Group Leaders - John Case and Alan Bloom
Meetings: Mondays at 10:30 hours. Venue: Various, will be notified by email a few days prior.
Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that was originally a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. It is based on using specially designed walking poles in a way that harnesses the power of the upper body in order to propel you forward as you walk. Now it is a recognised way to turn a walk into whole body exercise that can be done by anybody, anywhere. The U3A Nordic Walking group has a few places available to new members on the second and fourth Monday mornings of the month for walks of 4 to 5 miles starting at locations close to bus routes or car parks.
You will need a pair of Nordic walking poles (which are different from those used for trekking due to how you use the strap and the angle you plant them on the ground), walking shoes and appropriate clothing. When properly used, the poles take the weight off the knees and lower body joints - this makes you feel lighter on your feet.
This YouTube video may help you to understand the difference between trekking and Nordic walking poles.
please cut and paste this address into your browser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp6vMhcazis
other useful information can be found in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RrxSloH2Qs