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 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 https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/fitness-trend-nordic-walking# Whidbey Island is the perfect place to Nordic walk!
Bring: Water bottle, cloth face covering for check-in, 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 4
Tue/Thu | Oct 5-7 | 1:00-2:15pm | $30
COVID-19 Safety and Health Screening
* 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 at check-in. Not required while outdoors and physically distant.
* 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.