When we’re constantly under pressure, our health will suffer. The human body simply isn’t designed to run on adrenalin or sit in a fixed position at a desk. The human mind isn’t equipped to constantly process high volumes of information. Even allocating an hour a week to getting outside and active can have tremendous benefits for our well-being.

There are many different ways to get active. I’ve found my ideal exercise in Nordic Walking. When the correct technique is learnt, this fast-paced, yet low impact activity promotes whole body fitness. The use of poles and a special walking technique activates 90% of the muscles in the body, whilst you also benefit from being out in the fresh air and natural light.

Certified Nordic Walk Instructor

Having enjoyed taking part in Nordic Walking sessions, I took the decision to train as an NWUK Certified Walk Leader. I’ve since progressed through training to become an affiliated Nordic Walking instructor.

If you are intrigued to find out more, the starting point is to contact your local group (for Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Wendover, Tring, Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas, check out Ridgeway Nordic Walking and Milton Keynes NordicWalking ). They will offer a taster session, for you to give it a go. Are you ready to:Release the tension being held in your body?

  • Improve your posture and the natural movement of your body?
  • Burn calories and start toning your muscles?
  • Enjoy the delights of the Chiltern Hills and beyond in great company?

If you enjoy the taster session, the next step is to take part in a Nordic Walking course. On completion, you’ll receive a Freedom Passport which gives you access to any Nordic Walking UK group. As an instructor, I’m welcoming new members to my weekly sessions in Wendover, Bovingdon and Little Hay.