NORDIC WALKING SESSIONS
Nordic Walking sessions re-started in June in a socially distanced way.
- You will need to fill out this form for sign up for the following week – the form will open on Tuesdays at 11am and close on Thursday at 12pm.
Places will be offered on a first to respond basis. Depending on the venue we can take between 5-15 people (in groups of 5), depending on how many insured Nordic Walk Leaders are able to help. Signing up via the form does not guarantee a place, you will be emailed to confirm you have a place.
Nordic Walking sessions at South Norwood on Wednesdays, Crystal Palace and Burgess Park on Thursdays are now open to members who have not done NW before. Poles can be provided.
Please note that for all sessions other than Crystal Palace Thursday, BP Thursday and South Norwood we only take people who have Nordic Walking experience at the moment. This might change at some point and we will update you on this.
At many venues toilets are re-opening. Toilets are open at: Docklands (up stairs in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and in Southwark Park), Brockwell Park (in the park, plus Blackbird Bakery & Sesame), Burgess Park, Crystal Palace (train station), Whitton and South Norwood.
VENUES & TIMINGS
|Monday||Docklands||10.00am for 10.30 start||Diane||Canada Water Library Concourse|
|Monday||Peckham Rye Park||9.45am for 10am start||Una||Café|
|Tuesday||Burgess Park||10.45am for 11am start||Aileen||Park Life Cafe|
|Tuesday||Brockwell Park||1.45pm for 2pm start||Aileen|
|Tuesday||Crystal Palace||2.20pm meet for 2.30pm start||Francesca||New attendees please call Francesca to discuss meeting place: 07866 506866|
|Tuesday||New Addington||9.45am for 10am start||Julie||Dance with Grace Studio, Milne Park East road|
|Tuesday||Haringey||10.45am for 11am start||Johanna|
|Wednesday||South Norwood Lake||9.45am for 10am start||Una||UNACC building|
|Wednesday||Whitton||1.30pm meet||Kay||Whitton Community Centre car park|
|Thursday||Crystal Palace||10.35am for 10.45am start||Francesca||New attendees please call Francesca to discuss meeting place: 07866 506866|
|Thursday||Burgess Park||1.20m for 1.30pm start||Francesca||Park Life Cafe|
|Friday||Ashburton||9.45am for 10am start||Julie|
|Friday||Dulwich Park||10.45am for 11am start||Francesca||in front of the Dulwich Clocks Cafe|
|Friday||Enfield||11.15am for 11.30am start||Johanna|
Benefits of Nordic Walking:
The fitness and health benefits of Nordic Walking are significantly greater than regular walking, trekking or even jogging, with scientific research from Europe and the USA proving that Nordic Walking:
Activates 90% of the body's muscles
Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking
Increases aerobic effect by up to 25% compared to regular walking
Decreases load and strain on the lower body
Tones upper arms, shoulders and back muscles
Improves lateral mobility of the spine
Develops core stability and strength
Promotes an upright posture
These benefits are achieved through the use of specially designed poles and a properly learned and performed Nordic Walking technique, whereby the poles are used as a resistance tool to engage the upper body. The result is a low impact, high results, total body exercise.
As a low impact walking exercise, Nordic Walking is something that can be done and enjoyed individually or as a group activity, anywhere a person can normally walk.
Why not give Nordic Walking a try and join us??