Visitors to local parks may have noticed people walking with what look like ski poles! Nordic walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with over 10 million enthusiasts now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super fit cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer and winter months. At Everybody we have qualified nordic walking instructors to lead you on exciting trails and landscapes. Find out more about the types of courses we offer and how to get started!
NORDIC WALKING FACTS
- It reduces the strain on knees and joints
- It’s suitable for all levels
- It’s great for back, neck and shoulder problems
- Outdoor exercise is proven to have a positive effect on the state of mind
Our Volunteer Nordic walking Leaders Diana and Lorraine have won the Everybody Volunteer of the year award.
Nordic Walking coaches Diana & Lorraine make a huge contribution in providing regular Nordic Walks, people can come along and have a chat with a friendly face, enjoy some nice sights and have a warm drink and chat at the end. Regular walkers are reporting improved fitness levels and real enjoyment of local countryside.
- Diana & Lorraine have provided a walk every week since the end of 2012 for Nordic Walkers.
- They are both now qualified Volunteer Nordic Walking Leaders.
- They have inspired others to do the Nordic walking leaders course
- Between them Diana & Lorraine have now clocked up a massive 587 hours of volunteer Nordic Walking, via taster sessions, technique courses, and regular walks.
Diana & Lorraine are fun characters that have a great relationship with the community and people love attending their walks. The fact that so many people travel across Cheshire East to attend their walks shows that people respect them and the volunteering they do. Not only are they helping get people fit and active but they are also providing a great social service for people to come and feel a part of a group and have fun whilst exercising outdoors!
Christine Dodgeson (Regular Nordic Walker) ” I cannot praise Diana and Lorraine enough for the time, patience and dedication they put into their roles. They make everyone feel welcome, no matter what their ability level, and the walks are well-planned and a fun way to enjoy the countryside and the fresh air whilst gaining the health benefits of exercise”.
Learn to Nordic Walk courses are instructor led with an emphasis on a fun and social way to enjoy the countryside. You must attend both sessions to gain access to all of our regular walks.
The courses costs £25
Our courses are instructor led with an emphasis on a fun and social way to enjoy the countryside. The Learn to Nordic Walk costs £25 but once completed will gain access to all of our Nordic Walks.
Introduction to Nordic Walking & Learn To Nordic Walk 2017
Teggs Nose Country Park, Old Buxton Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP
Wednesday 10th May, Learn to Nordic Walk, 10am – 12.30am (£25)
Carey Park Car Park , Old Warrington Road, off Leicester street, (beyond recycling centre) Northwich CW9 5LH
Friday 12th May, Introduction to Nordic Walking, 10am – 11.30am (Free)
Friday 19th May, Learn to Nordic Walk, 11am – 1pm (£25)
Poynton Park, South Park Drive car park, Poynton, SK12 1BR
Thursday 8th June, Introduction to Nordic Walking, 10am – 11.30am (Free).
Thursday 15th June, Learn to Nordic Walk, 10am – 12.30pm (£25).
On completion of the Learn to Nordic Walk course you will receive a certificate which will allow you to attend any of our Regular Nordic Walks across Cheshire East. (Nordic walking poles will be provided at all courses).
To find out more and to book a place please contact Leisure Development on: email: firstname.lastname@example.org