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Gentle WALX that incorporate balance work, flexibility and strength exercises and maybe a bit of tai chi or relaxation too. Great for those who are getting back into exercise, have a health condition or simply want to move well and be fit for life! Our wellbeing Instructors are qualified to deliver WALX for all levels so it’s never too late to take that first step..
We take into account your abilities and plan the route accordingly so you can be sure to exercise at the pace which is right for you. Walking or Nordic walking can be interspersed with balance, strength, relaxation, smovey workouts and taichi movements for wellbeing.
When covid restrictions are lifted, we finish with coffee and a chat.
Westminster Park offers easy flat terrain on generally good paths and well kept playing fields.
“For several years I have had limited and worsening mobility due to having multiple sclerosis and little confidence to try exercise in any form, especially any involving a gym. I used to enjoy walking in the countryside but this was becoming very limited due to my worsening medical condition.
I came across a Nordic Walking course advertised by my local council as a Wellbeing initiative and after a bit of persuasion from friends I decided to give it a go. I am so glad I did. Following four training sessions with very patient and understanding expert Nordic Walking tutors Kerley and Ted, and a little help from a MS physiotherapist and a small device that helps to raise one of my feet, I graduated which enabled me to join the main walking group. The Nordic Walking technique and use of sturdy Nordic Walking poles helps me to maintain my balance, provides effective cardiovascular exercise, strengthens my leg muscles and improves my upper body strength.
It has given me back confidence to walk in and enjoy the countryside once again and increased my self esteem. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet people and I look forward to the weekly group session that I participate in led by Kerley and/or Ted. Everyone looks after and supports each other, and though I am usually the one trailing at the back or slowing people down on occasion with the odd steep step, I am never made to feel a nuisance or hindrance and we always have a laugh. A lovely group of people.
I still need a walking stick as an aid for normal daily walking but I can feel my fitness and strength increasing because of Nordic Walking, and I can once again experience and enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors. “ Elaine,aged 50 Runcorn Hill. Nordic Walking sessions Fridays 11am