WALX Activity: Power of Poles Intro Course

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WALX - Power of Poles Intro Course

Price: £20.00

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Main Instructor:

Beverley Turner

Walk Description:

The POWER OF THE POLES Induction process is suitable for all levels and is a structured teaching programme. There are 2 Courses of one and a half hours each. Course 1 is designed to provide sufficient knowledge for someone to be proficient at using poles. Course 2 is an optional further course for those wanting to explore a more in-depth knowledge of walking with poles and the traditional Nordic Technique. I will help you to understand your current level of fitness and empower you to use poles at the correct intensity in order to get the results you want.

These courses will ensure you master the technique of using poles and change the way you walk for life. Course 1 will cover the following:

Mastering the power of Fitness Walking poles

Gear 1: Mastering the arm swing, upper body engagement and pole plant angle.

Gear 2: Gaining propulsion from the pole and toe push, adapting pole position for hills and tailoring technique to your fitness, mobility and personal goals.

You will experience different poles types, the core ledge and straps in order to select the technique and poles that are right for YOU!

At the end of this session, you will have a full understanding of using poles correctly and be at a level where you will be issued with the NWUK Freedom Passport, allowing you to join walks & classes.

Dress to suit the weather, ensuring that you have suitable footwear. Please bring water in a small rucksack or bumbag, so that your hands are free. All poles are provided.

It is essential to register and book in advance online. You may receive the waiting list notice if the course is full, so please read your letter carefully.

We are adhering to strict Covid-19 social distancing protocol. Please do not book on for for a walk if you think you may have symptoms, or do have symptoms or have been in contact with some one who has symptoms. Thank you for your understanding. There may be some alterations to delivery in line with guidance to keep you safe, and from our insurers. Guidance is updated frequently.