After a career working with government on energy and climate change, and studying for a degree in Environmental Science I really wanted to do something that was a bit more people focused but also involved connecting actively with nature. Hence Nordic walking was an ideal job for me. After 10 years of teaching Nordic walking i'm enjoying just as much as the day I started. Plus after all this time there's no way I can ever get lost in the forest!
I also teach Pilates and you may like to try that as well. It's a great complement to Nordic walking.
Hope to meet you soon.
Your Local Nordic Walking Instructor and Guide
Pilates and Nordic walking are both wonderful activities that are kind to the body and really do complement each other. Pilates is great for strength and flexibility and Nordic walking for cardio vascular fitness. Both are ideal for overall well-being and mental health.
I hope that you will come along and give either my Pilates or Nordic walking classes a try as they are suitable for all and a warm welcome awaits!
Hill and Moorland Walk Leader Training
CYQ Level 2 Nordic Walking Fitness Instructor
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 3 Mat based Pilates Instructor
Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions
Level 4 specialist qualification in Exercise for Lower Back Pain
CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor
Leadership in Running Fitness
ITC Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work
ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid
Insured and Registered Exercise Professional, REPs Membership Number: R0121658
Fiona is also member of the Register of Exercise Professionals and is a professional member of Back Care the charity.
"Fiona's expertise has added great value to the Universities Health and Wellness activities."
Paul Mouland - Sport and Wellness Development Officer, University of Exeter
"I hugely enjoyed the Nordic walking tuition with Fiona, she breaks down the technique into simple steps and made it fun along the way. I'm a great advocate for Nordic walking, it gives you a very different exercise experience by stimulating so many senses meaning that you hardly think of it as exercise at all!"
Director of Patient Care. NHS
“Nordic walking really helps when walking longer distances with any kind of weight. When the children were younger in the toddler backpack, the poles really helped!”