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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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Lockdown workouts with the HQ team

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We are having a blast at HQ! We might be working from our respective homes but that’s not stopping us from staying active and making sure we include all the elements of fitness that are essential for health. We also know that being with others and smiling are the best ways to stay motivated so


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Nordic walking poles – Getting the right height.

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Finding the right height for your Nordic Walking poles At Nordic Walking UK we always recommend that you get started with a qualified Instructor who can look at your height, gait and fitness levels to agree a good starting height for you. If you are unable to catch up with an Instructor see the guide


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The Great LOCKDOWN SLIMDOWN!

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Since March 2020 these 3 men who are all members of WALX Derwent and Dales have achieved an amazing weight loss. A good news story to come out of the pandemic making these 3 lighter, fitter, stronger and feeling great – they shared their stories with us and we hope it will inspire others to


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Nordic Walking pole straps explained

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Nordic Walking poles will either need a strap or a core ledge in order for you to master forward propulsion and gain the full benefits of Nordic walking There are two key types of Nordic walking pole straps as you will see from the videos below. Both allow you to attach and detach the straps


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No ‘TIERS’ of Sadness with us!

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We hate to think of our friends in Tier 4 not being able to join their groups as usual but we also know how important it is to break the spread of the virus That’s why we have been supporting our Instructors to take their unique mix of motivation and fun on line to help


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Adjusting Nordic walking poles

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Nordic Walking poles adjust for height in a variety of ways but the most typical are either TWIST lock or CLIP lock Both are great ways to ensure the pole is the right height for you which is best discussed with a qualified Instructor who can look at your height, gait and fitness levels to


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Become a POP star in 2021

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Feeling lethargic and want to really boost your health, tone up and feel good? Nordic Walking is the SOLUTION to your RESOLUTION in 2021 because it is EFFECTIVE, AFFORDABLE and COVID SAFE too Nordic Walking works the whole body, takes the weight off lower body joints and enables you to exercise outdoors which is great


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Nordic walking Q and A

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Many of us have discovered the value of walking in 2020 and are looking for ways to up the ante in 2021. The question on so many lips is…. Do Nordic Walking poles make any difference? ANSWER – Yes of course they do but its not just the poles (which have to be the right


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Nordic walking poles – finding the right ones

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If you want to gain the full benefits of Nordic walking you need the RIGHT type of poles that are the RIGHT size for you Nordic Walking is all about PROPULSION so unlike typical trekking poles which are designed for STABILITY, Nordic walking poles are used at an angle and the walker pushes into either


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Advent WALX – a daily dose of wellbeing!

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As the WALX team sat in the November Lockdown worrying that it might be extended into December, we came up with a novel way to stay in touch with our walkers come what may! The WALX Advent calendar workout plan was created to add some activity and fun to a difficult pre Christmas month The


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10 years for the Nutters!

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Sounds like a crime report doesn’t it?  However, the NUTTERS in this article gave themselves that name and the 10 years is not a sentence but an achievement! 10 years ago NWUK Instructor Kim Prince started her group of Nordic walkers and the quickly formed a sociable club called the NORDIC NUTTERS Kim is an


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