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10 years for the Nutters!

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Sounds like a crime report doesn’t it?  However, the NUTTERS in this article gave themselves that name and the 10 years is not a sentence but an achievement! 10 years ago NWUK Instructor Kim Prince started her group of Nordic walkers and the quickly formed a sociable club called the NORDIC NUTTERS Kim is an


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In or out – we will STILL shake it all about!

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Lockdown 2 eh? – Nothing will stop our groups from MOVING! Yes, our amazing groups around the UK obviously love to meet up and have socially distanced fun on group walks but they also understand the need to quash this virus too. They also know how good it feels to move well and connect with


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Winter exercise? It’s a Walk in the Dark!

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The clocks have gone back and although we had an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning, the reality is that our evenings are now BLOOMING DARK!   Great for Halloween but is it great for our walking groups? The answer is a resounding yes! Many of our groups find that their evening sessions actually


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What is WALX? That is the question…

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If you want to be more active, meet like-minded people or simply just love exploring your local area on foot, you have just taken the first step by reading this BLOG! We often get asked – What is WALX? so we thought we would answer this and a lot of other questions too WALX is


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Nordic walking in the top 5!

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This week, Nordic Walking has once again been rightly heralded as a significantly effective form of Exercise for certain cohorts. In this article in the  TIMES NEWSPAPER Nordic Walking was listed in the TOP FIVE EXERCISES for the older Adult something we are really proud of because we have always viewed it as the perfect


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How to turn a walk into a WALX!

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These days, its easy to find good walking routes. The emergence of route sharing apps and fantastic resources like ORDNANCE SURVEY, the  NATIONAL TRUST and THE OUTDOOR GUIDE have all helped people discover great walks all over the UK. If people fancy going for a walk it’s easier than ever to work out where to


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WALX away from the stress of life!

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Why is walking the perfect way to de stress and gain total wellbeing? Brisk Walking like any kind of any other cardiovascular activity, boosts the production of stress-busting endorphins which helps to relieve stress hormones in the body. This article from the  HEALTH GUIDE  outlines just how brilliant general EXERCISE can be for mental health.


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WE ARE COVID 19 SECURE

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As the RULE of SIX comes into force across the UK and Autumn lockdowns loom, we are aware that it will be tough for everybody. However, if you see our groups out and about please rest assured that it is not a bunch of people disregarding the COVID group rules but a professionally organised, OUTDOOR


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Can walking be a workout?

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We always get asked this and the answer is YES YES YES! Just going for a walk is a fabulous way to calm the mind and work the body but you can up the ante and make it as effective as running and swimming too? HOW? By doing it WELL and making it TOTAL BODY,


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Skort it out!

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Lets face it there have been some seriously hot days this Summer and the search for comfortable but FLATTERING shorts that would keep you cool when walking has been a challenge That’s where our chums at FLANCI come in The SKORT comprises of a comfortable pair of cycling style shorts with our unique contours fabric


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Instructor training is back on course!

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Its so good to be back and the new format worked! That was the verdict of our Tutor team this week as they completed the first Instructor training  course since lockdown. Our Diploma in Nordic and Fitness walking is the key to getting our programmes delivered to as many people as possible, so it was


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A good ticking off!

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It’s so good to get used to being out and about again but be aware that there is a welcome party waiting for you as you stride out through the long grass and bracken!   Ticks are lurking in the undergrowth waiting for their next host to brush past them. Some of them are really


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