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 https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/fitness-trend-nordic-walking# 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. email@example.com
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