What our Walkers Say
Loved it! I was beginning to despair as to what exercises I could do and that would improve my bad back and think I’ve found it. Really friendly and professional instructor
Can’t wait to do more
Great session fun and harder than it looks but can’t wait to do more thank you
Loved every minute of it
I had my Nordic Walking beginners session today with Ros and loved every minute of it. Having health issues I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to keep up but Ros was very encouraging and reassured me that I could go at my own pace. The class was small enough that we all got really good feedback and instruction. It was great fun and I’ve used muscles I haven’t used for years! I can’t wait to join the regular classes and work on improving my technique and fitness. Thank you Ros for a fantastic session. Read more “Loved every minute of it”
Very friendly and professional
Excellent. Lindsay was lovely. Very friendly and professional. I learnt loads, including that my left arm has a mind of its own. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to booking a walk.
Really enjoyed my beginner’s session
Really enjoyed my beginner’s session. The instructor Ros was patient, knowledgeable and helped me feel relaxed in learning a new skill. Looking forward to more Nordic walking.
Always wanted to know the difference between normal hiking and Nordic Walking. Such an inspiring session from Ros and I learnt so much. Totally fired up to incorporate this into my fitness regime. Huge thank you Ros.
I had a fantastic session with Ros this morning, a really effective and inspiring introduction to Nordic walking!
Great intro session.
Clear instruction, friendly, supportive, patient and fun. It’s harder than you think!!!
Definitely be back
Great introduction to Nordic Walking today with Lindsay…..I will definitely be back. Jane
Relaxed & Friendly
It was a great experience. We were shown the basics in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere and given the opportunity to practise. We are now looking forward to building on what we have learnt and being Nordic pole walkers. Thank you
Thankyou Ros and other walkers. Had a great beginners class this morning and wow I am feeling it this pm.
Ros you are great , friendly , clear instructions and lovely personality.
Ps going to class next Tuesday
Made me feel at ease
Ros was very welcoming and made me feel at ease. I really enjoyed the class and am looking forward to doing more. Thank you 😊
Absolutely Loved It
Absolutely loved my beginners session with Ros. She was patient,professional,knowledgeable & good fun. I learnt so much & loved how it felt to walk using many more muscle groups than I ever have before! Ros explained everything so thoroughly & the reasons why we do things in a certain way. I live in Chippenham but I will definitely be travelling to Bristol to join some of the sessions there. I’m hooked!! 😃 Read more “Absolutely Loved It”
Really enjoyed the lesson and Lindsay’s enthusiasm for NW was almost infectious! A little more to perfecting the technique than I thought. Felt good and ready to do more.
First ever session
Did my first ever Nordic walking session today and am completely hooked. Definitely feel as though a few muscles have woken up and need a bit more attention. Learning the techniques and remembering everything will take a while for it to come naturally so first thing I did leaving the Downs was call in to Ellis Brigham and order some proper boots. Next thing is to sign up for more sessions. Thank you so much. It’s fantastic to learn something new and fun. Read more “First ever session”
Good fun while exercising
Thank you Debra for a great introduction to Nordic walking. Very clear instructions and your enthusiasm was catching! Looking forward to joining a group walk.
Clear,Patient & Friendly
Ros is a brilliant instructor – clear, patient and friendly. I really enjoyed the workshop.
Roll on my next walk
Thank you Ros for a very enjoyable day on my introduction to Nordic Walking. With excellent instructions on how to use the poles and wonderful company I will definitely be doing it again. Roll on my next walk.
Solsbury Hill Walk
Great walk with Lindsay yesterday. Fab weather and amazing views. Thank you so much.
Friendly and enjoyable
I really enjoyed the beginner class today. Ros is an excellent teacher – she made everyone welcome, the whole experience was very friendly and enjoyable.
A great way to start exercising again
I was annoyingly late due to traffic hold ups and was expecting to have missed the class, but Ros couldn’t have been more accommodating letting me join and catch up. Really friendly class at good beginner pace to go through techniques and it feels like a great way to start exercising again after recovering from an injury. I think I’m hooked and will be booking to join the walks. Read more “A great way to start exercising again”
Great introductory session
Great introductory session with Debra in Bath. Informative, reassuring and fun. I’ll be back. Thanks Laura
Easy & Relaxed
Nicely eased into and not as though being taught. Easy and relaxed but with a positive outcome. Well worth the money and will be calling back to get further training and group walks.
So glad I took the plunge!
I was really nervous about joining a class, but after 18 months of Covid restrictions and working from home I decided I needed to make changes in life and took the plunge!
I chose Nordic walking due to the full package of benefits it offered.
I cannot thank Ros enough (instructor) for providing a relaxed, step by step class, full of hints, tips and guidance.
I went straight home and booked myself onto another 5 walks, and am looking forward to meeting more people whilst improving my fitness and general well being. Read more “So glad I took the plunge!”
Excellent explanations and demonstration of the technique of Nordic walking.
Fun and exhilarating!
Thank you Ros.
Clear & Encouraging
Very clear and encouraging instruction from Ros. I’m hooked after my first walk! I absolutely loved it, and it was very mindful. I noticed after my first walk, my chest and spine has also increased flexibility. I will definitely recommend you give it a try.
Interesting, challenging and fun.
Having led a fairly sedentary life apart from a bit of fair-weather walking and gardening, I thought it was about time I started to increase my fitness and strength. I don’t play sports, don’t fancy going to gyms or swimming pools but I wanted to try something new. I signed up for a Nordic Walking Beginners Workshop, on impulse, and it surprised me. I found that it is not as easy as it looks but, with the encouragement of a skilled Instructor like Ros, I learned the basic techniques within an hour. I became motivated to improve my posture and used upper body muscles that had been neglected for decades! I went home and booked 5 sessions at the special Beginners rate. I am thoroughly enjoying them in the company of the other Nordic Walkers, who are friendly and supportive to an inexperienced newcomer like me. It will take some time for me to become proficient with my poles but the instructors (Rachael and Patsy so far) make each session interesting, challenging and fun. As a measure of how good it makes me feel is that I have turned up despite high winds and pouring rain – unheard of for me! Read more “Interesting, challenging and fun.”
Totally Hooked !
I had always wanted to run but never really enjoyed it. Then I heard about Nordic walking on the radio and thought I would give it a try. So I booked onto a beginners workshop and was hooked. I have been Nordic walking for 5 years now and love it. I signed up for the two walks a week membership option, because I knew if I didn’t, I would find excuses to not fit walks into my hectic schedule. I have been on a lot of really interesting and beautiful walks I would probably never done on my own. I now enjoy being outside more than in, even in the rain! I have met some very interesting people, and made many new friends along the way. Read more “Totally Hooked !”
Friendly & Welcoming
I really enjoy Nordic Walking. It is so enjoyable to do an exercise outside and appreciate nature at the same time. I feel we have a general body workout. Also the instructor and other walkers are friendly and welcoming.
A great way to get fit and be sociable
I joined BNW over 3 years ago and it has been brilliant at improving my fitness, posture and core strength. I have made new friends who I have been able to walk with during various lockdowns, which has kept me fit and sane !! They have also organised great trips away in the past, which will hopefully restart in the future
It is a great way to get fit and be sociable Read more “A great way to get fit and be sociable”
Excellent, helpful and supportive.
I started Nordic walking in July 2020 to improve my fitness.
I thoroughly enjoy the sessions.
The instructors in Bath are excellent, very helpful and supportive
Simply Awesome !
I should really write 2 reviews: one for the sport of Nordic Walking, which is simply awesome and so good for you, and one for Bristol Nordic Walking who put on amazing walks in great places. Seriously, if you want to get fit without injuring yourself, meet some lovely people and spend lots of time outside, this is the sport for you. I highly recommend it! Read more “Simply Awesome !”