Come and experience Nordic Walking on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula

Nordic 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.

Nordic Walking Mornington Peninsula is not a bush walking club. We will teach you to Nordic walk through our proficiency course, we will guide you on which poles are best for you, and then you and your poles may decide to be active members of a walking club.

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

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Activates 90% of the body’s muscles

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Tones upper and lower body and helps combat osteoporosis

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Improves posture and breathing capacity

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Increases cardiovascular work by up to 25% compare to walking

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Relieves pressure on arthritic joints of the lower body

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Develops core stability

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Improves balance and coordination

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Can be done anytime anywhere

your nordic walking instructors

Laurence

Laurence

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 became a Nordic Walking instructor in 2017, and is a professional member of Nordic Academy Australia.

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.

Our Courses and Programs

Sunset 2021 Nordic Walking proficiency course

Starting Monday 23rd of August, at 5pm.                Over 4 consecutive weeks. $75.  Seaford.                        Email us to register your interest.

 Postponed

Spring 2021 Nordic Walking proficiency course

Over 4 weeks, 4 sessions of 1 hour each.
Starting Wednesday 13th of October 2021, at 9.30am.
$75.00, poles provided.

Register through Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House  Tel:9787-8160

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.

Tailored Course

Get a group of 2 to 4 people, and have a tailored proficiency course designed for you. From $ 300.

Email us to register your interest.