Another great training session at Wallington. This time Martin took the training, as he had recently qualified as a Nordic Walking instructor, Julie was on hand as well. We started in the Visitors Centre by introducing Strolls with Poles and Nordic Walking in general.
Once everyone was kitted out with poles, we headed round to the courtyard. While walking round we held our poles to watch for arm movement. Not everyone moves their arms when walking but it is essential in Nordic Walking. Something that we work on in training.
We started training in the courtyard at Wallington. Although everyone got the technique easily, we quickly identified what to work on during the walk. The walk is always the best place to hone the technique, as people stop thinking about it here.
The walk was lovely, as usual. The weather was great and the stepping stones were out of the water, so were safe to use. We continued on, following the river and working on technique. Everyone agreed that the poles did benefit them, especially on the hill towards the end off the walk.
After a short cool down, we all visited the Wallington Clocktower Cafe to round off the day. As usual, lunch was lovely.
Good to meet everyone and we hope to see you again.
Julie & Martin
Strolls with poles – Nordic Walking for Fun and Fitness