spent many years running normal walking breaks in this beautiful
county of Suffolk, I soon realised that Nordic Walking had so many
health benefits to offer people, that I wanted to train as an instructor.
trained in London with Nordic Walking UK, and since then have been
happily teaching hundreds of walkers, not only in Suffolk, but in
many places in this country.
in Suffolk, I run courses locally, either for groups or individuals,
work with Suffolk Sport as an instructor for one of their many initiatives
to get people walking, and organise many stunning walks of various
distances for those who have already learned to Nordic Walk.
a voluntary basis I work with the NHS in the Physiotherapy Department,
helping those who can no longer walk in the normal way. These people
use the poles in a different way to you and I, but using them keeps
an upright stance, and they are able to walk short distances with
greater ease, and can then gain an extra dimension to their lives.
In some cases, their walking sticks mean they bend over too much,
learning to walk with Nordic poles, allows them to look around much
more and appreciate the countryside around them.
am also a voluntary Health Walk Leader. This is another government
initiative to get the public walking again after such things as
illness, sedentary lifestyles, or just simply habit! This scheme,
at present, is normal walking only, not Nordic…..although
there is nothing to stop anyone using their poles.