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Let’s keep up the momentum

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I just want to start with a well done to everyone who has completed the monthly challenges and participated in the classes this last year.  Increasing your squats everyday over a whole month seems like a crazy idea, but you were all focused, motivated and achieved it!  Great effort!   As we are back to


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Sue Pratt Interview – The benefits of the WALX Wellness Sessions

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Sue is one of the original WALX Coast and Country members. Sue has come a long way with her physical and mental health. Here she shares how WALX Coast and Country has played an impotant part in her jounrney. HERE


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Find the Spring In Your Step

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We have finally moved into March, which means a lot for many of our walkers.  The weather is warmer, we can enjoy a longer day with more sunlight, and trees get their leaves back.  Flowers start to bud, and my favourite the lambs are born. There is a big shift in people’s energy as we


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How do we keep the benefits after a fitness challenge?

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What happens after the challenge?   Lockdown has been great for giving ourselves physical and mental challenges. It has been really good fun monitoring and recording our results. So many WALX Coast and Country Members have achieved some fantastic results.   The latest one has been the February Squat Challenge. We started on the 1st


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The Month of Love

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The month of love, friendship and admiration. When you send the one you love flowers, a card or even chocolate.  But as Ru Paul likes to remind us, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”.  With the pandemic still looming above us it has been a tough


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Making Positive Health changes in 2021

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Every year many of us set ourselves health and fitness goals. We make the most of the special membership offers presented by our local gyms. We are determined to stick to our New Year fitness resolutions. The start of 2021 will look very different to previous years. In April, only 30% of us said we’d


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WALX Coast and Country Lockdown TIER 4 Fitness Challenge

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The CMO recommends we need to complete 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity as a minimum to be healthy.   You get better results if you can do a mixture of moderate and vigorous if you are already fit.   Moderate intensity means – You are slightly out of breath but can hold a conversation


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CONNECT, MOVE, LEARN, GIVE AND BE…

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These are the five simple methods  which can be adopted to improve your mental wellbeing.  Attempting just one of these suggestions can give you direction, improving your positivity and mental balance. With the prospect of further lockdowns, this can increase anxiety adjusting again to forever changing reforms, navigating our way through the new ‘norm’, it is a challenging


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Tina’s Story

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Tina came to us earlier this year wanting to learn more about Nordic Walking due to it’s ability to relieve pressure on the joints, she also has asthma and lipodemia which puts strain on her system too. In the pouring rain and the cold temperatures she braved her Taster session and went on to become


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Inspirational Member – Sue Pratt

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Sue Pratt joined us as one of our first members in 2016. She came for her TASTER with her sister-in-law Patsy, plus friends Mary and Susan. They were a fun group who soon made friends with the only other person attending, Pauline. They all took to Nordic Walking from the off. Sue had previously had


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WALX COAST AND COUNTRY are a COVID SECURE BUSINESS

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All participants MUST register and completed health screening which includes COVID 19 questions and is updated EVERY TIME they book a session As we have the details we can work with NHS track and Trace to immediately identify who has walked with anyone who may subsequently show symptoms. On walks, we remain 2 metres apart and ensure


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NORDIC WALKING FOR PEOPLE WITH A LONG TERM  HEALTH CONDITIONS

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NORDIC WALKING FOR PEOPLE WITH A LONG TERM  HEALTH CONDITIONS In conjunction with the local Coast and Country Nordic walking group I have started walking rehab sessions where people use adapted Nordic walking poles called Activator poles. These poles have “coregrip” handles which improve safety and encourage activity of the core muscles. Because two poles are


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