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Nordic Walking Clinics at Leelanau County Older American Expo

Wed, Jun  10, 2009 - By Pete Edwards

FREE Nordic Walking Lessons will be offered during the Leelanau County Older American Expo at Suttons Bay High School on Tuesday, June 16th from 10am – 2pm. Participants in the free Nordic Walking Classes will have the opportunity to test drive and demo real Nordic Walking Poles.

Walking with Nordic Walking Poles burns more calories than regular walking (up to 40% more calories than regular walking) and Nordic Walking Poles add a tremendous amount of added balance and stability.

Real Nordic Walking Poles will be provided for the Nordic Walking lessons by Pete Edwards of WWW.SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System. His one-piece Nordic Walking Poles are proven to be safer, lighter and much more durable than cheap twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles. Skiers use one-piece poles because they are lighter, stronger and won't collapse unexpectedly. Seniors and individuals with balance issues should also avoid twist-locking and telescopic poles. One-piece poles that are sized correctly are much more dependable and user friendly.

When using the perfect length poles they 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.

Nordic Walking’s winning combination of improved posture, a unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action and shock absorbing benefits are helping many individuals to walk comfortably again. Nordic Walking Poles are helping individuals 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, fibromyalgia, post polio, osteoporosis, stroke recovery, cancer recovery and other limitations to walking. For those that only feel comfortable walking when pushing a shopping cart, Nordic Walking Poles often make fitness walking doable again. Nordic Walking poles are helping thousands of Americans get off the couch, successfully get outside, start walking safely and effectively launch much needed walking campaigns.

For more info call or email Pete Edwards
Phone: 231-334-3080
Email: GETFIT@SKIWALKING.COM