Nordic Walking provides a great workout outdoors and can be done by anybody, anywhere: from health to sport. Ideal activity for people that haven’t exercised for a while, some GP Referral or people who dislike traditional sports or gym activities.
It is a physical activity consisting of walking with poles similar to ski poles; thought the specific technique combines of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full-body workout that can enhance the walking experience.
- Whole body exercise, it uses 90% of your muscles.
- Increased overall strength and endurance in the core muscles and the entire upper body
- Significantly increases in heart rate at a given pace (5-17beats/minute higher).
- Energy consumption increases 20-46% compared with walking.
- Burns about 400 calories per hour, compared with 280 calories per hour for normal walking.
- Improved balance and stability with use of the poles.
- Increased stride length and walking speed.
- Significant unweighting of hip, knee and ankle joints (depending on the style used).
- Releases muscle tension and pain in the neck, backs and shoulder region.
Image Credit: 1-2 L'Associazione Nordic Walking Italia (ANWI) and 3 TOTUM.
- Tuesdays / 12.30 - 1.45pm / Hyde Park (meet at the Gordon Thomson Pilates Body Europe Studio).
- Thursdays / 12.30 - 1.45pm / Hyde Park (meet at the Gordon Thomson Pilates Body Europe Studio).
- Fridays / 11.00 - 12.00pm / Hampstead Heath (meet at Sweaty Betty - Hampstead).
1-2-1 and Small Group Classes
- Gordon Thomson Pilates Body Europe Studio. 17 Queensberry Mews West, South Kensington, London SW7 2DY.
- Purus Active Health. 23-24 Henrietta Street, London WC2E, Covent Garden.
- Sweaty Betty. 35 Heath Street, London, NW3 6TR, Hampstead.
- Hyde Park, Green Park, Regent's Park and Hampstead Heath.
- The comfort of your own home or office.
Booking in advance is needed for all classes and private sessions.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07789888738 for further information.