Nordic Fitness Ireland

Walks for All

Nordic Fit

Taking Nordic Walking to the next level

What is Nordic fit?

Nordic Fit takes your Nordic Walking to the next level. It includes, Nordic Circuit Training, Nordic Trail Running, Advanced Hill Technique and Power Hiking. 

These courses are advanced level training  in the use of Nordic poles for trail, mountain and ultra running as well as power hiking.

More and more runners and walkers are using poles in mountain and trail races, many with poor technique and pole types which constrain performance potential. Our instructor, Tony, has direct experience in both trekking and Nordic poles across many ultra trail and mountain events and has demonstrated that good Nordic technique improves performance.

Nordic Circuits

High knees

Duration: 1 hour

You must complete Nordic Poles 1 or equivalent before attending these classes.

These classes are held outdoors. It is recommended you attend these classes on a regular basis to gain the full benefit. Each week you will gradually increase your ability to complete a series of exercises to help improve strength, stamina, balance, overall fitness and to help reduce the risk of injury.

These sessions are great preparation for people who would like to participate in our endurance, adventure or fitness walks but don’t currently have the necessary fitness for this. 

Also good for those who already have good fitness levels but would like to move onto Power Hiking or Nordic Running.

Cost: 

PAYG €10 pp

Can purchase using class passes.

 

Power Hiking

Power hiking

Duration: 2 hours

To attend this class you must have completed both Nordic Poles 1 and 2 and be able to walk 10K in 1.5 hours to attend this course.

You will  learn how to move quickly across technical and hilly trail terrain in the Burren. 

This is ideal training for those wishing to complete mountain trail and ultra marathons when combined with our Nordic Running course.

Poles Provided

Cost: 

€45 pp min 2 people Max 4

Private Lesson: €80

Nordic Running

Nordic Running

Duration: 1.5 hours

You must complete Nordic Poles 1 or equivalent before attending this course and be able to run/walk 5k in 35 mins to attend this class..

Once you have mastered the basics you will then move on to gradually increase pace to running using your poles in an efficient manner to help propel you forward with perceived less effort.

This is ideal training for those wishing to complete mountain trail and ultra marathons when combined with our Power Hiking class

 

 Poles Provided

 Cost: 

€35 pp Min 2 Max 6

Private Lesson: €50

Frequently Asked Questions

These classes  help to improve: balance, posture, strength and muscle tone. increase fat burning and weight loss. Studies have shown that exercising outside lowers blood pressure and heart rate making outdoor exercise feel less strenuous than similar exercise indoors which in turn pushes you to maximum performance. Additionally exercising outdoors has shown to improve mental well being, reduce stress and depression.

Improved pace ascending & descending hills

Controlled progress across technical trail and mountain terrain

Improved energy efficiency

Reduced likelihood of injury

More rapid recovery following events

For Nordic Circuits you will need comfortable trainers. For both Power Hiking and Nordic Running you will need trail type shoes. Good grips are essential.

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