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Social Media workshop for Nordic Walking UK Instructors – 14th March 2012

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Back by popular demand! Those of you who attended the Conference will remember a lively presentation by Marketing expert Jeni Cantle who gave a brief but fascinating insight into how to master tools like Facebook and twitter and use them to promote your sessions effectively. We are delighted to announce that Jeni has offerred to


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Sally Wilkinson NWUK Instructor

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41 year old mother of 3 who works part time at a local gym teaching Bodypump and Spinning. Sally played rugby for 16 years and retired last year as she was getting mistaken as the other players MUM! A property developer who has been hit by the recession, Sally needed to generate extra income so


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Funding from the Mayors Legacy helps London projects grow

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NWUK have an exciting opportunity for anyone based in London who wants to train to become a Community Instructor, Full Instructor and or become Exercise Referral qualified.  We have been accepted as providers to a scheme that enable learners to get 75% of the training funded by the Mayors Legacy. The funding is designed to


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Maintaining your Nordic Walking Poles

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We know its really muddy out there and your poles have been subjected to wet weather, snow and road salt recently – here are our tips for giving your poles a little TLC to make sure they keep working perfectly. To make sure your poles don’t let you down you should: Always clean your poles after


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Bang on Trend……….Nordic Style

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You may be completely new to this phenomenon of Nordic Walking, or just after some new equipment to keep you looking top dog with your friends, but with so many options to choose from, what are the 3 main influences when buying your kit?


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100 Nordic Walks & Loving It!

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When Pauline a 58 year old admin assistant first saw Nordic Walking on the BBC Countryfile programme, she remembers thinking that it was something she might actually enjoy rather than do out of duty (like going to the gym!) She enjoyed walking but knew that was not quite enough to get the health benefits and


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Paws For Thought

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Nordic Walking poles have rubber ‘paws’ which cover the carbide tips for use on hard surfaces like pavements. In principle it’s recommended that you remove these when walking on softer ground as you get more traction from the tips whilst it’s always advisable to pop them back on when on tarmac etc. The paws are


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25% Off Luxury Hotel Breaks

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The UKs most prestigious Hotel chain WARNER LEISURE HOTELS not only now provide specific NORDIC WALKING Breaks at some of their luxury country Hotels but they are offering a whopping 25% discount for all NWUK Competence card holders Bring some cheer into the dark evenings by planning a stay at one of their amazing Hotels


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It’s not too late to get that Nordic pressie!

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If you are still struggling to find the ideal gift for the Nordic Walker in your life you could simply opt for a NWUK Gift Voucher which can be for any amount you wish and will enable even the fussiest recipient to select poles, shoes and accessories that suit their needs. Take a look at


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NWUK Radio 4 Interview

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As people embark on their New Year resolutions in 2012 we are determined to ensure Nordic Walking is something that they consider. Our team here at NWUK HQ work hard to get the media interested and are often out and about setting up interviews and photo shoots. Read on to find out how our Gill


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NEW Ski Fitness Programme

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A great way to tempt in new customers or simply pep up your winter classes is to run specific SKI FITNESS courses that can be attended by both those that can Nordic walk and complete novices. Instructors who ran these last year were delighted that many newcomers who came along purely to get fit for


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NWUK Academy News

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The first bespoke Nordic Walking Exercise referral course is well under way now – a group of Instructors attended HQ for their initial weekend of training and are now busily working on their case studies and learning about a range of medical conditions the drugs prescribed for them and the implications of exercise. The course


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