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Moulded handle fitness walking poles – why we love them!

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Initially we explored strapless fitness walking poles (Urban series 300 and Activator)for use with our Wellness clients, specifically those who struggled to grip standard poles due to Arthritis or for use by our Physio partners for falls prevention and neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease. We have been so impressed by the results we get and


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Challenges, Festivals and Fun for 2020

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Here are some important dates for your 2020 Diary – Join our groups around the UK at some inspirational, challenging and fun events MARCH 15th – Knowsley 10K  The Running Bee Foundation is launching a brand new event for spring 2020, The Knowsley 10k at Knowsley Safari Park on Sunday 15th March at 9.30am. Spectators are welcomed to get in


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Going the extra ‘smile’ – the Car boot Cafe!

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We often get asked why would people pay to go walking? or why do they keep coming back and not just walk on their own once they have mastered technique and learned a few routes? The answer is simple………… Their Instructors are brilliant and go the extra ‘smile’ We are not talking about actual miles


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Couch to Coast – what a way to get active!

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We love initiatives that inspire people to get out and active so when the South West Coast Path association got in touch to see if we could help them inspire people along their route we had to get involved. SWCP had linked up with Active Devon who we have worked with before over the years


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It worked for us! – whether you want to lose weight or abseil – try Nordic Walking!

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THE AMAZING PAM LOST 8 STONE – Here’s her story   “Following a routine appointment with a nurse at my local surgery, I was told a few home truths about being overweight (nothing I didn’t know already), however, the way in which I was told was really quite hurtful. This was the push I needed


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Out N About this Winter!

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No they are not walking on water! Just a dedicated bunch of Nordic Walkers trying to negotiate one of the many waterlogged paths we have encountered recently! Never have we longer more for a crisp winters day! Mind you there has been enough sunshine for a few groups to have fun making shadows so its


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NEW year NEW View!

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Every New year you see heaps of advice about health, fitness and happiness often with the title NEW YEAR NEW YOU. At Nordic Walking UK however, we think that should read NEW YEAR …….NEW VIEW because unlike many of the other so called solutions to improving fitness, we think its all about your outlook! NO,


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WALKING IN THE PROSECCO HILLS!

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  WALX DORSET are going on Tour this Autumn and want YOU to come and enjoy a long weekend in magnificent scenery with them! This EXCLUSIVE trip has been put together by our Partners at EXODUS Holidays and is going to be an unforgettable long weekend of walking, relaxing and possibly sampling a Prosecco or


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Special offer from AXA PPP healthcare for Nordic Walking UK Members

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Your health is important, that’s why we’ve teamed up with AXA PPP healthcare to provide you with their Personal Health plan, plus 2 months free cover and a Nuffield Health Assessment when you join.* What are the benefits of private medical insurance from us at AXA PPP healthcare? [symple_bullets style=”gray”] [symple_spacing size=”15″]Choose from over 250


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Pop a toy into HQ and make a child smile on Christmas Day!

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This year our local Charity is Cash for Kids and they really need MORE presents for disadvantaged Children. We thought we would help out by becoming a drop off point where the folk of Purbeck and our visitors from further afield can pop an unwrapped gift into our collection box. We will make sure that get


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Testimonials – How Nordic walking helped me to breathe better

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Every season we like to share a good news story or two as way of inspiring others to take their first steps with us. We also like to remind our Instructors just how much their clients value them! In this issue as the air becomes damper, we thought we’d focus on a couple of folk


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All speed – no substance?

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Recently I have been fascinated about the way some people seem to connect the exercise benefits of pole walking only to SPEED rather than thinking about engaging as many muscles as possible in a way that will maximise the over all training effect . Used correctly, poles will tone the upper arms and provide a


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