NORDIC WALKING SESSIONS
Advance Booking Needed
Whilst our sessions are currently free to attend, we welcome any donations towards running costs via JustGiving here.
How to Book for a Session
All of our Nordic Walking sessions need to be booked the week before on our Typeforms, with the exception of the Hyde Park session with Mark.
- For Hyde Park bookings only you will need to contact Mark separately at [email protected] by the day before (Monday) if you would like to join.
All Nordic Waking session are now open to members who have not done NW before. Poles can be provided.
VENUES & TIMINGS (please scroll across if viewing on mobile)
|Monday||Docklands||10.00am for 10.30am start||Diane||New attendees please call Diane to discuss meeting place 07957 236663|
|Monday||Peckham Rye||9.45am for at 10am start||Francesca||Round Café in Peckham Rye park|
|Tuesday||Burgess Park||10.30am for 11am start||Aileen||Park Life Café|
|Tuesday||Brockwell Park||2pm for 2.30pm start||Aileen||Herne Hill gate of Brockwell park|
|Tuesday||Crystal Palace Park||2.20pm meet for 2.30pm start||Francesca||New attendees please call Francesca to discuss meeting place: 07866 506866|
|Tuesday||Haringey, Lordship Rec||10.30am for 11am start||Johanna||Lordship Hub|
|Tuesday||Hyde Park||10.30am for 11am start||Carolyn or Mark (NW Leader)||Will to Win Hyde Park Sport Centre|
|Tuesday||Kingston, Canbury Gardens||12.45pm registration, 1pm – 2pm||Rosie Cooke||Canbury Pavilion|
|Wednesday||Ashburton Park||9.15am for 9.30am start||Anita||Ashburton Hall|
|Wednesday||Whitton||1.30pm for 2pm start||Kay||Whitton Community Centre car park|
|Thursday||Crystal Palace Sports Centre||10.30am for 10.45am start||Francesca||New attendees please call Francesca to discuss meeting place: 07866 506866|
|Friday||Dulwich Park||10.45am for 11am start||Francesca||In front of the Dulwich Clocks Café|
|Friday||Enfield, Broomfield Park||11.15am for 11.30am start||Johanna||At the park entrance off Broomfield Lane, nearest to the Children’s playground|
If you have any questions or issues with Nordic Walking sessions please contact the Project Manager for the session:
Alicia [email protected]
- Ashburton Park, Brockwell Park, Crystal Palace, Docklands, Dulwich Park, Hyde Park, Peckham Rye
Laura [email protected]
- Enfield, Haringey
Clare [email protected]
- Kingston, Whitton
Dana [email protected]
- Burgess Park
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??