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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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Whats new at HQ?

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Although things have been quiet at HQ, we have been busy testing new kit and building on line videos to help brighten up those solo walks. As the warmer weather approaches, lighter shoes become the order of the day so we tested the NEW spin ultra shoes from SCARPA and have to say they score


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World Parkinson’s Disease Day

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During this time of isolation, it’s more important than ever to consider those who face challenges every single day. The group pictured with their Instructor Maria from the ‘WALX with soles ‘ group in Reading are part of a PD UK group who enjoyed meeting up to walk with their Activator poles. Sadly this is


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WALX are for life (not just for Covid 19 lockdown)

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What a weird couple of weeks! With a huge proportion of the world confined to their homes, exercise has become the daily norm for many who actually did less of it before before their enforced confinement. Long hours, commuting, sitting at desks and hectic lives all causing them to flop on the sofa once at


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Nordic Walking worked for me!

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We thought we would share another amazing testimonial in order to inspire people to not only go for a daily walk in these difficult times but to explore Nordic Walking as soon as you can by joining one of our groups like Watford Nordic Walking who shared this story with us. NORDIC WALKING changes LIVES!


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