NORDIC WALKING SESSIONS
Nordic Walking sessions are back as of 7th December
- 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.
- Hyde Park bookings only, please email Mark at [email protected] by the day before (Monday) if you would like to join.
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.
All Nordic Waking session are now open to members who have not done NW before. Poles can be provided.
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||9.45am for at 10.am start||Una||Play building near Homestall Road/Peckham Rye Corner|
|Tuesday||Burgess Park||10.45am for 11am start||Aileen||Park Life Café|
|Tuesday||Brockwell Park||1.45pm for 2pm start||Aileen||Herne Hill gate of Brockwell park|
|Tuesday||Crystal Palace||2.20pm meet for 2.30pm start||Francesca||New attendees please call Francesca to discuss meeting place: 07866 506866|
|Tuesday||Haringey||10.55am for 11am start||Johanna||Park entrance off Higham Road|
|Tuesday||Hyde Park||10.45am for 11am start||Carolyn or Mark (NW Leader)||Will to Win Hyde Park Sport Centre|
|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|
|Friday||Dulwich Park||10.45am for 11am start||Francesca||In front of the Dulwich Clocks Café|
|Friday||Enfield||11.25am for 11.30am start||Johanna||At the park entrance off Broomfield Lane, nearest to the Children’s playground|
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??