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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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We’re all going on a……… Nordic Walking Holiday

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So…… you love Nordic Walking with your local instructor but you want to travel to more exotic climates with your poles to experience some of the fantastic routes and holidays now available (see the holiday section on our website for some ideas). But transporting your poles can cause problems, especially if you have fixed length


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Share your Nordic Walking Tips & Tricks

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As we’re sure you’re aware, we have a really active Facebook page and Twitter account. Chatting to instructors and participants alike on a daily basis! We get some great conversations going and have some great content to share. However, we’d like some more!


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My Nordic Walking Story – Duncan Barratt

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A keen sportsman until his 40s Duncan lost his fitness & gained weight due to a busy but sedentary lifestyle. When he retired at 65 he decided to take action but found the gym a bit boring. He joined The Chalfont St Giles 60+ Fitness and Social Club which has 50 active members who enjoy


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The power of the pole

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How can we check that we are getting the most from our poles? Nordic Walking is known for being a really sociable way to exercise, this is great for motivation but can actually affect the results that people get from the activity as time goes on. It’s easy to fall into the trap of Nordic


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