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Nordic Walking clinic in Traverse City on March 25

Thu, Mar  19, 2009 - By Pete Edwards

Walking with special hiking poles (Nordic Walking Poles) is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe and free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics are coming to Traverse City's Bay Ridge Retirement Community’s 2nd Annual Senior Health And Wellness Fair. The Health And Wellness Fair is open to the public and there will be free Nordic Walking Clinics and free Nordic Walking pole demos. The Health And Wellness Fair runs from 10am-2pm on Wednesday, March 25th.

Participants will learn about the many benefits of walking with real Nordic Walking Poles. Participants will also have the opportunity to demo real Nordic Walking Poles that will be sized specifically to each individual's height - all sizes will be available to test drive. These one-piece poles prove to be safer, lighter and much more durable than cheap twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles.

The Nordic Walking Clinics and Nordic Walking Poles demos will be provided by Glen Arbor, Michigan's Pete Edwards - owner/founder/coach of the American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking.com. Edwards has hosted hundreds of Nordic Walking clinics and has introduced thousands of Americans to the many benefits of Nordic Walking Poles.

Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe. Over 7 million Europeans are walking with poles - in the city, in the country and up in the mountains. Walking with poles helps to burn more calories than regular walking, improves balance/stability, radically reduces the stress to the weight bearing joints and provides a workout for your upper body by engaging your arms and legs – a lot like cross country skiing.

Nordic Walking’s winning combination of improved posture, unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action and the shock absorbing benefits of the poles help many individuals to walk comfortably again - even those with balance issues, knee issues or new knees, hip issues or new hips, back issues (including those with rods in their back), weight issues, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's (PD), neuropathy, arthritis, bursitis, scoliosis, lumbar stenosis post polio, osteoporosis and other limitations to walking. Nordic Walking poles are helping thousands of Americans get off the couch, successfully get outside, experience better balance and effectively launch much needed walking campaigns.

Individuals that use canes and/or walkers often find that Nordic Walking Poles are much more comfortable and stable than their cane or walker. Individuals that find pushing a shopping cart comfortable find that Nordic Walking poles provide even more support and much improved balance, stability and versatility.
From a fitness standpoint, walking with the correct length poles and proper technique can burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking.

Real Nordic Walking Poles are equipped with comfortable fingerless glove type straps, durable metal tips (for use on trails, the beach, snow and ice) and special rubber tips that are removable and designed for use on pavement and other hard surfaces. All poles from SkiWalking.com and The American Nordic Walking System are equipped with patented straps (patented by the Salomon Ski Company).

The Village at Bay Ridge is located at 3850 Scenic Ridge (off Silver Lake Road) and is an independent living senior community offering exceptional quality, services and affordability.

Contact Information
Pete Edwards
Owner/Founder/Coach - American Nordic Walking System and www.SkiWalking.com
Toll Free: 877-SKIWALKING or 877-754-9255
getfit@SkiWalking.com
http://www.SkiWalking.com
http://nordicwalkingusa.blogspot.com
http://www.swixnordicwalking.com
http://nordicsportsusa.blogspot.com