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HOW TO GET STARTED 

FREE TASTER CLASS - 45 Mins

 

Discover Nordic walking with a free taster class at beautiful Haldon Forest Park or National Trust Killerton. The session will give you a feel for walking with the poles, and just how effective the technique is in helping to improve posture, increase speed, and make hills feel so much easier! If you like Nordic waking learn and refine the full technique by attending the British Nordic Walking 10 Steps training.

 

The free taster session is suitable for all fitness levels and Nordic walking poles are provided. 

 

Monday 13th June- 1.45 - 2.30pm - Haldon Forest Park 

Wednesday 29th June- 2 - 2.45pm - Kenton Park Estate 

Places are limited - To reserve your place email fiona@nordicwalkingdevon.co.uk   

If you enjoy the taster class, learn the full Nordic walking technique by undertaking the British Nordic Walking, INWA 10 - Step training method. The first session covers steps 1 - 6 and the second session covers steps 7 - 10.   

 

LEARN THE BRITISH NORDIC WALKING 10 Step Method 

Learn the full Nordic Walking technique - by undertaking the British Nordic Walking, INWA 10-Step method. Developed by sports scientists and biomechanics experts, the International Nordic Walking Association 10 Steps technique is a tried and tested way of ensuring individuals adopt the best posture and technique to get the most out of Nordic Walking.

By undertaking the course and learning the technique over a number of sessions, there is time to break the process down into key steps, consolidate the learning and practice various drills. As the course is internationally recognised you will become part of a British Nordic Walking network, here in Devon, UK, and abroad. Nordic walking poles are provided for all training sessions. 

 

The cost of the course is £39

 

Dates

Cost 

Thursday 19th May (Steps 1 - 6)  &  Thursday 26th May (Steps 7-10) -  1 - 2.30 pm - Haldon Forest Park  Book Training

Mon 20th June (Steps 1 - 6)  &  Mon 27th June (Steps 7-10) -  2.30 - 4.00 pm - Haldon Forest Park  Book Training

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Cost 

Places are limited - To reserve your place please email fiona@nordicwalkingdevon.co.uk   

ONE TO ONE 

If you prefer a more personal approach a one-to-one session may be just for you, especially if you would like to combine the training with bespoke fitness advice to meet your individual needs. In addition to being a fully qualified Nordic walking instructor, Fiona is also a personal trainer and qualified in GP exercise referral. 

Private 1 to 1 session - £40 

Private 1 to 2 session - £45         

 

To book or discuss any aspect of your requirements please email fiona@nordicwalkingdevon.co.uk   

 

 

 
 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED 

To attend a Nordic walking session all you need is:

Nordic walking poles - available to use in my classes

Comfortable clothing, suitable for walking 

Flexible soled trainers or walking shoes 

Waterproofs 

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

Water - to keep hydrated

NORDIC WALKING POLES

Nordic Walking Poles are different from trekking poles as they have specially designed gloves, which are left and right-handed. The two poles themselves are identical.  To get started poles need to be correctly sized for your height, so that once you are underway with the Nordic walking technique the pole is 'planted' in the correct position, at around 45 degrees to the ground. This allows you to push downwards and backward, effectively pushing yourself forward and walking faster as a result. On roads or cycle trails, you 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.

Trekking poles cannot be used for Nordic walking as they don't have the hand glove. It's like using a tennis racket for badminton. You just wouldn't do it.

 

 JOIN OUR WEEKLY WALKS 

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Nordic walking sessions using the designated 2.5k, 4k and 5K Nordic trails are held at Haldon Forest Park on Mondays 12.15 pm and Thursdays at 11am.

 

Coast and Countryside Nordic walks are held every Tuesday at various south Devon locations at 10am 

For more details see here

 

Hope you can join a group class soon!