Nordic walking is a great fitness workout for people who are looking for a fun physical activity, convenience and camaraderie. Despite its name, it is not just for those who like to walk, run, or hike. It is for anyone who enjoys activities with highly rhythmic, flowing, powerful movements. Nordic Walking is the perfect exercise for cancer survivors just getting back into fitness after a long absence.
Nordic Walking is performed with specially designed Nordic walking poles (not ski poles or hiking/trekking poles). Compared to walking, Nordic walking can be significantly more effective at strengthening the cardiovascular system and building total-body strength. Because Nordic Walking engages the total body in movement against resistance, the calories burned can be much greater than the calories burned by walking.
Nordic walking is a year-round TSNW program with weekly group Nordic walks.
Time and location
These group walks alternate between the Westside and Eastside every Thursday morning from 10:30 am to 12 noon.
If you are interested in learning to Nordic Walk, please contact our Outreach Manager in the TSNW office at (206) 732-8350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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