Nordic Walking uses specialised poles, which should not be confused with trekking poles. The poles are used on every stride, planting and pushing off to propel the walker along and give an all over body workout.
“Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking…and twice as effective!
”Nordic Walking in York is particularly enjoyable taking in some of the beautiful historic parts of the City of York and the surrounding countryside.
Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the UK and is used by individuals, personal trainers, health clubs, physiotherapists, doctors and health promoters because it is affordable, highly effective and FUN!
Nordic Walking originates Finland, where elite cross country skiers started to use poles to replicate the action of cross country skiing to train during the off season period. These athletes soon realised the benefits of Nordic Walking as their heart, lungs and muscles were kept in top condition.