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9/19/14 3:10 A

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Very neat website - just look at all those active NW. emoticon It's readable in English as well -- just click the UK flag icon at the top right corner and the text should automatically translate to English. Very informative especially for someone like me who has never tried this form of cardio walking. emoticon

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6/1/14 9:55 A

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Song about Nordic Walking in German (with a bit of English thrown in to be "cool"!) :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vdy
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Walking...lalalala....walking.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: ZELLAZM at: 6/1/2014 (09:57)
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5/23/14 8:03 P

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Want to find a Nordic Walking instructor or group in the UK? You can use the class finder of Nordic Walking UK: nordicwalking.co.uk/find

And if you are based in south east London or visiting London for a holiday or break, join us for a walk at Fit and Happy Outdoors! www.fitandhappyoutdoors.com

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12/29/13 1:47 P

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That's very cool, Audrey - that kind of makes us pole-walking cousins or something, doesn't it?

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12/28/13 10:15 A

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Thanks Michelle for posting this - Dr Klaus Schwanbeck is the inspiration behind the Nordic walking Meetup group that I am involved with here in Mississauga. On the tribute announcement page, the second to last picture includes Valerie & Ron walking immediately to Dr S's right. I have met him several times.

The Nordixx web site contains a lot of good information including instructional videos.


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12/28/13 5:26 A

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This is a tribute to the man who started the group I walk with in Florida. He was from Germany, but migrated to Canada. I never got to meet him, but he the group he started in 2006 is still going strong, walking every Saturday morning on the Naples beach. www.nordixx.com/group-locator/nordix
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10/28/13 1:43 P

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In Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Valerie and Ron have a fitness company named Dynamic Strides ( web site is www.dynamicstrides.com). They are doing a lot to introduce Nordic walking to the area including organizing fund raising walks, gaining permission to participate in local 'walk a thon/marathon' events, Meetup groups in a number of cities, currently running a Nordic Walking 'boot camp'. They represent the Nordixx products line.

The numbers of Nordic walkers I see has increased in the last couple of years. Many people I meet ask about 'the poles' but not very many seem to follow through. I learned the technique of Nordic walking when I joined a Meetup Nordic walking group in May of 2011 and continue to walk with the poles - once a week at least but should increase this as it is great exercise.

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And here's a link to a Polish site...Thousands of walkers in a championship 10 K walk!

jeleniagora.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/g
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9/30/13 5:11 A

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There are loads of videos on YouTube about technique etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gi6SibJk
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Unfortunately, many of them (and the one above) are in German, where Nordic Walking actually originated, but some are also in English.

You don't stop doing things because you get old--- you get old because you stop doing things!


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Hi, teamies...I thought it might be fun to have a thread where we can post photos, links and other info about Nordic Walking clubs and events around the world. I know that some of us feel kind of lonely out there, being the weird one with the poles, so here's a chance to prove that we are anything but oddball in our chosen form of healthy exercise.
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Some of my pole-walking buddies recently posted a link on Facebook for a club in Venice, Italy. Wow! It looks like the whole city came out for their event last weekend!
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I don't know much Italian, but I did understand one word on the page right away: PASTAPARTY!!
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But the photos are worth a look at, even if the language is lost on you!

www.nordicwalkinvenice.com/domenica_
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Edited by: ZELLAZM at: 9/29/2013 (07:25)
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