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Urban Poling Classes and Clinics

Urban poling (Nordic Walking) provides a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the city of Calgary’s vast and amazing urban pathway system. Nordic walking is a year round activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness abilities.

If you have never experienced the health and fitness benefits that can be achieved by using Nordic Walking Poles, and want to learn the proper technique, watch for upcoming introductory sessions and more advanced clinics.  I have poles available for you to use during your lesson if you do not already own Nordic walking poles.   Poles are also available for purchase after your lesson ($100 – $120)

Quick Start Session – 75 Minutes, $25.00

Come out and discover all you need to know to get started with Nordic walking in one easy 75 minute session.

  • Classes are designed for ALL ages and fitness levels. Class size, 1 -10 students.
  • We will describe the basic technique in this hand’s on class, providing individual feedback as you learn. You will have plenty of opportunity to practice and ask questions.
  • A handout will be provided at the end of the session to remind you of the techniques that you have learned.
  • Throughout the class we will be stopping, starting, chatting and experimenting, so don’t worry, we will not walk for 75 minutes straight!
  • The focus of these small group sessions is proper use of the equipment and proper urban poling/Nordic walking technique. As you learn the skills we will be moving at a slow to moderate pace; once you feel confident, you’ll have the option to walk faster and allow your heart rate to increase.

At the end of the clinic you’ll have all the information you need to use your poles on your own, with friends, and on my Calgary Nordic Walking Meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Nordic-Walking)

Urban poles are available for you to use during your lesson if you do not already own walking poles.   Poles are also available for purchase after your lesson ($100 – $120)

Private / Semi-Private Classes – 60 Minutes, $65.00

Private classes are ideal for people who prefer to learn at their own pace and at a time and at a location that is convenient to them.

  • Private lessons are designed for ALL ages and fitness levels, or can be customized to accommodate your own personal fitness level, health or mobility concerns.
  • A handout will be provided at the end of the session to remind you of the techniques that you have learned.
  • Cost of a private class is $65 total for 1 – 3 people.

Urban poles are available for you to use during your lesson if you do not already own walking poles. Poles are also available for purchase after your lesson ($100 – $120)

Please contact me to make arrangements for your private/semi-private class.

Advanced Nordic Walking 3 Part (60 Minutes Each) Series, $40.00

This 3 part series of classes will take your walk to the next level, increasing your overall fitness level as you go.

  • Pre-requisite: 75 Minute Quick Start Session or Nordic walking experience.
  • Class 1: Review of basic urban poling technique, techniques for walking on variable terrain, and stretching exercises, will include a review of the Quick Session basics; focusing on correcting technique where necessary. We will also learn how to adapt pole walking to steep terrain, snow, ice and gravel, and learn stretching exercises using out poles.
  • Class 2: Improving Technique and upper body strength training, will review of our technique, layering on additional considerations such as the importance of posture, straight arms, head and shoulder placement and breathing awareness. We will also focus on some upper body strength training that can be done using our poles.
  • Class 3: Lower body strength training, and speed intervals, will again start with a review of our technique. We will have some fun with speed intervals, learn double poling, and focus on some lower body strength training that can be done using our poles.

Urban poles are available for you to use during your lesson if you do not already own walking poles. Poles are also available for purchase after your lesson ($100 – $120)

This Advanced 3 Part Series is currently being planned to launch later this year.  Watch the Calgary Nordic Walking Meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Nordic-Walking) for upcoming sessions.