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On line training launched

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To help people make career changes due to the COVID Pandemic we created an online training formula that reduced the need to travel or stay overnight. Our unique Diploma can now be achieved by attending only one practical day instead of 3. The Diploma which is the lynch pin or..Read More


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Power of Poles course launched

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Spring 2020 will not only be remembered for the Covid 19 lockdown. It’s also when we launched our unique Power of Poles induction course. This innovative and ground breaking way to get people moving with poles means more people will enjoy outdoor exercise for years to come


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Virtual WALX went live

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Our response to COVID 19 was to help our Instructors keep their regular walkers fit, active and engaged. Our team sprang into action to make videos and develop a whole new video and live streaming platform – welcome to Virtual WALX!


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Therapy show 2019

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Once again our team attended the Therapy Expo at the NEC where Martin Christie did a presentation of Activator pole walking for rehabilitation in the arena. The session was really well attended and we were able to advise physios, occupational therapists and other specialists about the types of poles we..Read More


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WALX Franchise launched

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As NWUK groups began to transition to the new brand, the WALX HQ team attended the Franchise show at the NEC in order to begin the Franchise recruitment process. We have split the UK into territories and are looking for inspirational, motivated people to build a team that will deliver..Read More


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WALX groups begin to appear

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During the Autumn of 2019 some of our most experienced NWUK groups began the transition to the WALX brand so they could encourage more people to come along and join them. Sam Armstrong, pictured has been with NWUK for over 10 years and in that time has built up a..Read More


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WALX is born!

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Following a year of consultation and two years of planning we launched our NEW BRAND……………. WALX at Countryfile Live 2019 and Ellie was one of the first to discover it! WALX is our trademark protected name that not only helps us to appeal to a wider community (no poles required!)..Read More


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Biggest FESTIVAL yet!

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The 2019 Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival was held in our iconic location nestled under Corfe Castle in Dorset – the 4th event we had held in Purbeck, it was 3 days of walking , talking, eating and learning with a fair bit of dancing and singing thrown in too! With..Read More


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BBC One show

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2019 started with a media frenzy as NWUK teams appeared on the One show and Julia Bradbury’s favourite Walks in the January. More opportunities for the Purple people to mingle with the stars as they helped to promote the message that outdoor exercise was fun and effective!


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Gill speaks at WI Fair

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The WI held their UK Fair at Alexandra Palace in 2017 and Gill was invited as expert speaker to talk about walking, the benefits of using poles and how being outside can benefit your health. The ripple effect was that local Instructors were invited to speak to their local WI..Read More


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Countryfile Live 2018

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Back at a very hot Blenheim Palace – the team managed to keep the demos going as crowds ran for shade in 30 degree temperatures! Gill was on stage talking to local radio and Instructors form all over the UK took it in turns to spread the word about Nordic..Read More


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New Exercise Anywhere Portal

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Always ahead of the curve, we wanted to protect our walkers and leaders from the risks associated with turning up on a walk that was too difficult or unsuitable for due to medical issues. We also wanted to make sure that Instructors could manage their admin and communication, avoid taking..Read More


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