Nordic Fitness Ireland

Walks for All

Walk for Wellbeing

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Walk for Wellbeing

Our Walk for Wellbeing programme is suitable for all levels of fitness. Whether your new to exercise or returning to exercise following illness, surgery or injury or have a long term health condition we have a programme to suit you. 

Our Walk for Wellbeing programme is led by our instructor Joanne, a retired nurse with over 40 years experience working with people with long term health conditions and disabilities. As well as being a qualified Nordic & Fitness Walking instructor she has completed additional training in Rehabilitation walking using Activator stability poles and Nordic walking for people with Parkinson’s. Fellow instructor Tony, has also completed additional training in Rehabilitation Walking using Activator poles as well as Nordic Walking for people with Parkinson’s through INWA.

We run both group and one to one classes and a variety of walks that are suitable for all levels of fitness.

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Walk 21 Conference

We are delighted to be presenting our poster at the 2022 Walk 21 conference in Dublin. 

Walk21 Ireland will explore how supporting and encouraging walking and walkable communities can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Our poster will be displayed under the category Including All People Walking which is looking at encouraging more people to walk more often as a common goal. Understanding the different walking needs of women, children, the elderly, people on low incomes and those with disabilities in particular is helping the Government of Ireland to ensure their policy and investment decisions are inclusive and responsive. 

Research has shown that Nordic Walking has huge benefits for people with many long term health conditions as well as Menopausal women. Whilst our poster concentrates on just a few of these areas at Nordic Fitness Ireland we are able to provide instruction for other conditions also. 

The conference will be held 19th- 23rd September 2022 and  can be attended virtually or in person. Find Out More

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers.Read more

To get off on the right foot with one of our walking programmes, it’s important to have the proper clothing: comfortable, well-fitted walking shoes; appropriate socks; and loose-fitting clothing. When you start out there is no need to buy anything special but as your walking activity increases you may want to buy more suitable clothes depending on the type of walking you are doing. Read more.

When you first start one of our walking programmes you need comfortable well fitting shoes. There is no need to go out and buy anything special to start with. As you increase your walking activities you may want to buy a more substantial shoe or boots depending on the type of walking you are doing. Read more.

Our Wallk for Wellbeing is suitable for all levels of fitness. Before you begin with us we will carry out a health assessment and start you on the programme at an appropriate level for you. The programme is progressive so the walking distances will increase as you fitness improves.