By Gill Stewart at
Here at Nordic Walking UK, we are always looking for the latest gadgets and gizmo’s that will make your Nordic Walking experience as enjoyable and fun as possible. As some of our team members and instructors are always Nordic Walking for fitness, it got us looking for a Smart Phone app that could record our routes and workouts. Here’s our favourite:
Endomondo is a FREE app, avaliable on iphone, Blackberry and Android phones. Endomondo.com is the place where you automatically track all your sports data and monitor your performance over time. At Endomondo.com you meet like-minded friends, get inspired by them, challenge them and follow their activities… live! Nordic Walking UK challenges you to join our regular challenges, as an individual or through your Nordic Walking UK Instructor group.
Joining Instructions – Public Membership
1. Sign up at Endomondo.com, and if you want to use your mobile, click on the Download link and you will receive a text message with a link to the free program.
Make sure you ask your instructor if they are already signed up. Then you can join your local TEAM and work together in our team challenges.
2. Set you workout activity to FITNESS WALKING on your phone, before your first workout (very, very important). This will record all of your Nordic Walking activities in the challenges and give you an accurate calorie burn count when you exercise.
We are constantly adding Challenges and Events for anyone to join in. You will invited to join through Endomondo.com or check our Facebook page for the latest information on how to join. Our current challenges are:
Most Miles before 2012 Olympics (Nordic Walking) – Join our challenge to see how many miles you can walk either with your Nordic Walking group or on your own before the start of the Olympics on the 27th July! The winner will get a brand new set of shiny Gabel Inverso Alu Nordic Walking poles. JOIN HERE
2012 Active Minutes (Nordic Walking) – Can you and your group Nordic Walk for 2012 minutes before the Olympics in July. JOIN HERE
Winter Calories burn – 2012 by the Spring (Nordic Walking). Can you burn 2012 calories Nordic Walking before 1st March 2012. JOIN HERE