Tel : 01234 711099 
Mob : 07870 311460 
What is Nordic Walking? 
 
Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking – it makes something we can all do…. twice as effective! 
 
Nordic Walking uses poles in order to add two major benefits to walking 
 
The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs 
 
The poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier! 
 
Antony Roughley
Antony Roughley 
Your Local Instructor 
Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running as the poles are not planted in front of the walker/runner but in a specific way that increases the use of the upper body. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing. 
 
Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world and is used by individuals, personal trainers, health clubs, physiotherapists, doctors and health promoters because it is highly effective, affordable and FUN! 
 
Nordic Walking technique MUST be learnt correctly if the participant is to get the most out of the activity – the full Health technique that ensures the whole body works efficiently is only taught by NWUK qualified Instructors. 
Contact Nordic Walking 
Phone 01234 711099  
Mobile 07870 311460 
 
Life is a Journey - Be Fit For It 
Physical Benefits 
 
Tones the upper and lower body at the same time 
Uses 90% of the skeletal muscles 
Burns up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking 
Reduces the pressure on knees and joints 
Great for the Heart and Lungs 
Ideal for neck, shoulder and back problems 
Poles propel the walker along, making it easier to move faster then normal without feeling the effort. 
It is one of the most effective cross training techniques for athletes and sportspeople who require ultimate cardiovascular and endurance conditioning. 
 
 
Other Benefits 
 
Can be done anywhere – no need for hills, country paths or even snow! 
It appeals to all ages and fitness levels. 
No need to wear special exercise clothing 
It’s very sociable; participants can chat as they go! 
It is easy to learn and to keep up. 
It combines exercise with the nature which has been proven to boost mood. 
Out in the fresh air with Nordic Walking 
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Testimonials for Olney Nordic Walking 
Really enjoy the Nordic Walking when I finish a long day at the office it's great for the stress levels to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise. Antony is always there pushing me to the level I want to so I get results (am getting married next year it was a great way to get fit and tone up muscle!). The recent addition of Ultimate Nordic is a real challenge with pulling tyres and summit bids this has taken Nordic Walking to a new level.  
 
Pete Olney Nordic Walker 
Since joining the Olney Nordic Walkers I have gone from an overweight exercise allergic person to someone who has lost 5 stone really enjoys exercise going walking 3 times a week and adding many other activities that I enjoy as I'm getting fitter and can enjoy them! The group is sociable and fun. A big part of my success has been the instructors who have been really encouraging and supportive keeping me on track. My boyfriend also comes along and is a big fan of Ultimate. As a new person to Olney it's been a great way to meet new people and feel like you are part of the community, we have also discovered some gorgeous places that are round and about the local area.  
 
Kaye Olney Nordic Walker 
I have spent years attending many different gyms and never really achieving the results I wanted from all the expense and effort! About 2 years ago I decided to give Nordic Walking a try as I heard how good it was from a few of my friends who were already Nordic Walking. I went along to a free taster, a bit sceptical of what I was going to get from it as it is just walking, it turns out that walking can definitely deliver results. I have really improved my fitness levels, toned up my body and have made more local friends, more so than when I was a gym member. The thing that keeps me going to the group every week is the variety of walks and activities that have been planned by the instructor so it's never dull.  
 
Laura Olney Nordic Walker 
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