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Hello I live in Burnaby near Vancouver, BC. I had my second session of Nordic Walking training yesterday, and am really enjoying it. I have registered for our local 10K Vancouver Sun Run, Canada's biggest community run, which is something new for me. I walked around my neighbourhood last Friday and it was great. I think it is going to be a good way of exercising for me along with swimming.

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Welcome, Katie! I think you'll find the poles are a good investment!

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That sounds great, Katie. I'm sure your daughter will enjoy exercising with Mommy!
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I don't have my poles yet, but I've been asking for them for over a year. (I may have to take matters into my own hands.) I have visions of walking around my 'hood with my poles in my hands and my daughter strapped to my chest!

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Welcome to the team, SpiralWriter!

Wow, 4-5 times a week is great. I'm happy if I get to go NW twice a week and it's usually just once a week on Saturdays these days!

And it's super that you have your husband to NW with and to encourage you on your weight loss journey!

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Yes - don't hibernate! We got a good dump of snow the past few days. It's a tougher workout going through the snow, but so beautiful. Can't wait for the weekend to get out in the forest with the snowshoes and sled dogs!

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Thanks for welcoming me to the team!

Sounds like you all are very active NW'ers. Go you! emoticon

I feel all guilty and idle here while I'm
"hibernating"! I look forward to a nice frosty and clear weekend, when I can get my poles out for a walk again.
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Hi all,

DH and I have been doing Nordic Walking/Exerstriding, whatever you want to call it, for a couple of months now. We decided to test it out with the cheap poles from WalMart, and they seem to be working out really well. We've use them hiking on trails in town and for a couple of tough hikes, including one to the highest point in Virginia over Thanksgiving weekend. I'd say we're doing it 4 or 5 times a week, hoping the weather will stay tolerable.

I've found the workout is great in so many ways! I can tell I'm using my shoulders and arms a lot more. And yes, the cheap poles have held up great for balancing on slick or steep trails too.

Glad to find folks who won't wonder what we're doing without snow on the ground!

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Poles aren't as widely available in the States...

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Welcome, Esther - nice to see you here! It sounds like you may be the most experienced of us all at Nordic walking, so we'll look forward to your tips!

I'm looking forward to another good tour on Saturday. Then, Sunday at the latest, I have to decide whether to take my poles to Florida or not! Sternenfee says yes, but I'm thinking I may just try to borrow or pick up a pair when I get there. We'll see how the packing goes!

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Welcome Ester! I have a couple of Alaskan Husky's and they go nuts when the poles come out too. Especially if I then drive the van up to the house (to load them in). And they bark and whine all the way to the forest.

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Hi there!

My name is Esther, and I have been Nordic Walking for 3-4 years now.

I watched a program on TV about it, searched the net, and went down and bought me a set of poles.

I love Nordic Walking - though I rarely do it during the winter. I come home too late after work to do any outdoor exercise. We live in the country and have no streetlights, so it's too dark when I come home at 6 PM.
But come spring, you'll see me NW'ing again - mostly accompanied by our dogs. Whenever the dogs see me handling the poles, they go crazy. They love joining me on my walks.
I mostly walk across our own fields. Only when the soil is too wet, I walk on the street.

Looking forward to talk to you!

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Coloradogirl,

I have family in Littleton, CO and have also spent a few days with my Mom on a cross country trip once in Aspen and Vail. I will never forget the experience we had driving into Aspen... the Aspen trees were blooming a golden yellow and it was as if I had driven into Wonderland -- the gold absolutely lit up the sky. It was breathtakingly beautiful.

There are a lot of English language websites out there that promote and discuss Nordic Walking. If you are looking for technique tips, just google it!



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Thank you DietColaLola and ZellaZM for the kind welcome and encouraging words! I'm so happy to have found this team! There are many wonderful places to walk here - it is so beautiful, too.

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Welcome to the team, ColoradoGirl!

You may be the only one around your neighborhood now, but maybe you'll be the big trendsetter!

I can imagine that you have some great places for walking and hiking where you live - enjoy!

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We are so very glad to have you onboard! Welcome to the team. A couple of us are in Europe where Nordic Walking got started and where it is VERY popular. I'm pleased that we can do our part to spread the word to the USA (being an American myself)! Any Colorado seems like it would be the perfect place for Nordic Walking.

Good luck and enjoy!

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I just happened on this team and was so excited. I read about Nordic Walking in a magazine this summer, bought poles, found an example on a website, and started out. (Only person around so far). The first few times I did it completely wrong! LOL Now, with added information I think I'm on the right track. Your information has been terrific. Thank you!

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Yes - those deer hunters are wacky! I tie bandanas on my dogs when we go out during deer season...

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Welcome, Chris! I saw your post in Weekly Strides and think it's great that you want to go Nordic walking 5 times a week! You'll be burning tons of calories!

I'm in Germany where Nordic walking is really popular: I'm not much of one to follow "fads", but I tried this one and now I'm hooked.


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Welcome, DEMURALIST! As you can see I just started Nordic Walking also. No classes here so I used the video that SparkPeople referred to plus did a search on Nordic Walking and found other sites with tips. I am really enjoying it and look forward to getting out every day. Just couldn't today as it is the first day of deer hunting season and I live in the country. Makes me nervous enough hearing all the shooting in the fields and woods around my house, let alone going out on the road walking. Also, just got a heart rate monitor that calculates calories burned so I would know how many I am burning. What a difference compared to walking!

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Welcome! I'm in a small town in Alaska and for sure no one else knows anything about Nordic walking and there's no NW poles. So I'm self-taught and using a pair of hiking poles from WalMart! Works just fine, and I look forward to it every day. Good luck!

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Hello!

I recently read the Spark article on Nordic Walking. I am a walker, but have gotten to where my hips would ache whenever I walked fast enough to feel like I was working out.

Bought myself a pair of sticks and viewed the Spark video several times. Then tried it yesterday and today! Love it! Doing about 3 1/2 miles in 50 minutes.

I can feel muscles that you don't think about when you're walking normally.

I will continue to drop in here to pick up tips and tricks to make sure I am keeping a proper form. There are no classes that I have found, but will keep looking.

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WELCOME Compusew!

If you look at some of the older posts in our team boards, there are some general tips.

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email me or post them here.

GREAT to have you!

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I've just joined the team in anticipation of getting my poles. They should be here in a few days. I first saw nordic walking in TX when a woman in the rv resort we were at was using the poles. Lately I had been thinking about it as I have been walking 5 miles much easier these days. Not as challenging. Sparkpeople sent an e-mail article about nordic walking and that got me to make the decision. Bought the poles on line last night. Any pointers you folks have will be greatly appreciated.

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Zello,

Now don't laugh... I lived in Munich for years and left it to come to Wuppertal! (Most people think I am crazy for doing this!). But when you're in love, anywhere is a great place to be and actually Wuppertal turned out to be much better than its reputation.

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Hi, again, Deb

I live in a small town near Stuttgart. We are basically on the edge of the Schwäbische Alb. Great for NW - rolling hills and fruit orchards. I can be in the woods in a couple of minutes.

My first home in Germany was Kaiserslautern, then 10 years in Karlsruhe before I moved to this area.

Nice to meet an American who's been in Germany even longer than I have!

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Zellazm,

Welcome aboard! You're right! Craig is a fantastic recruiter. I don't think we would have more than 2 members (he and I) if it weren't for his efforts. Thanks Craig!!

Are you in Munich? I lived my first 18 years in Germany in Bavaria -- in Munich and Kaufbeuren. But then I met this terrific guy who lived in NRW. Well, you know how it is... home is where the heart is. I've lived up here for 10 years now. In the meantime, I've lived longer in Germany than I ever did in the USA.

I also love the elliptical and treadmill. I have my own elliptical at home but once in a while I walk oon the treadmill if I do a "Tageskarte" (daily pass) at one of our fitness centers in town.

I nordic walk twice a week at least, sometimes three times but I also expect that to drop a bit now that summer is ending. I would like to keep it up at least once a week through the winter though.

Welcome to our team! Great to have you with us! Wunderschoen!! emoticon

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Hi, and thanks for the invitation, Craigemoen! You're quite a recruiter!

~~~~~~waving to Lois~~~~~who I met in the same other team that was apparently abandoned by its leader. Glad to see you're still around, but sorry to hear about your injury!

DCL, I'm another US American living in Germany!

A friend from church is a NW instructor and I took a course from her a couple of years ago. Since then, a group of us, including the instructor, has been meeting once a week on most Saturdays, rain or shine. I've tried to get out at least one other day a week, but that will probably be curtailed now that the summer is over. I also work out at the gym, usually twice a week where I mostly use the elliptical and treadmill.

Look forward to getting to know you all, but it's time to hit the hay now!

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emoticon Earlylois and Sternenfee!!!

I have been a bit AWOL from SparkPeople lately as I have had a lot to do at the office (which is where I do most of my Sparking) and have been out there Nordic Walking as much as possible.

I'd like to welcome you to the team! I haven't abandoned the team -- just been really busy.

Lois, I absolutely ADORE my Westie and this afternoon I am taking her with me Nordic Walking for the first time. Since you had a Westie, you know how they like to run after anything that moves, so I have been afraid to take her off-leash. I found a sort of belt/leash contraption and will use this with her today. I hope she enjoys it. I walk with a group and we walk exclusively in parks.

Sternenfee -- Herzlich Wilkommen! Ich bin genau das Gegenteil von Dir! Ich bin Amerikanerin aber wohne in Deutschland! Gut noch eine deutsch-sprachige zu treffen. *freu*

That was a German welcome for Sternenfee... For all the rest, I'm glad to be back posting but may disappear for a few days soon again. I have to go to a trade show in Leipzig at the end of the month and then I'm in Chicago visiting a customer at the beginning of October (but only for a few days, sadly).

I had my Nordic Walking event and it was spectacular! We had sooo much fun and got lots of freebies from the sponsors, including a nylon sack for carrying the poles in.

Lois, hope you get a clean bill of health from your doctor! I broke my shoulder last year so I know how painful shoulder injuries are (which was one of the reasons I took up Nordic Walking in the first place - to rebuild the shoulder).

Enjoy the team and your walking!

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Hi,
Thanks to Craig for inviting me to join this team. I am also a member of another similar SparkTeam, but they have been inactive or abandoned by the leader. Anyway, here I am.
Dietcola, I knew I HAD to join this team when I saw your Westie! I had a lovely Westie (Molly)for over 12 years before we lost her. She was a joy! She's been gone, but definitely not forgotten, for almost 5 years and I still miss her.
I've been doing my "exerstriding" in our township park. I got tired of breathing the fumes from the passing vehicles. It's quiet and besides a few other walkers, there's just the deer, wild turkey, and wild geese.
I'm 62 years old and retired. I'm a Lifetime Weight Watcher member and am determined to stay an "After".
Right now, I have a shoulder sprain and have backed off on both the walking poles and my bicycle until I see the orthopedic doctor on Thursday for an evaluation. Hopefully I won't have to wear a sling. But, if I do, I'll follow the doctor's orders. I just want to get better and get back to my program.
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Hey Deb, I found a bunch of SparkPeople interested in nordic walking! Haven't heard from you for while. Have you been on holiday?

The mile and a half (nordic) walk to work took me 45 minutes when I started out. Now it down to 30 minutes! At first I was pretty much trading muscle for fat, but I think soon more pounds will be coming off.

We'll be south of you in Venice in less than two weeks! Our first cruise! And our poles telescope down so they fit in the suitcase so we can stay active. We'll be in Greece and Turkey also.

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emoticon new team members!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sorry I didn't get a chance to welcome you sooner but I have been on vacation (yes, also Nordic Walking) for about the last two weeks.

I'm so happy to see that our group has grown and also to see that some of you are new to the sport and others have a bit more experience. I hope you all get a chance to just get out there and go for it.

It is GREAT to take a course but Nordic Walking is so easy that taking a course isn't really mandatory. You should read up on it though to make sure your form isn't entirely wrong.

I'm so glad you joined! Good luck with your strides!

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You guys are experienced pros then! Thanks for joining the team!

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My wife and I started Nordic Walking about three weeks ago. We had been training for a hiking trip we made to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons (we had a fantastic time) and wanted to continue the regimen and wanted to add something to it.

After researching quite a bit, we decided on Nordic Walking. It's great!!! We love the workout and it is actually something that we look forward to at the end of the day.

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I found some adjustable poles for $11 each at Wal-Mart. Brand is SwissGear, like the Swiss army knife. Really cheap compared to ones I've seen online. Of course you could actually make your own out of a stick the right length, but then folks wouldn't know you were engaged in a "sport", and maybe you just need to carry two sticks to keep from falling over! Alaska is a neat place, and most of it is still underdeveloped. Ketchikan is the 4th largest "city" and there's maybe 14,000 people on the island. It's as big as the whole midsection of the lower 48 states, so a lot of variety from one place to the next. We lived in the coldest location and now we're in a temperate rain forest and there's lots of fishing. Lots of natural beauty.

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can you tell me where i can buy nordic walking? and how do you like living in alaska.

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hi, my name is miss kippy and i would like to use nordic walking because i have heard so much about it. can you tell me where i can find those?

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It'll have to be on my own - we live on an island in southeast Alaska!

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It is, have a good look on the internet - maybe you can find one. Failing that I don't know how much it costs to train to teach it over there, but appaently it was only £250 to do a 2 day course to be an instructor - maybe you couls start your own class - or persuade a fitness teacher you know that they need to add it to their repertoire!



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Thanks for the tips. Sure would be fun to actually be in a class!

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Hi Craig

As you plant the sticks in the ground and move forward, you will swing your shoulders much more than when you walk naturally. The exercise was to get us to really notcie haow that worked and get us to exaggerate the swing.

The other main thing that we've been practasing was to move your hand behind the hip as you push forward and to open your hand as you do it, so that you are sort of using the strap, rather than the handle to keep hold of teh stick.
This link explains it better tahn me!
http://www.nordicwalking.co.uk/about/tec
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Just doing it on my own. I'd never heard of it before. What's the swinging arms part?

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I'd seen something in the internet a year or so ago, but didn't really know how to get started and did nothing about it. A friend of mine went to a free intorductory session and told me about it, so off I went!!!

I'm not someone who finds exercise easy - have never found anything that really "does it for me", but came home glowing. My partner, Guy, said he hadn't seen me looking so radiant in ages - so it seemed worth giving the six week course a go - even though it was a bit expensive!

There's usually between 6 - 8 of us and we've just been going to some where local each week. I live in Leeds, Engalnd and it's got loads of parks and canalside walks all around the city.

I've definately found that I prefer walking on off road ground with the spike rather than on a harder surface with the feet on the poles and most of the others have too.

Yesterday was an hour and a bit through some woods, along the canal, round a bit of park, up a hill through woods and some more park type stuff.

We stopped at one point to do an exrcise without the poles where you walk in pairs one behind the other. teh front person had to walk swinging their hands and the person behind had to try to "clap" the hands ofthe fornt person as they swung behind. It was all about making sure that you swing your sholders properly. Very funny to watch - especially fro a group of teenagers who walked past - we got loads of comments! All in good fun though!

It's good to find other people to talk to about it who are just starting out. I'm not a big one for message boards - haven't used one in ages, but this could be intersting

How have you learnt, just off a website or have you got a video or something?

Please excuse my spelling in this and all further posts - I tend to try to type as fast as I think and then never read things back, so you may get gibberish at times!!

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Our team just grew by 50%! If there hadn't been this team on SparkPeople I wouldn't have ever known about it. I found adjustable poles at WalMart for $11 each. Pretty cheap compared to what I've seen online. Someone's making a bundle on those. Since you're actually taking a class, I'm hoping you can share some pointers. Welcome!

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Wow Deborah - that was fast - thanks

Have a great holiday!

Hopefully by the time you get back, I'll have my own poles!!

Hello Craig - I see from your messages that you are fairly new to this Nordic Walking thing too!

Right I've spent too long on the computer and am off to so something more productive!!

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Lou,

Welcome to the Team! Great to have you on board!!
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I'm not so sure what to use as a cardio exercise here if you are logging your Nordic Walking sessions. I wear a heartrate monitor which also counts calories burned, so I generally add my sessions manually.

You might want to use one of the fastest walking speeds (11 miles per hour or so).

I wanted to be sure to welcome you right away because I'm off on vacation tomorrow for 10 days and may not be able to post while I'm away.

There is a very nice fellow, Craig, who is also a member of the team. You might want to post a few messages to him!

Keep up the spirit!

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Hi

I'm Lou, I've been Nordic Walking for 6 whole weeks now and love it. Just about to get my own poles - waiting for the rest of the class to decide what they want (discount the more of us that buy!)

What do you suggest selcting for cardic exercise for it to calculate the right calories??)

Thanks

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Craig, WELCOME!

Nordic walking is walking with poles (sort of like ski poles but specially designed for walking). It really works up a sweat and gets your heart beating but without feeling like you ran a marathon.

To learn more about nordic walking check out this website:

http://www.nordicwalkingusa.com/

Maybe it does help being Norwegian!
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Glad to have you in the team!
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I've been with Spark for a relatively short time, but have realized I need to do more than diet to lose weight. What is nordic walking? Does it help to be Norwegian? In Ketchikan Alaska we have lots of good hills and forests to hike through. It would be an interesting and natural activity, even though you'd probably be walking in the rain about 25% or more of the time.
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If you are new to this team, introduce yourself. Let us know if you are new to Nordic Walking or a seasoned expert!

Where do you walk? How often?

Let us know who you are!

Keep on truckin'
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