Come and experience Nordic Walking on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula

Nordic walking, also known as pole walking, is a specific style of walking.


It engages our shoulders and arms as well as our legs to propel ourselves forward. To do so we use specifically designed poles, and have to learn the proper technique.

Nordic walking can be practised anywhere; on the suburban footpath, the local park and the great outdoors.

Anyone can benefit from Nordic walking; from the person who has not been physically active for …a while, to the endurance athlete, and everyone in between. To join a group course you need to be able to walk 400 metres without assistance. If not a tailored course is what you need.

We have certainly learned the definition of “pandemic” in 2020, but a less brutal pandemic of sedentary lifestyle has been creeping up on us for many decades now, creating a multitude of chronic health problems. If Nordic walking can be part of fighting this chronic pandemic, the vision of Nordic Walking Mornington Peninsula will be fulfilled.


Benefits of Nordic Walking


Activates 90% of the body’s muscles


Tones upper and lower body and helps combat osteoporosis


Improves posture and breathing capacity


Increases cardiovascular work by up to 25% compare to walking


Relieves pressure on arthritic joints of the lower body


Develops core stability


Improves balance and coordination


Can be done anytime anywhere

your nordic walking instructors



Teaching Nordic Walking is the logical culmination of the meandering path from Laurence’s youth to now: her love of walking and of the outdoors which started during the summer holidays in the French Pyrenees; her love of sharing her knowledge, that she discovered when she was teaching swimming and water exercise; her love of movement analysis, developed trough more than 30 years as a physical therapist ( myotherapy); her love of empowering people to enhance their own wellbeing.

Laurence was trained by Nordic Walking Australia in 2017.

Is this you?

Is this you?

Many hands make light work

You are yourself a Nordic Walker, you have a background in physical therapy or sport coaching, and you share the vision of empowering people with Nordic Walking.

Free weekly Wednesday morning Nordic Walk

Meet at the Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House, every Wednesday at 9.15am. Open to anyone who has done a proficiency course.

In the near future

A spring course in Mt. Eliza, starting Wednesday 9th of October 2024 at 9.30am. Book here

Starting August 2024 Proficiency Course

  • 4 sessions on 4 consecutive Saturdays 
  • Starting Saturday 24/08, 9.30 to 10.30am, Frankston South  (159 Overport Road, opp. 156)
  • Cost: $84 for the 4 sessions. Poles provided, and available for purchase at the end of the course. Booking here

Technique clinic


  • Dates, time and venue: 15mns after each session of proficiency course, location as advertised
  • Cost: $15 for 45 minutes. No booking necessary.
  • For who: anyone who has previously done a course and would like to refresh and refine their skills.

Tailored Course

Get a group of 2 to 4 people, and have a tailored proficiency course designed for you, at a time and location of your choice. From $ 350.   to register your interest.