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Nordic Walking

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Nordic Walking on the beach at Loch Morlich, Cairngorms National Park – Nov 2015

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking is a safe and effective way to burn serious amounts of calories.  It is a form of physical activity, where the active use of a pair of specially designed Nordic Walking poles is added to regular natural walking.

Published evidence suggests that you can expect to burn upwards of 400 calories/hour, and combine this with Nordic Walking in the hills and countryside, you will be burning in excess of 450 calories/hour. In reality, Gemini Outdoor Nordic Walking members regularly burn between 500 to 700 calories according to their calorie counters in a one hour Nordic Walking session, and over 2000 calories on a mountain day!!

Through experience as a qualified Nordic Walking National Coach/Instructor and Personal Trainer, Steve will work with you to teach you the 10 Steps of Nordic Walking; as well as help you set and achieve realistic fitness and health goals. As a qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader he will lead you in the hills and mountains (UK and overseas) to ensure that you use your Nordic Walking training and experience to the full, burning staggering amounts of calories, whilst enjoying amazing scenery, stunning views and a few laughs with like-minded folk!

Great exercise in the great outdoors...

Great exercise in the great outdoors…

How can Nordic Walking help me?

Many doctors agree that Nordic Walking is one of the most effective cardiovascular workouts because it works all of the major muscle groups in our body. Your sessions will not only teach you how to Nordic Walk correctly, they are designed to work those major muscle groups; which in turn, will help you lose weight (by burning fat); and tone up and shape muscles for all-round improved health and fitness. Nordic Walking burns a staggering 46% more calories than walking without poles; furthermore, it uses a gut busting 90% of our skeletal muscles, compared to swimming 40% or running 60%. The perceived effort is far less than other forms of exercise; yet the results are clear!

In short…less effort = more gain

Walking in the Alps - Aug 2010

Walking in the Alps – Aug 201


Additional benefits include:

  • Through utilising correct movements and gait, it is safe and healthy
  • Promotes natural and fluid movements and correct posture
  • Uses both small and large muscle groups for effective aerobic conditioning
  • Increases blood circulation and metabolism
  • Increases cardiovascular demand
  • Increases calorie burn
  • Minimal impact on joints
  • It works the body in extension
  • Decreases neck and shoulder tension
  • Improves spinal rotation
  • Leaves you feeling great and re-energised!!!

We offer a range of classes to suit you. Call us on 07752 567 959 to find out more or go to Nordic Walking Prices and Booking.

Colours of poles may vary from the photographs on the website.