NORDIC WALKING SESSIONS
Advanced Booking Required
How to Book for a Session
All of our Nordic Walking sessions need to be booked in advance online - please see table below, 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.
If you need Nordic Walking poles 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.
VENUES & TIMINGS (please scroll across if viewing on mobile)
Seasonal break – last date in December and first date back in January
Ashburton – last 20th December, first 10th January
Burgess Park – last 19th December, first session 2nd January
Canada Water Docklands – last 18th December, first 8th January
Dulwick Park – no sessions in December, on pause until the new year, we will let you know in January of any updates regarding this session
Haringey – last 19th December, first 2nd January
Hyde Park – last 19th December, first 9th January
Kingston – last 19th December, first 9th January
Whitton – last 20th December, first 10th January
|Day||Venue||Time||Instructor||Meeting place||How to book|
|Monday||Docklands/Canada Water||10.00am for 10.30am start||Diane||New attendees please call Diane to discuss meeting place: 07957 236 663 £3 charge when booking online||TicketTailor|
|Tuesday||Burgess Park||10.30am for 11am start||Ailien||Fuorvito Cafe in Burgess Park, 3 Chumleigh St – £3 charge when booking online||TicketTailor|
|Tuesday||Haringey, Lordship Rec||10.50am for 11am start||Johanna||The Hub Café||TicketTailor|
|Tuesday||Hyde Park||10.30am for 11am start||Carolyn or Mark (NW Leader)||Park Sports, South Carriage Drive, W2 2UH – £5 charge which you can pay in person on the day to Mark. [email protected]||Email Mark|
|Tuesday||Kingston, Canbury Gardens||12.45pm registration, 1pm – 2pm||Rosie Cooke||Canbury Pavilion – £3 charge when booking online||TicketTailor|
|Wednesday||Ashburton Park||9.15am for 9.30am start||Anita||Ashburton Hall – £3 charge which you can pay in person on the day||TicketTailor|
|Wednesday||Whitton||1.15pm for 1.30pm start||Kay||Whitton Community Centre car park – £3 charge when booking online||TicketTailor|
If you have any questions or issues with Nordic Walking sessions please contact the Project Manager for the session:
Tanya [email protected] for: Ashburton, Burgess Park, Canada Water, Dulwich Park, Hyde Park
Dana [email protected] for: Haringey
PREVIOUS SESSIONS STILL RUNNING
We have taken the difficult decision to stop our involvement with some Nordic Walking sessions due to a lack of funding, however they still continue privately by either the instructor or Silverfit members:
- Crystal Palace Tuesday – continues to be run privately by Sonya, contact her at [email protected] for more information
- Crystal Palace Thursday – this session will be continuing as a ‘friends’ walking group amongst Silverfit members, 10.30am for 10.45am start contact Brenda [email protected] for more information
- Brockwell Park Tuesday – continues to be run privately by Ailien, contact her at [email protected] for more information
- Broomfield Park Friday– continues to be run privately by Johanna, contact her at [email protected]
Advice from instructors
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).
Also please bring water in warmer weather, and wear walking shoes or boots suitable for wet and uneven terrain
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??