Tom is taking classes regularly, One on One - or small groups.
Find the booking details on the booking page!
- My husband Tom and I are accredited Nordic Walking trainers.
Looking after your health has never been easier!
- Please equip yourself with
good walking shoes, a water
bottle and a hat. There is a number of poles available for trial.
Poles are available for sale at the cost of $130 per set.
Cross-country skiing has long been recognised for its supremacy as the form of physical
activity for building cardio-vascular fitness and it's high
effectiveness in the burning off of calories.
Now, thanks to Nordic Pole Walking, all this and more can be achieved without the skis and
the snow, anytime; all year round...
in any climate... on any surface!
- Enhanced balance and stability with better posture alignment
- Greater improvements in mood disturbances
- More fun/ addictive
All of the above can be achieved without an increase in perceived exertion. Simply by adding poles to your walk you can turn it into a whole body workout in the same session.
Nordic Pole Walking is great for individuals who
- Are seeking a unique crosstraining activity
- Can't jog or run but want the same benefits
- Want to lose weight/size faster for better health
- Suffer balance, stability or mobility problems
- Have movement restriction and painful joints
And by improving ones balance and stability you enhance your chances of greater mobility. So if you are still able to walk at even a very slow pace try
Nordic Pole walking and experience the difference.
Walking faster or jogging, will that give me the same results?
To walk faster or jog may not always be
the best outcome. It will be governed by
individual's motivational limits and
enjoyment levels and also increases
significantly the amount of stress put on
the body which may likely cause injury
and in turn reduces the enjoyment
Scientific studies show that using poles
at a perceived lesser rate of effort or at
a slower speed can achieve the same
How do I learn Nordic Pole Walking if
I don't have a qualified instructor in
The greatest thing about Nordic Pole
Walking is it's a very natural functional
friendly movement to the human body.
It is easy to learn and rarely forgotten,
this is why the at home education video
"Getting started with Nordic Pole
Walking" is such great resource to learn
from if you don't have a current certified
instructor in your area.
the strap without having to grip the
handle of the pole to firmly.
And the handle of the pole is more
ergonomically designed to allow for a
more ease of grip whilst pole
walking. Plus the spike tip has been
designed to allow for maximum grip in
the ground whilst completing the pole
push off at the end of the Nordic
The pole shafts are made of a very
durable and lightweight composite
material with good flexibility and shock
absorbing capabilities for repetitive
motion which is performed during
I suffer with knee injuries from
running; can I really keep fit by
walking with poles?
Yes! You no longer have to pound the
footpaths and wear out your joints to
get a good cardio-vascular
workout. Whilst running you are only
using your lower body muscles and
your upper body mass is just going
along for the ride not really doing any
work. But when you utilise the poles
whilst walking you activate all the upper
body muscle mass, which in turn
creates a greater training effect on your
body with similar outcomes with less
Let me explain how this happens, by
using poles to Nordic walk you are
activating the large upper body muscles
that are not used whilst running, in turn
these large upper body muscles need
more fuel which is transported by fresh
Nordic Pole Walking vs. Regular
The Health and Wellness
- Burn an average of 20% and as much as 40% more calories
- Increase oxygen consumption uptake by an average 20% and in some cases oxygen consumption increased by 30-58% depending on poling intensity
- Greater increases in muscle endurance and toning in your shoulders, back, chest and upper arms and abdominal region
- Relieves pain in the neck-shoulder area
- Less impact on sore or worn joints
- Need a safe an effective form of rehabilitation exercise for many conditions
- Need more than just a walk
Will this be another fitness fad
or gimmick that is here today
and gone tomorrow?
For over forty years Nordic Walking has
most commonly be practised in Finland
as the summer fitness conditioning for
cross-country skiers, even before this,
sports colleges and health care
establishments have for a long time
considered Nordic walking as a form of
Now this activity is spreading across
the globe and is being adopted by
millions of people as their preferred
method of physical activity and growing
from strength to strength in many
arenas from rehabilitation to fitness,
recreational and now in some countries
as a sport.
So Nordic Walking has stood
the test of time and is still
Am I too old to do Nordic Pole
Walking? I'm nearly eighty years old!
We have people in their late eighties
that have experienced the benefits of
Nordic Pole Walking as it appeals to
your age group. Also, it gives you a
sense of security and confidence
because you feel more balanced and
stable on four feet instead of your
normal two feet.
Where do I do Nordic Pole Walking?
Nordic Pole Walking is enjoyed in the
great outdoors. It can be done on soft
and hard surfaces as the poles are
supplied with both hard metal spike tips
for soft surfaces such as grassland,
sand or slippery surface and the
asphalt paws are used on hard
surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.
So Nordic Pole Walking is great on your
favourite beach or in your local
park/sports oval or utilising your local
Do I have to join a club?
A group offers a safe an supportive
environment with the added benefit of
extra guidance and motivation in a fun
and social atmosphere. But you may
wish to walk alone or find a walk buddy
or a group of friends and enjoy the
convenience of Nordic pole walking
around your local neighbourhood at a
time that suits your lifestyle.
The most important thing is what best
suits your needs and you enjoy the
great benefits of Nordic Pole walking
like so many hundreds of thousands of
people worldwide are experiencing
today. So why not be one of them?
Why can't I just use my ski or
Trekking and ski poles have been
designed specifically for their sport just
like Nordic Walking Poles have been.
The Nordic Walking Poles have a very
unique design in the strap to allow the
user to obtain maximum push off from oxygenated blood to these muscles to
make them function.
So the physiological responses to
achieve this from your body is,
significantly increased oxygen uptake,
elevation of your heart rate to a similar
effective training zone as if you were
running and a greater caloric
expenditure and the benefits of
enhance muscle endurance for a total
More questions? please contact
Dorothea: 0414 946 055 and Tom : 0414946354