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Power of Poles Intro Session (Beginners Course) Do you enjoy walking and would you like to know how it can improve your fitness? Come and learn how to turn walking into a total body exercise with poles. Get more from walking in your own time or join our regular fitness walking classes. The POWER OF THE POLES Session is suitable for all levels and is a structured teaching programme. At the end of this session, you will understand the benefits of using poles correctly and you will be issued with the NWUK Freedom Passport, allowing you to join thousands of walks & classes, every week all around the UK. You will also receive Free Membership to Nordic Walking UK which gives discounts at various outdoor shops and other places too. Poles are provided for the course. Booking Essential
Tips to help get the most out of your walk:
1 Suitable clothing and footwear - layers are best
2 A small rucksac
3 Light refreshments (water, fruit juice, etc)
4 Mobile phone is useful for any last minute changes
5 Walk Leaders mobile number
Changes due to Covid-19
Dogs - No dogs on walks until further notice, including my own!
Symptoms – If you have any symptoms, please cancel your walk well in advance. By attending a walk, you confirm you and anyone in your household are symptom free, or have been tested negative. I will be checking my temperature on the morning of walks so may need to cancel at short notice should I develop symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have been sent a letter telling you to self-isolate we won’t be able to walk with you at the moment. There are Online options to help keep your fitness on track.
First Aid - You will need to bring your own basic First Aid Kit (Platers, Bite and Sting Cream, Suncream etc recommended)
Sanitiser - I’d recommend Hand Sanitiser over gloves but the choice is yours. (There will be some available to purchase on the day, (£3.50 with a handy clip, and greater than 65% Alcohol)
Face Coverings - again the choice is yours, but they may be handy if we unexpectedly find it impossible to Socially Distance. A scarf or neck gaiter forms part of the governments recommended methods)
Stiles & Gates – Although I will try and keep routes to a minimum of stiles and gates, you need to be able to climb stiles unaided.
Equipment – Please bring your own poles where possible. Hired poles will be wiped down with alcohol gel, and all straps will be machine washed after every use. The walk includes a short mobilisation of joints prior to walking and a cool down stretch at the end.
Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice. To see the full policy click HERE
Following the social distancing guidelines from NWUK... POLES APART, IN FACT 2 POLES APART!