Silverfit

NORDIC WALKING SESSIONS

Advance Booking Needed

Please note – there is a £3 charge for our sessions at Ashburton which you can pay in person on the day.

If you have never attended a Silverfit session before, or your health has changed in any way in the last year, please fill in a PAR-Q – Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire – so that we are aware of any health and medical issues you may have before taking part in our sessions. You need to print this out and bring it along to the session to give to the instructor.

How to Book for a Session

All of our Nordic Walking sessions need to be booked in advance on our Typeforms or Eventbrite, 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. Mark is collecting payment for this session on the day, please contact Mark in advance to find out more.

All Nordic Waking session are now open to members who have not done it before. Poles can be provided.

If you need a Nordic Walk Pole provided by the instructor

For those who need to borrow poles it is essential that you sign up to the sessions beforehand so instructors know how many sets of poles they will need, this will help avoid any disappointment.

Please turn up at least 20 minutes before the session so that everyone can catch up beforehand and enjoy a full session - especially those who need to be set up with poles. Nordic Walk instructors will not normally delay the session for latecomers.

Advice from instructors

With the warmer weather, it would be a good idea to bring a bottle of water to take on the walk. And conversely during inclement weather it may be useful to think about wearing layers of clothing, that you can take on & off if the weather changes during the walk (e.g. a light waterproof jacket when it rains).

VENUES & TIMINGS (please scroll across if viewing on mobile)

Peckham Rye Park session has been cancelled and will no longer be running.

Day Venue Time Instructor  Meeting place
Monday Docklands 10.00am for 10.30am start Diane New attendees please call Diane to discuss meeting place 07957 236663
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 10.50am for 11am start Johanna The Hub Café
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 1.15pm for 1.30pm 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

Project Managers

If you have any questions or issues with Nordic Walking sessions please contact the Project Manager for the session:

Alicia is currently on leave.

Please contact Pete [email protected] for

  • Ashburton Park, Brockwell Park, Crystal Palace, Docklands, Dulwich Park, Elephant and Castle, Hyde Park

Clare [email protected] 

  • Kingston, Whitton

Dana [email protected] 

  • Burgess Park, Enfield, Haringey

PHOTOGRAPHY: Please note, sessions are often photographed for marketing purposes. If you attend a session and do not wish to be photographed please let the photographer, Project Manager or instructor know.

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.

Source of info click here.

Why not give Nordic Walking a try and join us??