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HOW TO GET STARTED 

UNDERTAKE A FAST TRACK SESSION or ATTEND THE BRITISH NORDIC WALKING 10 STEPS TRAINING COURSE  

To get started you need to Learn to Nordic walk by undertaking some basic training, either via a fast-track session (if you're looking to join my regular Monday Nordic Fitness walking or Tuesday Coast and Countryside walks) or by attending the full British Nordic Walking  10 Steps Training course. Private 1 to 1 sessions are also available. 

 

BRITISH NORDIC WALKING 10 STEPS TRAINING COURSE 

Developed by the International Nordic Walking Association (INWA), it's a tried and tested way of ensuring individuals adopt the best posture and technique to get the most out of Nordic Walking. Run over two sessions, (either on the same day or two separate dates) the course covers the 10 Steps, looking at posture, a slight forward lean, rotation, the correct hand grip, and the range of movement required from the shoulder. The course also looks at uphill and downhill technique, footwork, and drills to develop and refine technique. 

NEXT FULL COURSE DATES Cost £49 - Poles provided - gift vouchers available

Wednesday 24th July, 2.00 - 3.30 pm (Steps 1 - 6)  & Wednesday 31st July 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm (Steps 7-10) - Haldon Forest Park. 

 

FAST-TRACK TRAINING SESSION 

If you're interested in attending my Nordic fitness walking sessions at Haldon Forest (Monday's at 12.45pm) or my Coast and Countryside walks (Tuesday's 10 - 12pm) I run regular fast track coaching sessions to get you started with the Nordic walking technique. We can then continue to look at and develop your technique as part of the walks. 

The cost of the sessions is £10. Nordic walking poles provided.  

 

Dates

Monday 13th May 2-3 pm - Haldon Forest Park 

Monday 3rd June 2-3pm - Haldon Forest Park

Tuesday 11th June 1-2pm - Haldon Forest Park    

To reserve your place e-mail fiona@nordicwalkingdevon.co.uk.    

 

PERSONAL TRAINING

 

If you prefer a more personal approach a private one-to-one or small group session may be a good option. In addition to Nordic walking qualifications, I'm qualified in Personal Training, Pilates, Gym Instruction, GP Exercise Referral, and a Level 4 specialist instructor in Exercise for Lower Back Pain.

 

One-to-one sessions are held at Haldon Forest Park or another location by mutual agreement. Please do call to discuss your requirements. Flexibility is key!

One 2 One session - £40 

One 2 Two session - £45  (add £5 for any extra individuals)  

 

GIFT VOUCHER

To purchase a gift voucher for the British Nordic Walking course or One 2 One or One 2 Two training just e-mail Fiona your requirement and the gift voucher will be sent to you.  

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 WEEKLY WALKS 

Keep fit and well with regular Nordic fitness walking at Haldon Forest Park on Mondays at 12.45pm 

At these sessions walk the 2.5K, 4K, and 5K Nordic trails with other like-minded individuals. Set your own fitness goals, such as increasing your walking distance, speed, and stamina with support from Fiona Swan, a British Nordic Walking instructor, personal trainer who is also qualified in GP exercise referral.  

Walk on a regular basis and improve your cardiovascular fitness.

  

or join my Coast and Countryside walks on Tuesdays  or Dartmoor walks, on Fridays once a month.

For more details see here

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Walking Poles

WHAT YOU WILL NEED 

  • Nordic walking poles - Leki poles are available to use in my classes

  • Comfortable layered clothing-suitable for the weather, slim gloves wintertime

  • Flexible-soled shoes, either walking shoes or trainers 

  • Waterproofs, both jacket and trousers for longer walks (ideally breathable) 

  • A slim rucksac is ideal, enabling your shoulders and arms to swing freely, supporting the Nordic technique  

  • Water and light snacks

  • Any medication you need

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NORDIC WALKING POLES

Differ from trekking poles as they have specially designed gloves, which are left and right-handed. The actual poles are identical.  

To Nordic walk effectively, poles need to be correctly sized for your height, so that they are 'planted' in the correct position of 45 degrees. This allows you to push downwards and backward, to propel yourself forwards. This increases upper body engagement and walking speed.

On hard surfaces, such as cycle trails, add an angled removable rubber ‘paw’, to the tip to allow for traction. 

Advice on Nordic walking poles is given as part of Fiona's classes. Please note with the absence of the glove trekking poles cannot be used for Nordic walking. See the glove & paws in the picture. 

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