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Coventry Healthy Walks

Nordic walking

Nordic walking courses

6 week Learn to Nordic Walk Courses available.  Dates to be confirmed.

Cost is £15 or £9 for Passport to Leisure cardholders or over 60s.  Booking essential.

Please contact Romilla Devi on romilla.devi@coventry.gov.uk or 07508 094341.

Nordic walks

Nordic Walking is exercise that suits everyone. Using poles adds several benefits to walking:

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 need 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 - you can chat as you go!
  • It is easy to learn and to keep up.
  • It combines exercise with nature - proven to boost your mood.

 You can go to nordicwalking.co.uk or britishnordicwalking.org.uk to find out more information.

 To learn how to Nordic Walk, join a six week course in the War Memorial or Longford Park. 

To register interest please contact the Be Active Be Healthy Team on 024 7678 5627 or e-mail beactivebehealthy@coventry.gov.uk

You can also see some photos of the Nordic Walks.

What's available after a course?

After completing the six week course you can join free social Nordic Walks, led by volunteer Nordic Walk Leaders. Find a list of all the weekly walks, including Nordic Walks: List of weekly walks.
Walkers (non Nordic Walkers) can join the Nordic Social Walks so long as they can walk fast.

Find out more information about being a walk leader: Become a volunteer walk leader.

Healthy walks co-ordinator

Be Active, Be Healthy Team

Email: beactivebehealthy@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7678 5627

Faseman House
Tile Hill
Faseman Avenue
Coventry
CV4 9RB

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