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11am ~ Introduction to Nordic Walking Course
January 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm£60.00
COVID-19 Precautions – Please ensure you maintain 2m social distancing at all times; in addition, as helpful as we all want to be, under the current Government guidelines we cannot assist each other with passing poles over stiles etc, also carrying bottles, keys, fastening rucksack zips etc. You are strongly advised to carry hand sanitiser with you on all walks and activities; as well as thorough hand washing at your earliest opportunity. For those requiring Nordic Walking Pole Hire, please be assured we have procedures to ensure that you have clean straps and sanitised poles for you to use. You will be required to sanitise poles following your use; however, we will guide you through the procedure and provide the cleaning materials for you to use.
Learn the skills to successfully and effectively Nordic Walk in a safe, enjoyable and fun way…so that you can get more out of your outdoor exercise.
The aim of the course is to teach you the skills required to successfully and effectively Nordic Walk in a safe, enjoyable and fun way. During the course you will learn about the basic techniques of Nordic Walking; including how to warm up and cool down safely and effectively; pole selection and purchasing poles; a history of the activity; learn how Nordic Walking can help you get and keep fit; what other activities can Nordic Walking can be used in; and what to do with your newly acquired Nordic Walking skills and knowledge…
You will be guided through your Nordic Walking Beginners Course by Gemini Outdoor owner, INWA National Trainer & British Nordic Walking Instructor – Steve Ellis.
If at any time you are unsure of what is being instructed or asked of you, please ask – we all learn in different ways, and we have lots of different ways of putting the same thing across!
During the first few hours we will concentrate on teaching you the basic steps of Nordic Walking, then we head out on a short journey thus allowing you to use your newly acquired skills with the addition of further techniques being taught, and your own style being honed by our instructor.
During the sessions, we ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the scenery whilst rehydrating; with refreshment and comfort stops key to the enjoyment of your Nordic Walking experience.
The Course Fee is £60.00, and includes full instruction throughout the course, pole hire for the course, Membership to Gemini Outdoor and associated discounts (continual coaching as you progress and beyond, discounted hill and mountain adventures, and great discounts at Cotswold Outdoor & BCH Camping); it does not include Westonbirt Arboretum entrance fees (when this location is used), refreshments, snacks, lunches etc, or transport to/from course locations, including any fuel costs etc.
Moving forwards, we have various Nordic Walking class payment packages for your to choose, along with a selection of specific Nordic Walking poles…once we are all happy that we have the right pole just for you.
To book your place on this Course, or to enquire about other Course dates, please contact Gemini Outdoor via our email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07752567959.