A new class in Nordic Walking has started at the Jubilee Centre. It takes place every Thursday afternoon from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm and costs £3.80 per session.
Here are some questions and answers about our new activity.
Who is Nordic walking suitable for? Nordic walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Our classes are specially designed for people over 50, people with health concerns, and people who wish to improve their fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body.
What equipment do you need? We will supply a pair of Nordic walking poles (which are different to those used for trekking). You will need some decent shoes for walking in and appropriate clothing.
What difference do the poles make? When properly used, the poles take the weight off the knees and lower body joints – this makes you feel lighter on your feet.
What are the health benefits of Nordic walking? Regular Nordic walking can lower your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. Nordic walking, like any other form of exercise, can also be used as part of an exercise programme to lose weight.
Is Nordic walking hard on your joints? Nordic walking is no harder on the joints than walking. It's an activity suitable for those with joint conditions or who may be carrying some extra body weight.
Where will we be walking? We will be walking around the Lido and in the nearby Chesham Woods. You will never be too far from a welcome cup of tea at the end of your session.
Who is the tutor? Diana Askew is our qualified instructor in Nordic Walking.
Places are limited to 13. Please book with Diane or Carol at the Jubilee Centre reception or phone 0161 763 9030