Nordic Walking 

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Nordic Walking

Gaynor leading a Nordic Walk for ladies attending the abcdiagnosis cancer retreat weekends

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience.  With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.  More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round.

Is it for me?

Nordic Walking is a very accessible activity and something that can be shared by people of different fitness levels.  It’s an ideal activity for people who haven’t exercised for a while or who dislike traditional sports or gym activities.  An injured person can use the poles to support and guide, working to improve fitness as part of their rehabilitation.  Athletes can use Nordic Walking for cross training and incorporate Nordic running.

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing.

The result is a full body workout, which means that you:

  • burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles

  • release tension in the neck and shoulders

  • improve your posture and gait

  • strengthen your back and abdominal muscles

  • reduce the impact on the joints

And because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work you’ll be happy to walk further and for longer

To join scheduled UProjects Nordic Walking sessions check out our events page

To book bespoke Nordic Walks or to book Nordic Walking lessons for you or your group please contacts us. Instruction will include learning the correct technique for maximum benefits, learn about the essential equipment including the special Nordic Walking Poles and history of Nordic Walking