walking effective for Cardiovascular training also?  Nordic Pole walking increases your heart rate by approximately 15 beats per minute compared to regular fitness walking.

How does Nordic Pole walking lead to improved posture?  Nordic Pole walking leads to stabilization in the spinal musculature and upright body posture by the very nature of the exercise.

How many Calories are burned while Nordic Pole walking?  Nordic Pole walking burns up to 45% more calories per minute compared to regular fitness walking.

What are some other health benefits of Nordic Pole walking?  Nordic Pole walking significantly increases the lateral mobility of your neck and spine.  It also reduces the impact on your knee and hip joints by 30%.  Walking with poles also mitigates the pain and muscle tension in your neck, shoulder and back regions.

What is the difference between Nordic walking poles and ski/hiking or trekking poles?  The hand loops on Nordic Poles are specially designed to perform the correct technique to benefit the upper body muscles including your abdominals, oblique muscles, Latissimus dorsi and tricep muscles.