Intro to Nordic Fitness Walking
Total Body Fitness
Nordic walking with poles is a great way to exercise on your own or with others. It’s fun, effective, and easy to get started. Developed by Finnish cross-country skiers as summer fitness training, it provides an excellent full-body workout. Regular walking uses 45%-50% of your muscles; Nordic walking uses 90%. Health benefits include improved cardiovascular function and increased calorie burning, muscle strength, coordination and stability.
- Burns 20-30% more calories than regular walking!
- Using poles with straps is a more stable and more effective workout.
- E endorsed by The Mayo Clinic.
- Uses 90% of muscles for a full body workout.
- Reduced impact on knee & hip joints.
- Improves muscle tone, core muscles, posture, balance, stability, and more!
Bring: Water bottle, cloth face covering, hand sanitizer, weather-appropriate attire (layers), comfortable walking shoes. Please note: the walking technique and poles differ from those used in trekking. Borrow the specially designed poles for the class sessions, then, if desired, purchase later to carry on.
Instructor: Volunteer instructor, Cathy Haworth, is certified as a Basic Nordic Walking Instructor through the American Nordic Walking Association, then recertified with Nordixx Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: South Whidbey Sports Complex Picnic Shelter
Rain-Out Plan: Check your email 1 hour before class if weather is uncertain. We will reschedule to the following week if weather is very poor.
Min 2/Max 6
Tue/Thu | Mar 9-11 | 1:00pm-2:15pm | $30
Mon/Wed | May 10-12 | 1:00-2:30pm | $30
COVID-19 Safety and Health Screening
** Please complete an online health attestation at least 1 hour prior to the program, and no earlier than 24 hours prior to the program. **
* Temperature Check Participants must take their own temperature shortly before arriving at the program. Stay home if you have a fever.
* Stay home if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (not attributable to another condition such as seasonal allergies) in the 72 hours prior to the program such as: a fever of 100.4 or higher; cough; sore throat; chills; loss of taste or smell; muscle or body aches; respiratory illness or difficulty breathing; or headache. If you fall ill, please let us know. If you reply to one of our health screening questions in a way that needs more clarification, we’ll have you step to the side while we get the rest of the folks checked in, then chat with you.
* Stay home if you or anyone in your household been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
* Keep your distance and maintain at least 6′ distance from others.
* Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure. Refrain from touching your face.
* Cloth Face Coverings required until further notice.
* Privacy Upon arrival we may ask you some basic health questions about symptoms and exposure. If you would like to discuss anything in a more private way, please call us or email before the program starts. If we are made aware that a participant, volunteer or staff person tested positive for COVID-19, fellow participants and staff who have been exposed will be notified, while maintaining privacy.
* Loaner/borrowed equipment will be sanitized or quarantined between users.