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More about Fiona  

More about Fiona 

Further to working in desk related jobs in the energy and climate change industry, I went on to develop a minor lower back issue. With all the sitting down involved, I really wanted to do something a little more active and people-focused, and with better work-life balance. 

At that time I found that the gentle movement of Nordic walking was great for my back and I decided to train as a Nordic Walking instructor.

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And now 10 years later I'm still providing training and leading Coast and Countryside walks in the South Devon area. I'm enjoying it just as much as the day I started. I am also a Pilates instructor and personal trainer and run sessions at gorgeous Powderham Castle and also online. See for details. 

Nordic walking is a wonderful way to improve cardio vascular fitness, posture and wellbeing. But the very best thing about it, is the people it attracts and getting active outdoors. It's been an honour to meet so many of you over the years. I sincerely hope you will give it a try, it's so simple and very effective. 

Join us soon for a warm welcome.




CYQ Level 2 Nordic & Fitness Walking

(Qualified with both British Nordic Walking and Nordic Walking UK) 

CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor

Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral  

CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 3 Mat based Pilates Instructor

VTCT Level 3 Award in Designing Physical Activity Programmes for Antenatal and Postnatal Clients


Level 4 specialist qualification in

'Exercise for Lower Back Pain'

Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions
Leadership in Running Fitness

Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity (MHASPA) (mind)


ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid

Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)Membership No: 382473


"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!"  Hayley Peters, Director of Patient Care. NHS

"Fiona's expertise has added great value to the Universities Health and Wellness activities."  Paul Mouland - Sport and Wellness Development Officer, University of Exeter