Have you ever wanted to try Nordic Walking?

May 09 2017
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Well now's your chance! A taster session is being held in stoke Park this Saturday at 11am

Have you ever wanted to try Nordic Walking? Well, now's your chance!

A taster session is being held in Stoke Park this Saturday (the 13th) at 11am. It is being run by Bristol Nordic Walking Club. This is a chance to learn what Nordic walking is about, practice using the poles and see whether its is an activity we could run in Stoke Park in the future. The session is free but places are limited so please contact Gill Kirk to reserve a place . Cllr.gill.kirk@bristol.gov.uk. This is being run by Friends of Stoke Park as part of the Bristol Walking Festival. A basic level of fitness needed, (to walk independently on the level for about 20-25 minutes).

Ros Ingleby will be our instructor and Ros says, "I’m looking forward to meeting you and walking in this lovely area. I have a few tips for our session. Please dress for the conditions as the walk will go ahead whatever the weather (except thunder and lightning), even if it’s dry you may want to bring a waterproof just in case. Waterproof shoes with a good tread are the best footwear but if you don’t have those then trainers will be fine. I would recommend if you bring a bag that you can leave in your or my car as you’ll need a full range of movement around your arms and shoulders. We will supply poles. The session will last around 30-40 minutes and in that time I’ll find the correct poles for your height and teach you the basics of the Nordic walking technique. We believe that Nordic walking is the best exercise around because you get so many benefits - weight loss, a strong core and back, great posture and best of all it’s fun! I’ll talk more about benefits as we walk. After our session if you’d like to continue Nordic walking I’ll explain you how you can join us (or see our website http://www.bristolnordicwalking.co.uk)