WALX Dorset

WALX Dorset

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WALX Dorset provides a range of over 30 walks and classes a week for everyone across East Dorset.

There are 12 instructors and 20 walk leaders that can introduce you to the World of WALX and provide regular classes close to where you live or work.


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    Walk of the Month – Bulbarrow Hill to Milton Abbas

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    Lauren Atkinson tells us about a new walk she has coming up in April and she is excited to share it with everyone now that we are getting back outside. This 8.5 mile circular route begins with spectacular views from our meeting point near the top of Bulbarrow Hill. The green pastures of Blackmore Vale,


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    Yesterday I went for a Walk – WALX Coach Rob Young about new his role at WALX Dorset

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    Yesterday I went for a walk. A simple sentence. That’s why I like WALX. WALX is a straightforward concept where your club, community and workout is outdoors because walking is about being outside. Walking is a practice that allows you to use your body as it was designed. I like that walking is an easy, […]


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    Fancy a long distance challenge?!

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    Then why not join Lauren in training for one of our 16 or 26 mile Purbeck Festival Challenge walks!  With plenty of time to train and prepare, aim high and challenge yourself to a long distance goal. Especially if you’ve never walked that kind of distance before.  What could be better to focus on during […]


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    We are COVID SECURE

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    At WALX Dorset we are always working on how we can help people be more active in a supported environment where they feel SAFE. At the moment we are in Lockdown so we are arranging very local one to one walks for those who are feeling isolated and providing on line exercise classes and some […]


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    Meet the Team

    Andrea

    Role: WALX Coach

    As a physiotherapist, I have seen the amazing effects that being active outdoors can bring, not only to people’s mobility, but also their general health,sense of well-being and quality of life.

    Lauren

    Role: WALX Coach

    My love of walking came from 7 years living in New Zealand, where I explored every inch of the country.  Now I am fortunate to enjoy the beautiful countryside and coastline that Dorset has to offer.  I am extremely keen to help others enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and maximise all the health and wellbeing benefits Walking can bring.

    Pam

    Role: WALX Coach

    Now as a WALX Coach I am looking forward to encouraging others to join us to experience the benefits of Walking.

    I have a special interest in Wildlife and Wildlife photography  – you can often catch me early in the morning along the River Stour and at Arne Nature Reserve capturing the abundant wildlife on camera!

    Beautiful walks with some fantastic views and most walks finish up for a coffee and a chat.

    Lucie

    Role: WALX Master

    Lucie’s love of walking and the outdoors developed from spending 13 years in Scotland. She has undertaken walking challenges including Oxfam’s 100k Trialwalker and Bristol’s half marathon Sunshine Walk for Breast Cancer.

    Lucie co-ordinates the whole programme and delivers in all 3 categories including Yoga WALX !

     

    Sally

    Role: WALX Coach

    I love being outside (in all weathers!!), working as part of a team, meeting new people and using the many transferable skills from my nursing background

    Lizzie

    Role: WALX Coach

    Lizzie’s Nordic walking journey began on her Personal training course in 2010 and she has been walking ever since. Moving to the Beautiful Isle of Purbeck in 2018 continued to fuel her passion for health and wellness, whilst being outdoors. Why wouldn’t you with scenery like this!

    Rob

    Role: WALX Coach

    I’ve always played sports from a young age and connected to friends, family and nature through physical activity, so it made sense to become firstly a swim coach, tennis coach and personal trainer and now a WALX Leader and Nordic Walking Instructor.

    More recently I have watched people close to me struggle with preventable diseases and my interests have naturally developed over the years on how food, fitness, fun, community, sleep, nature and conscious breathing exercises and the environment you surround yourself with all help wellness and longevity.

    Imagine working out in nature? What would it feel like and how would things be better if you did?

    Gilly

    Role: WALX Coach

    Gilly is an energetic Mum of two who combines her love of walking with her job as a swimming teacher. Gilly teaches Nordic walking and Yoga WALX and leads WALX for all levels in and around Blandford and Thorncombe Woods.

    Testimonials

    from members of WALX Dorset

    Making friends whilst you get fitter

    I started walking with this group in July 2020 and despite lockdowns have become so much fitter (and slimmer), exercising outdoors with other people is fab and you get to see bits of the local area you never knew existed (despite living here all my life!) You will have lots of fun at the same time as getting fitter and making friends‍

    Sarah , 61

    You get to meet people from all WALX of life!

    Nordic Walking was recommended to me after a cancer diagnosis. and I was very lucky to learn to Nordic Walk with Lucie Cormack . She, along with all the other Nordic Walking leaders and instructors always put on a wide variety of interesting walks to suit different levels of stamina and ability. The company is always great and the views are wonderful, even when it’s pouring down (as long as you are dressed appropriately for the weather). People come from all different Walx of life (pardon the pun) so you will never be short of a good conversation or if you prefer, you can happily just enjoy the companionship. Oh and just to add, my health is a lot better for all the exercise and fresh air that I have had since I have been Nordic Walking .‍

    Philippa , 65

    Wonderful walks and encouragement

    Over the years I have tried gym, step, Zumba and more but never felt more at ease than here. There's no stress, no pressure so it's been just great. I have even encouraged 3 people to join, what more can I say!

    Diane, 59

    So much more than just a Walk!

    I started Nordic Walking in July 2018 and fell in love with it straight away.  Why I love it so much is that I have explored some beautiful locations in places I never knew existed and have made some really lovely friends too.  For me, it isn’t just about the walking but the social aspect too.  So it really is a ‘win win’!

    Susan, 54

    Total Body WALX prepared me for surgery

    Just wanted to say how after two months out of action due to surgery I appreciate even more how good Nordic Walking has been for my general fitness, not just legs but upper body also.  All the clinicians I have dealt with in the last few weeks have commented on my rapid recovery and I am sure this has been helped by our Total Body WALX and Nordic WALX.  I hope to be back with you all before too long!!!

    Gillian, 69

    A Friendly supportive bunch

    WALX Dorset are amazing - I go Nordic Walking with a wellness group and we always work hard but at the right level for me. I feel so much better all over and am always glad I went! WE have so much fun that its simply not like EXERCISE!

    Margaret

    WORKING