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Nordic Walking

What is it?

Nordic Walking is a form of physical activity, natural walking is enhanced by the addition of the active use of a pair of specifically designed Nordic Walking poles. 

How will it benefit my body?

Nordic Walking is an all over body workout which has proven benefits for many health conditions including Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Parkinsons, Pulmonary Disease, and Menopause etc. It can work at a very basic level for Assisted walking right up to higher levels of fitness walking. You can also burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles.

New Free Nordic Walking - coming to the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale 

I hour Taster Sessions in Whitworth Park from 10.00am – 3.00pm

On Wednesday 22 February and Tuesday 21 March 2017

The very popular Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health scheme are planning to start free Nordic Walking this Spring at Whitworth Park in partnership with ‘Lifefit’ and the Whitworth Centre.

So here’s a chance to try the basics of Nordic Walking in groups of 5 or 6 or individually if necessary. There will be 2 trained International Nordic Walking Federation Instructors Phil and Nicole running the hourly sessions from:

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.00am

Session 2: 11.00 – 12.00 noon

Session 3: 1.00 – 2.00pm

Session 4: 2.00 – 3.00pm

Meet in the café at the Whitworth Centre.

Booking is essential – please contact Becky Burton at becky.burton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or phone 01629 761225.