Nordic Walking is a fitness activity that involves walking using specially designed poles similar to ski poles to help propel you forward.
Why the poles?
By bringing in the use of arms, you add to the intensity of the exercise, using your upper body muscles as well as your legs. The poles help to propel you forward faster, which is good for your heart and lungs and burns more calories. The poles also help people with neck, shoulder and back problems. Anyone can try Nordic Walking - whatever their fitness level. It's also very sociable and an ideal way to meet new people. Here's what one of our participants says:
Angela takes part in Nordic Walking at our Hightown Centre sessions
“……The opportunity to exercise as part of a group has kept me motivated. I walk with my son to school and knew that my fitness needed to improve. I’m less out of breath now and can see the benefits of my weekly sessions. Huma has got the balance just right between encouraging us and pushing us a bit more when we're ready….I wouldn't be motivated enough to go for 2-3 mile walks on my own and really value having the opportunity to take part in a local group where we all encourage one another”
Call Active Luton on 01582 400272 to book your place
Limited places available so book early (suitable for all fitness levels)
£2 per session (poles are provided)
Venues and sessions:
Riverbank School, Mondays, 09.20am – 10.20am
Stockwood Park Athletics Centre, Tuesdays, 11am - 12pm, Fridays, 9.30am - 10.30am
Lewsey Sports Park, Thursdays, 10.30am - 11.30am