Nordic Walking Facilitator
Nordic walking began as a substitute summer training method for cross country skiers in Finland around 1930. It slowly grew in popularity and by the early 1980s was a popular recreational sport for the general public.
Nordic walking is of great benefit to your health and overall wellbeing. Nordic walking consumes more calories in less time compared to normal walking because you are using almost your whole body to walk. Check out the website www.nordicwalkingaustralia.com.au for further information.
A good Nordic pole is made from carbon composites and are usually of a fixed length. They are very lightweight and sturdy and will not collapse on you. Fixed poles are better suited to people with balance problems. However, adjustable poles are also available.
I took up Nordic walking as a substitute for normal walking. Age was taking its toll on knees and ankles after many years of participating in marathons, ultra marathons and the like. I wanted to have some form of physical activity without the bothersome aches and pains in legs, hips, knees and ankles that normal walking was causing in me. Nordic walking was the answer.
The Nordic Walking Group meet every Wednesday and Friday morning 6.30 am - 7.30 am at the Beaudesert soccer field (by the Tennis Courts)
To join us on one of our walks,
Phone Lawrie on 0423 322 975