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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.
This is a friendly mixed ability group. We prefer to walk with poles as it is more effective than ordinary walking .When poles are used we are able to engage the upper body, core muscles, improve posture and burn more calories. This is a mixed ability walk and we split into 2 groups so all can walk at apace which is beneficial for the individual
Led by Kerley, and Derek, WALX guide, we will find the right pace for you. Castle park offers flat easy terrain on well-maintained paths and an incline to get the heart rate and breathing rate up and lots of benches if you need to rest.
IMPORTANT - Due to current Covid-19 requirements and protocols
1 - Participants must stay 2m apart wherever possible (min 1m+) and respect other participants personal space upon arrival, during and when leaving a session.
2 - Participants must adhere to instructions given by the instructor/walk leader at all times including walking patterns adopted by the group and the adoption of double bubble small groups.
3 - Face coverings are optional. However please bring one with you in case they are needed. (a scarf or similar is fine). Please also bring a small bottle of hand sanitiser with you.
PLEASE NOTE, you need to have your own poles to attend this walk as no poles will be available for hire.
“I enjoyed learning the technique and found that the poles eased the pressure on my dodgy knee! I do a lot of ordinary walking when I have time and I did notice the difference. The most surprising thing to come out of the experience was my introduction to smoveys, which I love and use all the time! I hope to resume Nordic walking if and when the opportunity presents.”
“Since starting Nordic walking almost three months ago, my general health and walking has improved immensely. Just before coming to the Nordic Walking sessions, my arthritic knees meant I could not walk very far and I had to use a walking stick to get about. Barely three months later and I love Nordic walking and my general walking has improved greatly with no need for my walking stick!” Mrs J. B.