Please equip yourself with
good walking shoes, a water bottle and a hat.
We have a number of poles available for trial walks
Poles are available for sale at the cost of $130 per set. -
Try before you buy - An initial trial session( 1 hour) is $50
After that, should you buy the poles, you may book four more training sessions with us for an additional $60 only.
Looking after your health has never been easier!
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 cross training 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 utcomes.
How do I learn Nordic Pole Walking if I don't have a qualified instructor in my area?
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.
Hold 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 walking action.
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 Nordic Walking.
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 Walking...
The Health and Wellness Benefits.
- 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 treatment.
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 suburban footpaths.
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 poles?
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 body workout.
More questions? please contact
Dorothea: 0414 946 055 and Tom : 0414946354
https://youtu.be/5dC3gkdywN0 watch this video for absolute beginners