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Purbeck Challenge events

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Are you up for joining our DISTANCE CHALLENGES? The 16 mile and 27 mile events in PURBECK Dorset will also be available as VIRTUAL events for those who can not join us in person. Yes, our Famous two rugged Distance CHALLENGES are set to go ahead as part of our 5th PURBECK FESTIVAL event on


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What’s new at HQ?

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The WALX HQ live programme calendar is filling up! Not only do we have weekly workouts EVERY day that you can join in (many are FREE if you are a DD payer with your local group) but we now also have informative sessions too The weekly Programme includes Whole body workouts for all levels, Yoga


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WE ARE COVID 19 SECURE

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UPDATED 23rd March 2021 Please rest assured that if you see our groups out and about, it is not a bunch of people disregarding the COVID group rules but a professionally organised, OUTDOOR EXERCISE session with strict COVID 19 protocols in place. If the session you see is listed on our search portal EXERCISE ANYWHERE


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Every step made even easier!

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We are excited at HQ because we are almost ready to launch our new simplified way to BOOK, BUY, access BENEFITS and gain REWARDS! As we have evolved over the years (our NWUK website is over 10 years old now!) we have added a number of new initiatives but often they involved separate log ins


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Passport for Polers

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The Nordic walking UK FREEDOM passport was set up in 2013 as a replacement for a ‘competence card’ that was issued by NWUK Instructors in order to ensure somebody who arrived on a walk knew how to get the most out of their poles safely! Several years on the FREEDOM passport is not simply a


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It’s good to talk …. and walk!

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Our mantra is that being healthy is all about balance – move a lot, eat well and take time to de stress, laugh and enjoy the odd treat or too as well We all know it’s good to talk about mental health but there is less chat about the Menopause which can be closely linked


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Heads up – Exercise for Parkinson’s disease

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Exercise is something we should all do but some people it may seem daunting especially if health issues make it hard to know the best and safest way to include it into your life. For those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease for example, there are a lot of considerations such as drug treatment


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Inspiration for 2021

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If you feel in need of some motivation and inspiration this year – look no further Read on and be inspired by some of the amazing walkers who shared their stories of achievements in 2020 with us. Why not take their lead and make 2021 the year you take on a challenge and do something


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The Purbeck Festival challenges

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For the past five years the PURBECK CHALLENGES have formed part of our unique Festival Originally only for Nordic Walkers both have now been opened up to walkers with and without poles and also speedhykers too ( there is also a running event the next day so tell your Friends!) This year we will also


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8 stone weight loss for Justin

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This time last year JUSTIN MOORS from Dorset was embarking on his New years resolution to lose weight and address the heart condition associated with having been classified as morbidly obese. Now a massive EIGHT STONE LIGHTER Justin told us I hadn’t made any significant or at least sustained attempt to do anything about my weight


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Lockdown workouts with the HQ team

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We are having a blast at HQ! We might be working from our respective homes but that’s not stopping us from staying active and making sure we include all the elements of fitness that are essential for health. We also know that being with others and smiling are the best ways to stay motivated so


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Nordic walking poles – Getting the right height.

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Finding the right height for your Nordic Walking poles At Nordic Walking UK we always recommend that you get started with a qualified Instructor who can look at your height, gait and fitness levels to agree a good starting height for you. If you are unable to catch up with an Instructor see the guide


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