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Walking with Nordic Poles

Nordic Pole Walking (NPW) is quite unique in that it provides benefits for everybody, from those with medical problems to the super fit. Whatever your age, fitness level or goal, Nordic Pole Walking is suitable, effective and enjoyable.

It can tone up both the upper and lower part of the body and can burn up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking. It can reduce the pressure on knees and joints and is great for the heart and lungs and is ideal for neck, shoulder and back problems.

Poles propel the walker along, making it easier to move faster than normal without feeling the effort.

There’s no need to wear special exercise clothing, it’s very sociable; participants can chat as they go and it is easy to learn and to keep up.

It combines exercise with nature which has been proven to boost mood.

Guided walks at Naturezones, in Blackwater, last approximately 60-90 mins, 2-4 miles depending upon individual fitness. There is no pressure, and everyone walks at their own pace.

Weekly Guided Walks cost £4 per person. Or £5.50 on Sundays. (only available to those that have registered and done the induction sessions or have previous training and experience).

Poles are also available for hire for £3 per session.

Hattie’s Sundays: Hattie runs sessions from Naturezones on Sundays starting at 10.30am. She also runs an induction/training session once a month.

Tuesday with John: To book a Tuesday with John guided walk, they run 10.30- 12ish.

Annual Registration is £20 (Registration is none refundable). Once you have registered you can book on any of the walks dates as often as you wish. This registration fee covers administration and helps to keep guided walk cost down.

SMALL GROUP SPECIAL Have a fun session with your friends and colleagues. Maximum seven people, includes instruction, warm up exercises, pole hire, 45- 60 min guided walk, light lunch or afternoon tea. At Naturezones Field Study Centre, Blackwater £135.00

TO BOOK: Email angela.hewitt@btclick. com. Suggested start times: 10.30am, 11am, 12.30pm or 1pm. Time duration approximately 2 hrs. UNDER 50s GROUPS ALSO WELCOME This project has been supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and Sovereign Housing and Hampshire Playing Fields Fund.

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