My passion for Nordic Walking is a natural extension of my life-long obsession with skiing and being outdoors. From a young age I loved being active and living in the Peak District has allowed me to indulge my love of the outdoors on a daily basis.
In my 30's I underwent back surgery and found Pilates to be a fantastic way to work on my stability, strength and posture; supporting my other activities including Nordic Walking. Many of the benefits of Pilates are shared with Nordic Walking - except we get to be outdoors and chat more!
Benefits of Nordic Walking
Up to 40% more effective than regular walking
Activates up to 90% of muscles so helps muscle tone and bone strengthening
Protects hip and knee joints - using poles takes some of the weight off lower joints
Gets the heart rate up more than regular walking so heart and lungs get a workout
Develops core stability, strength and balance - these all help improve posture
Promotes mental wellbeing - it's outdoors and a great social activity
I offer regular Technique Sessions where you can learn the British Nordic Walking 10 step Technique. Sessions are generally based at Longshaw Estate where there is good parking, lovely routes to walk and facilities. Once you've got to grips with the technique, you're welcome to head out on your own or you can join me on one of my regular monthly group walks around the beautiful Peak District.
Group Social Walks
There is a monthly group social walk which you can book onto once you're happy with the technique and want to get some practice in. The walks are generally 1.5 - 2 hours long with some technique tips along the way and once you've done a technique session with me, your first walk is free with poles provided. Book online using the link below or Contact Sarah to book on.
If you prefer to learn on a 1:1/1:2 basis I can offer sessions tailored to you and can run specialist sessions for those looking to integrate the use of poles when running and those with Parkinson's.
Sessions can also be by arrangement including the option for us to come to wherever you are staying in the Peak District and to tailor a course for you and your friends or group.