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Nordic Walking - what's it all about? Featured

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If, like many, you've heard of Nordic Walking but don't know what it's all about, this local course by Gemini Outdoor Adventure will get you in the swing of it.

They run courses in Malmesbury, aimed at teaching you the basic skills required to successfully and effectively Nordic Walk in a safe, enjoyable and fun way.  During a course you will learn about the basic techniques of Nordic Walking; how to warm up and cool down safely and effectively; pole selection and purchasing poles; a brief history of the activity; learn how Nordic Walking can help you get and keep fit; what other activities can Nordic Walking can be used in; and what to do with your newly acquired Nordic Walking skills and knowledge.  If at any time you are unsure of what is being instructed or asked of you, you just need to ask – they know we all learn in different ways!

The Saturday morning session will concentrate on teaching the basic steps, in the afternoon they head out on a short journey, allowing you to use your newly acquired skills with the addition of further techniques being taught, and your own style being honed by the instructor.

There are also ‘hill’ sessions (optional, albeit included in the Course fee, is designed to consolidate your skills and techniques) and will be spent on a local ‘hill day’; during which your skills will develop through practice; also, with the aid of 1-to-1 instruction en route.

During both days there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the scenery whilst rehydrating; with refreshment and comfort stops key to the enjoyment of your Nordic Walking experience.

The course fee of £60 includes full instruction and poles, plus the ‘hill day’ following the course.  Transport & toll costs to/from ‘hill or mountain’ venues, food and drink are not included.

For more info, call Steve Ellis - 07752 567959

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