POWER OF POLES - Learn to Nordic Walk in Ilkley

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Pace: Medium

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Intensity: Low

  • 2

Gradient: Medium

  • 3
Power of Poles Intro Course

Price: £20.00

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Hosted By:

Jane Thomas (DNW)

Walk Description:

POWER OF POLES (POP 1)This Introductory 90 minute Course will introduce you to the basics of Nordic walking, initially using strapless poles which will enable you to learn much more easily and quickly, and then moving onto strapped Nordic walking poles.

After the session, you will have a good understanding of the movements of Nordic walking and its benefits, and you will be able to join suitable Nordic walks straight away so that you can practise your newly learnt skills.

Following the course you will be able to join walks with other Nordic Walking UK / WALX instructors all over the UK; and you will be able to buy Nordic walking poles at discounted prices when you sign up for your FREE membership with NWUK.

Please allow a few extra minutes after the practical session for questions and advice on buying poles.

To complete your technique training to cover the FULL technique of Nordic walking, please opt to join a second 90 minute Power of Poles session 2 (POP2), during which you will have a refresher of the basics before moving the technique on to its entirety, ie learning how to get much more from the poles. This session will also give you an appreciation of working at a higher intensity with poles - you will engage more muscles, work your cardiovascular system harder, enhance your posture, and burn more calories!



COVID-19 safety measures:

We have Social Distancing measures in place and are asking everyone to keep ‘2 Poles Apart’ throughout the session... we will remind you! Collectively, we intend to demonstrate and reassure others of our safe practices. Our initial health questionnaire includes questions related to Covid-19. If you feel unwell between booking your course and joining us, please err on the side of caution and cancel your booking.We are able to loan poles for this Beginner's workshop, and we have strict cleaning procedures in place. To maintain equipment cleanliness, we cannot loan poles for regular walks at the moment. However, once you've completed the Power of Poles, you will be entitled to free Nordic Walking UK membership and will therefore benefit from members prices at the Nordic Walking UK store - where you can buy poles. 


*Please bring hand sanitiser.



Clients are free to cancel using the booking system up to 48 hours before a POP course commences, and your fee will be automatically refunded to your Exercise-Anywhere account.If you need to cancel within 48 hours of the course then late cancellation will incur the full price of the course, so please do NOT use the booking system to cancel your course within this time frame.  Instead please email jane.thomas@me.com ASAP so that we can remove you from the Attendee list.