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Coventry Healthy Walks

Nordic walking

Nordic walking courses

Due to changes in the Walks Scheme we are currently not providing 6 week Learn to Nordic Walk Courses.

Please contact Nordic Trainer Hazel Jonas direct on or 07813 364709.

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 or to find out more information.

 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


Tel: 024 7678 5627

Faseman House
Tile Hill
Faseman Avenue

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