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Poles at the ready for new course

Published on Monday, 2nd October 2017

Lessons in Nordic Walking

Exercisers are in pole position for a brand new class in Northallerton.

Free taster sessions in nordic walking are giving walkers an insight into its health and wellbeing benefits – not least the use of poles which gives a work out to the upper body as well as the legs.

The poles help propel the walker along, meaning they work harder than normal but with the support of the poles it feel easier!

“Nordic Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels,” said David Earl, Hambleton District Council’s Development Officer – Health and Wellbeing.

“Nordic Walking has fantastic, all round, health benefits, and can be done almost anywhere”

He said nordic walking can:

• give a whole body workout

• burn more calories than regular walking

• improve posture and coordination

• allow the cardiovascular training intensity of jogging without the high impact

• alleviate neck and shoulder pain.

The hour long taster sessions led by qualified and experience Nordic Walking instructor run every Thursday until 9 November.  Meet at Hambleton Leisure Centre at 10am – poles will be provided.

For further details contact David Earl on 01609 767202 or david.earl@hambleton.gov.uk