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Nordic Walking clinic in Frankfort, MI on Jan 31

Wed, Jan  28, 2009 - By Pete Edwards

The Nordic Walking class will include a brief introduction to Nordic Walking, a demonstration of the American Nordic Walking System’s three basic levels, a review of the many benefits that walking with the perfect length poles and correct technique provide. All participants will be invited to test real Nordic Walking Poles either in the studio and/or outdoors. Real Nordic Walking Poles will also be available for purchase – FREE Nordic Walking DVD included.

Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe – over 6 million Europeans are walking with poles in the cities, in the country and up in the mountains. The FREE Nordic Walking Clinic will be offered at Frankfort’s Studio On Main on Saturday, January 31st at noon - 402 Main Street in Frankfort. Advance reservations appreciated, but not mandatory.

"Studio On Main" offers a full array of Pilates, yoga, dance and fitness classes for all fitness levels (one on one, small group and reformer training is also available by appointment). The FREE Nordic Walking Clinic on January 31st will be hosted by Studio On Main’s Anna Mallien and The American Nordic Walking System’s Pete Edwards.

Anna is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and has been involved in the fitness business for over 25 years. Anna has had the opportunity to help people make positive changes in their lives.

Pete Edwards is the owner/found/coach for The American Nordic Walking and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM – based in Glen Arbor, Michigan. Edwards is a certified ski instructor, Nordic Walking instructor and Licensed Ski Coach. He has been coaching runners and skiers for over 25 years. 

Nordic Walking Benefits:

  1. Nordic Walking burns up to 40% more calories than regular walking.  
  2. Using the perfect length poles posture is improved automatically – without having to think about it. This improved posture also helps to open the airways – often eliminating the need to utilize inhalers for those suffering from Asthma.  
  3. Nordic Walking Poles also help to radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back.  
  4. The 4-Wheel-Drive type action improves balance and stability – even for those that use canes and walkers. Edwards has hosted numerous successful Nordic Walking Clinics for MS, Parkinson’s and Diabetes (Neuropathy) Support Groups.  
  5. Rubber Nordic Walking tips make Nordic Walking doable on pavement and other hard surfaces.  
  6. The metal tips provide traction on trails, the beach, snow and ice.  
  7. Real Nordic Walking Poles are equipped with fingerless glove type straps that eliminate the need to ever grip the poles and maximizing effectiveness and efficiency – making Nordic Walking doable for individuals with arthritis or carpal tunnel.

Perfect length poles help us to automatically walk with a super straight back - better walking posture is biomechanically a good thing. This improved walking posture when combined with the unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action of walking with poles radically reduces the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back. Nordic Walking is low impact and yet provides a highly effective workout - burning more calories and working more muscle groups than regular walking.

Edwards recommends durable one-piece poles that are safer, lighter and much more durable than cheap twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles. Seniors and individuals with balance issues should especially avoid adjustable length poles with twist-locking systems that could fail unexpectedly.

For more information about the FREE Nordic Walking Clinics and to make reservations please contact Anna Mallian at "Studio On Main": 231-383-1885

For more information about the American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM please call: 877-SKIWALKING or 877-754-9255 or email: GETFIT@SKIWALKING.COM

FROM: Pete Edwards - Glen Arbor, Michigan
Contact Phone #: 231-334-3080