About Us

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Established in 2018 Nordic Fitness Ireland based at Burkedale House in Dysert O’Dea, Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland, is a family owned, family run business offering residential and non residential training, classes and walks in Nordic Walking, Nordic Running, Nordic Fitness and Rehabilitation Walking. We also offer bespoke short breaks for individuals and small groups (max. 8) wishing to explore the beauty of the West of Ireland on foot.
Whether you are new to exercise, a trail and ultra runner a social walker or have health needs making exercise challenging we have a package to suit you.
We can offer guided walks or suggest routes and provide maps if you want to go it alone.

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Joanne Burke

YMCA Level 2

Coming to exercise later in life, after a 40 year career in Nursing, Joanne trained as an instructor fitness walking (YMCA Level 2) after she could see the huge benefits not only for herself but for anyone of any fitness level or age.

Joanne instructs on our Nordic Poles 1, Nordic Poles 2 and Nordic Fit Classes as well as leading some of our fitness walks.

Her extensive nursing background makes her an ideal instructor for our rehabilitation walking programme for people with significant health concerns from Parkinson’s, heart problems, musculoskeletal issues, lymphodema and many other conditions.

Selection of Joanne’s Achievements:

2019  Dublin Marathon, Tongariro Alpine Crossing NZ, Pieta House 60K Cycle

2018 Purbeck 16 mile Nordic Walking Event

2017 Dublin Marathon, Blenheim Triathlon, Great South Run, Oxford Half Marathon, Cardiff Half Marathon, Broadway Trail Half Maraton, Macmillan Mighty Hike Marathon, Equinox 24, Cotswold Classic 10 miles, 3 Spires Half Marathon, Dark Peak Trail, St Alban’s Half Marathon, The Grizzly Cub

2016  Blenheim Triathlon (Swim Leg)

2015 The Moonwalk Marathon,Dementia Walk, Moonlight Stroll, Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon, Toronto Half Marathon.

2014 Oxford Half Marathon, Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon, Connemara Adventure Challenge

2013 First 10K Blenheim 

Numerous 5k events including over 80 parkruns

Numerous 10k events

Tony burke

YMCA Level 2

Tony works as an IT Programme Manager giving him a great understanding of the corporate world and the importance of maintaining a work life balance.

Learning to Nordic Walk to improve his abilities with ultra-marathon running he trained to be an Instructor  with British Nordic Walking and obtained his YMCA level 2 in Fitness Walking. Tony also received specialist mountain running with Nordic Poles coaching day with  MountainRun in lake district. Tony will be further expanding his qualifications in 2020 in Mountain leadership.

An accomplished mountaineer including being a climber on the First Irish Expedition to Everest in 1993, Tony has always had a passion for the outdoors, with his extensive knowledge of the  mountains makes him an ideal instructor for our Nordic Running and hill training.

Selection of Tony’s Achievements:

2019 Lakes Scafell Sky Race, Snowdon Sky Race, Seven sisters Sky Race, Dublin Marathon, Burren Marathon, Participant in Oman by UTMB Ultra completing 90k.

2018 Endurance life Gower Marathon, Burren Marathon, Snowdon Marathon,

2017 UTMB CCC, Dublin Marathon. Blenheim Triathlon, Great South Run, Oxford Half Marathon, Cardiff Half Marathon, Milton Keynes Marathon, Burren Marathon, Broadway trail Marathon, Brecon Ultra, Equinox 24 100k , Cotswold Classic 10 miles, 3 Spires Half Marathon, Dark Peak Trail, St Alban’s Half Marathon, The Grizzly

2016 Cape Town Ultra, Berlin Marathon, Gaelforce West, Endurance life Dorset Ultra Marathon, Snowdonia V3K Ultra Marathon.

2015 Chicago Marathon, Toronto Marathon, Paris Marathon, Man V Horse, Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon, Endurance Life Half Marathon Dorset

2014 London Marathon, Dublin Marathon, Gael Force West, Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon, Connemara Adventure Challenge, Milton Keynes Half,

2013 First 10K Blenheim 

Numerous 5K Events including over 100 parkruns

Numerous 10k  Events 

Call us: 00353 (0)876936903

Call us: 00353 (0)876936903

Call us: 00353 (0)876936903