Walk for Fitness
Get a whole body workout with Nordic Poles
Walk for Fitness
Our Walk for Fitness programme uses Nordic Poles to give you a whole body workout. Nordic Walking was originally designed as a summer training routine for cross-country skiers. It’s based on using specially designed walking poles in a way that harnesses the power of the upper body to propel you forward as you walk. It is now a recognised way to turn a walk into whole-body exercise. It can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running. More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round with an overall goal of achieving general physical and mental well being
Learn to Nordic Walk
Learn to Nordic Walk –To get the best out of walking with Nordic poles you need to learn the technique from a qualified instructor. At Nordic Poles 1 you will learn the basic technique and at Nordic Poles 2 you will learn how to tackle hills and walk a bit quicker We offer both group & private classes. Read more…
Nordic Fit takes your Nordic Walking to the next level. It includes, Nordic Circuit Training, Nordic Trail Running, Advanced Hill Technique and Power Hiking.
You must have completed Nordic Poles 1 to attend these classes. Read more…
Walks for You
The walks on our Walk for Fitness programme are for those who want to walk at a faster pace, up hills or with some adventure attached! There are a great selection of walks to choose from. You must have completed both Nordic Poles 1&2 to attend these walks. Read from…
Our online events attract people from around the world as well as from across Ireland. Giving the opportunity to people to meet up even when they can’t get together in person. Choose from a 30 minute exercise class or a more relaxing coffee and chat with guest speakers, it’s a great way to keep in touch as well as helping with your fitness. Read more….
Frequently Asked Questions
Nordic Walking can be performed on any surface, just about anywhere. On hard surfaces and pavements you need to use the rubber paws to protect the tips of your poles. on trails, grass and sand you will remove the rubber paws. During your lessons we will tech you how to do this as well as how to look after your poles. Read more…
The British Dietetics Association recommends a weight loss 0.5 – two pound per week as a safe and realistic target for weight loss. If you are significantly overweight, Losing 5-10% of your body weight can have huge benefits on your health. Completing an extra 10,000 steps each day typically burns about 2000 to 3500 extra calories each week. One pound of body fat equals 3500 calories, so depending on your weight and workout intensity, you could lose about one pound per week simply by completing an extra 10,000 steps each day. When you add Nordic poles to your walk you can burn up to 46% more calories than regular walking. You should also consider the other benefits of walking other than just weight loss. Read more….
We provide poles for all learning to Nordic Walk classes and have a limited number of poles available for hire for our walks. If you are going to walk on a regular basis with your poles we suggest purchasing your own and we can help you to choose the ones most suitable for you.
Our Walk for Fitness programme aims to increase overall fitness for everyone who participates. People of all fitness levels can join our Nordic Poles 1 class. Following the class we will work with you to choose the right path for you depending on your fitness goals.