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3rd Instructor Conference Coventry

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Our third conference was a combined physical activity and nordic walking event with speakers such as Bob Laventure Consultant on Physical Activity and Older people at the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health and Robin Gargrave from YMCA fit. Once again we added more walking based..Read More


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Became a CYQ centre

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Our team developed the CYQ certificate in fitness and nordic walking and became a CYQ Centre. We also wrote a bespoke exercise referral qualification and continued to create new and innovative Programmes  as a weight loss course in conjunction with Pete Cohen (known as the weight loss guru)


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Second Instructor conference

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Having doubled in size we held our second conference for over 300 Instructors in Northampton. We launched several of our new programmes including our wellbeing (with balance, breathing and smovey exercises and ultimate nordic concepts such as ski fit and trek fit


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First Instructor conference

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By 2010 we had a dedicated bunch of Instructors who delivering nordic  walking tuition in the UK and keen to learn more. We wanted to make sure they understood the history but more importantly began to upskill in order to change more lives. We invited Pole walking pioneers Tom Rutlin..Read More


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2009

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We moved to new larger offices and training rooms in Olney as the staff team grew to 4 and we began training new Tutors and building the all new NWUK website


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2008

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A new format training course was developed and REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) accreditation gained. A new UK Office was established in Olney near Milton Keynes and Gill and Mike returned to the UK to develop NWUK brand, systems, training and programmes.


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2005

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Following a break whilst living in the French Alps and consulting to the Fitness Industry about using outdoor programmes to increase engagement (as Sante Solutions), Gill and Mike discoverd the power of poles for cross country skiing and trekking. They met up with Martin Christie and invited him onto their..Read More


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Early millenium

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By the millennium, Gill had moved to the Private sector where she helped Mike build up his Health Club membership prior to its sale to a large chain. Gill remained at the helm, driving customer care, building the Membership and managing the renovation until taking a National role with the..Read More


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Way back in the 1990s

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Way back in the 1990’s Innes Kerr, Mike Rollason and Gill Stewart were key figures in the fast growing Fitness Industry. Innes began his career with DeVere fitness and Fitness for Industry whilst Mike developed a prestige Independent Health Club and outdoor activity centre in Milton Keynes. He also became..Read More


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