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Is this really me enjoying MUD!!!

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When Steph. Ashton first came across WALX on Facebook, she was suffering from long covid and struggling to breathe. As somebody who had previously been relatively fit, she was gasping when she did try to walk any distance and felt she had to do something but needed help. Steph. was not an outdoorsy type at


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Nordic Walking helped my recovery

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Peter Mills has always embraced the need to be active and has exercised regularly for many years. He told us his mission was that he wanted to make sure that as he aged and IF he were to succumb to any illnesses………..he would be in the best possible shape! Indeed, his regime which included cycling,


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Why I nordic walk

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We hear so many stories from people who have discovered Nordic walking and many have their own reasons for loving it so much – here is a powerful tale that has been shared by the amazing Jenny Budden My Nordic Walking Journey My Nordic walking journey starts a few years ago when I was watching


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8 stone weight loss for Justin

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This time last year JUSTIN MOORS from Dorset was embarking on his New years resolution to lose weight and address the heart condition associated with having been classified as morbidly obese. Now a massive EIGHT STONE LIGHTER Justin told us I hadn’t made any significant or at least sustained attempt to do anything about my weight


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My Poles helped me to recover from COVID 19

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Julia Houlton wrote to her local Instructor Sylvia Zugor in Chichester because she wanted to share her battle to regain her lung function, strength and mobility following Covid 19. Julia spent 18 days in hospital (St Richards Hospital Chichester), 6 of which were on a Ventilator. ” I came on the training session you organised


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Nordic Walking worked for me!

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We thought we would share another amazing testimonial in order to inspire people to not only go for a daily walk in these difficult times but to explore Nordic Walking as soon as you can by joining one of our groups like Watford Nordic Walking who shared this story with us. NORDIC WALKING changes LIVES!


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It worked for us! – whether you want to lose weight or abseil – try Nordic Walking!

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THE AMAZING PAM LOST 8 STONE – Here’s her story “Following a routine appointment with a nurse at my local surgery, I was told a few home truths about being overweight (nothing I didn’t know already), however, the way in which I was told was really quite hurtful. This was the push I needed to


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Testimonials – How Nordic walking helped me to breathe better

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Every season we like to share a good news story or two as way of inspiring others to take their first steps with us. We also like to remind our Instructors just how much their clients value them! In this issue as the air becomes damper, we thought we’d focus on a couple of folk


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Testimonials – what Nordic Walking has done for me!

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My name is Kathy Townsend and I saw an article in The Redditch Standard one day about a woman who has improved her health and wellbeing by taking up the relatively new sport of Nordic walking. I am writing to you as I feel that more people need to understand what this amazing activity can


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Nordic Walking for back pain!

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Helen Eloli is not a fan of being outdoors but when her back problems made all other forms of exercise difficult, she took the plunge and tried Nordic Walking – here’s her story…….. “After a bad snowboarding accident, my back problems started, with a disc that would slip out at the drop of a hat


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100 Nordic Walks & Loving It!

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When Pauline a 58 year old admin assistant first saw Nordic Walking on the BBC Countryfile programme, she remembers thinking that it was something she might actually enjoy rather than do out of duty (like going to the gym!) She enjoyed walking but knew that was not quite enough to get the health benefits and


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My Nordic Walking Story – Duncan Barratt

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A keen sportsman until his 40s Duncan lost his fitness & gained weight due to a busy but sedentary lifestyle. When he retired at 65 he decided to take action but found the gym a bit boring. He joined The Chalfont St Giles 60+ Fitness and Social Club which has 50 active members who enjoy


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