nordic walking


Nordic Walking

Venue to be advised by instructor according to conditions

Tuesday 10.30am - 11.30pm (Fitness)

Friday 3.30pm - 4.30pm

See the schedule for all class timings and to make your booking.



Nordic Walking is an enhancement of ordinary walking, using poles in order to add two major benefits to walking:

- The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs.

- The poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!

- Nordic walking not only improves your fitness but is a good way to meet new people.


BBC's Mike Bushell gave it a go with Nordic Walking UK in the Purbeck Hills. Check out his video here:


Philippa Porritt, of Nordic Walking UK, says participants burn 20-40% more calories than normal walking. Find out more here:


The Fitness session on Tuesday will be more of a cardio session with the focus on getting the heart rate up.


Martine is also planning on starting walks for those that are less mobile - please watch this space to keep posted.


*From October 2018 Nordic Walking will no longer be part of the Better Body Club payment scheme and walks will be bookable via the Nordic Walking UK website. This is because Martine has become a Brand Ambassador for Nordic Walking UK and the upside is everyone who completes the training with her will be issued with a Nordic Walking UK passport which then allows you to join other walks all over the UK. Please call Martine on 07933 289342 for more information or to book your taster session.


This class is taught by Martine.