The best Nordic walking poles

We’ve had a flurry of pole enquiries recently so we thought it time to post about what’s new, what’s popular and what’s the best pole for you.  Having your own…

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Best boots for walking / Nordic walking

What to look for when you buy walking shoes or boots Water resistant, breathable, flexible, comfortable, supportive, lightweight, grippy walking boots - it’s the Nordic walking equivalent of gold dust. …

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Best foot forward – what shoes to wear for Nordic walking

Tips when buying Nordic walking shoes and boots The grass is getting wetter and our feet are getting soggy!  Annoyingly some of our instructors have found their Gore-Tex walking shoes…

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Lorna Mason – Why I started Nordic Walking

Lorna Mason has been Nordic walking with us for over 5 years and we are delighted to say she has recently joined our instructor team. Lorna will be leading a…

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10 Tips To Increase Weight Loss When Walking

The global pandemic stopped us in our tracks (literally!) and an unsettling environment can be truly demotivating when it comes to exercise. So although we berate ourselves it's hardly surprising…

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Folding Nordic walking poles – are they any good?

The biggest recent advance in Nordic walking poles is the advent of the folding Nordic walking pole.  Leki, one of the leading manufacturers of Nordic walking poles, now has four different types of…

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Am I too old to start Nordic walking?

 Much is written about what it means to be physically fit, but what does it mean for you?  I’m guessing it might include things like: Walking with friends and family/ up…

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It’s time to think about vitamin D again

We know vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles.  But the benefits don’t stop there.  There’s been a steady stream of research indicating that the ‘sunshine vitamin’…

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How much should I exercise?

Last month the UK’s chief medical officers published new guidelines on physical activity to reflect the latest scientific evidence.  Their previous guidelines were published in 2011 but since then the evidence…

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