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Nordic Fitness Walking

This event has been canceled.

Intro to Nordic Fitness Walking

Total Body Fitness

Advance registration required. REGISTER HERE


Nordic walking with poles is a great way to exercise on your own or with a friend. It’s fun, effective, and easy to get started. Developed in Finland by 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.  Whidbey Island is the perfect place to Nordic walk!  Learn more about this sport at Whidbey Island is the perfect place to Nordic walk!

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.

Bring: Water bottle, weather-appropriate attire (layers), comfortable walking shoes.

Instructor: Cathy Haworth is certified as a Basic Nordic Walking Instructor through the American Nordic Walking Association, then recertified with Nordixx Canada.

Location: South Whidbey Sports Complex Picnic Shelter at 5598 Langley Rd, Langley WA 98260

Rain-Out Plan: Check your email 1 hour before class if weather is uncertain. We will reschedule if weather is very poor.

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, September 27-29, 1:00-2:15pm, Fee: $29

Min 2/Max 4

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The Zookeeper’s Guide to Fitness – CANCELLED

Achieve your goals with operant conditioning!


Achieve your fitness goals by learning and applying the principles zookeepers use- Operant Conditioning, Enrichment, and Conservation. Set your goals, develop a plan, reward yourself, have fun, and create a positive impact on the planet. Learn more about Operant Conditioning here:

Instructor Pattie Beaven was a zookeeper for 15 years, is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and has a Personal Trainer Certificate.

Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111

Min 2/Max 10

Mon | Feb 5–26 | 5:30–6:30pm | $25


Head Start Fitness Challenge – Cancelled


Get a jump-start on developing healthy eating and fitness habits before the holidays hit us. In this 8-week program attend nutrition classes and fitness seminars as well as group workouts. Join this group and make your wellness a priority! Learn healthy substitutes for favorite holiday treats. Discover exercises and workouts that motivate you in fun and positive ways. Meal plan, recipes, and workouts provided to all participants. Start your holiday season with a new, better you!

Location: Parks & Rec Bld, Room 111 & Community Park Picnic Shelter

Instructor: Pattie has 15+ years experience working with animals and has developed a program focusing on the same principles of positive reinforcement, behavior modification, and enrichment. Her motto is “Eat clean, live green, train positive”. Pattie believes working out should be the highlight of your day, and seeks to make it as fun and engaging as possible. She is a certified personal trainer and coach.

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri | Oct 29-Dec 22* | 5:30-6:30pm | $150

*Except Nov 24