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Power of Poles Intro Course

Price: £25.00

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Janine Lewis

Walk Description:

The POWER OF POLES Induction course is suitable for all levels and is a structured teaching programme. In this 90min session, you will learn the basics of Nordic walking and gain your Nordic Walking Freedom Passport, opening up over 2500 weekly national Nordic Walking and WALX classes.

Your qualified Instructor will help you understand your current level of fitness and empower you to use poles at the correct intensity in order to get the results you want.

The strapless poles are provided during the course. 

Using the poles is a very effective way to help you with improving fitness and health, plus lose weight alongside a healthy lifestyle.

At the end of this session, you will have a full understanding of using poles correctly and a level where 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 be able to join us locally straight away.

We are able to loan poles on this beginner's workshop and we have strict cleaning procedures in place. Please get in touch if you would like to buy poles. Once you have completed the Power of Poles, you will be entitled to free Nordic Walking UK membership and will be entitled to the member's price on the Nordic Walking UK store-ask for details.

Remember: Monthly membership gives you unlimited classes for only £25.99 per month

Our Covid-19 social distancing protocol is:

Do keep 2 metres apart. Stay within your social bubble. Only use your own poles and equipment.  Carry a face mask and hand sanitiser (use regularly especially if you handle gates, etc). Wear a face mask if you feel more comfortable doing so. Please do not book on for a WALX if you think you may have symptoms, or do have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms. Ensure you book in advance so that our Contact and Trace records are accurate.

Please do wear decent footwear; we recommend a grippy sole shoe with a flexible upper. Do also dress appropriately for the weather in comfortable layers of outdoor clothing.

We supply the poles, hygienically cleaned with medical alcohol. 

To maintain equipment cleanliness, we cannot loan poles for regular classes. Please get in touch if you'd like to buy poles. Once you've completed the Power of Poles, you will be entitled to free Nordic Walking UK membership and will be entitled to the members' prices on the Nordic Walking UK store - ask for details.

Please ensure you bring a small backpack/bumbag with water and a snack if required. 

Continue with WALXwithsole to get fitter and sleeker. We have a very varied weekly diary offering a lot of choice in types of WALX to keep you wanting more, plus choices of times and energy!

Our members have shared their benefits -*Getting Fitter*Getting more toned*Losing weight*Getting into smaller clothes*Sleeping better*Improving back and postural issues*Loving the new friends and social element of outdoor fun*The online booking system makes it easy to plan, prepare and commit to health and fitness goals*Totally addictive fun with variety and giggles.

You are asked to contact your Instructor phone by phone, leaving a voicemail or sending an sms text to the number below, if you are likely to be delayed as we do start classes promptly.

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 2 hours’ notice.  

We respect people's busy agendas and do like to start promptly. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your class and be ready to start on time. Please do not be offended if we do not wait whilst you get yourself sorted. We do a warm-up close by so please do catch up.

Please email or phone 07792 550191 if you have any questions. 

All activities are undertaken at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or accidents incurred. We undertake to deliver all classes with qualified staff and have made every effort to risk assess all WALX. On occasions, it is necessary to make dynamic risk assessment decisions when there is a localised incident such as trees fallen on the route, flooding, traffic changes, etc.

Please ensure you have completed the online health questionnaire (PARQ) and notify us in writing if you have any change to your medical records or physical or mental wellbeing. This should include any surgery, falls, knocks or accidents. Thank you.

Contact details (only contact them to notify if late or cancelling)

Janine  07792 550191