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Activity cards for Move with Mencap

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The WALX team love to create workouts that make you smile so when Mencap asked us to help with some ideas for easy to follow walking activities for their #movewithmencap campaign , we were only too happy to help. Even better that we were asked to make them really engaging in order to help people


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Our Academy is open again!

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Great news for all the prospective Instructors and professional partners whose courses were postponed or on hold due to the lockdown! Our training options for walking groups are back! Not only are we back with NEW dates but we have managed to create even more on line content to help reduce the need for travel


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POWER of the POLES now available

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Our new Pole walking induction has been trialled to great effect and both our Nordic Walking UK and WALX Instructors have completed their training so they are ready to deliver it all over the UK. The POWER of POLES Induction is totally unique in that it explores the use of both strapless and Nordic walking


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Stepping out safely!

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We take your health and wellbeing very seriously, so when we say we are resuming group sessions we can assure you that every step (excuse the pun) has been taken to keep you safe. These are the measures our groups are implementing across the UK:- Risk Assessment All routes and venues are risk assessed for


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The power of poles indeed!

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We thought we would share this testimonial which absolutely demonstrates how life changing joining a NWUK group can be! “I have a condition called EGPA plus resultant nerve damage/problems and two years ago I spent six months using a wheelchair when I was outside the house.  I did improve to the point of being able


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Darling Buds of May………..

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Maybe our blog titles recently are showing our age? First we had Only Fools and Horses references and now this! Maybe its a weird David Jason thing or lockdown is getting to us? Anyway, after the success our our bluebell feature and virtual mass Dawn chorus walk, we have been flooded with messages from those


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Stepping out with Caution – Poles apart!

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At NWUK we will be stepping back out with caution in the coming months to make sure that people can enjoy safe, effective outdoor exercise with our professional Instructors. To help keep everybody safe we have added some questions to our on line medical screening, provided advice on route planning, hygiene and travel to our


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My Poles helped me to recover from COVID 19

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Julia Houlton wrote to her local Instructor Sylvia Zugor in Chichester because she wanted to share her battle to regain her lung function, strength and mobility following Covid 19. Julia spent 18 days in hospital (St Richards Hospital Chichester), 6 of which were on a Ventilator. ” I came on the training session you organised


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(Lock)down but not out!

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At the start of the Coronavirus Lockdown we shared a few innovative ideas that our Instructors were doing in order to motivate their clients see HERE As we now enter our fifth week of isolation, we have been staggered at the efforts many of our groups have gone to and the sheer genius of some


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Best foot forward

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  We make no secret of the fact that we love walking and think its the best way to stay active and stay in shape. That’s why we take foot health very seriously too. In this article we will help you to understand foot pain and avoid it getting so bad it stops you enjoying


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Nordic Walking poles – like Trigger’s broom

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Those who remember Only Fools and Horses will no doubt know what we mean by Trigger’s Broom – in this famous episode of the long running comedy, Trigger explains how he has had the same broom for years…..  “And that’s what I’ve done. Maintained it for 20 years. This old brooms had 17 new heads


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Virtual Bluebells

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  At this time of year we are usually sharing information about the best places to go for a Bluebell Walk or pictures of our groups enjoying the annual blue spectacular somewhere near them This year, none of that is possible so we got together to share those that some us us are lucky to


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