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What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking is a low-impact total body exercise. It is a specific fitness technique and not simply walking with poles like trekking or hiking. U...

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Isn't it just hiking?

Nordic Walking and Hiking are quite different to each other; the poles are designed differently; the purpose for using the poles is different - as ...

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Who can do it?

Nordic Walking is a safe and highly effective form of exercise for everyone. Anyone, any age, who can walk can Nordic Walk. Even dogs can do it!! F...

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Where can you Nordic Walk?

Anywhere that you can and enjoy walking – you can Nordic Walk – urban street pathways, cycle-ways, sports fields, dirt roads, mountains, and beache...

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Do I need the special poles to start?

You will need to use Nordic Walking poles which are different to hiking or trekking poles. Capital Nordic Walking encourages people not to buy the...

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Do I really need lessons?

Absolutely! If you really want to develop a great Nordic Walk technique and get the maximum benefits.
The truth is that you don’t need lessons ...

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I’ve never heard of Nordic Walking. Is it popular?

Nordic Walking is just starting to take off in Australia but it has been very popular in Europe and America for many years. In Germany and Austria ...

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What are the benefits of Nordic Walking?

When Nordic Walking poles are used correctly you end up harnessing the power of the upper body muscles which helps to tone the upper body and impro...

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Develops core stability and strength? Really? How?

Each time you apply pressure through the Nordic Walking pole wrist strap - with a long extended arm - the action causes a contraction of the core m...

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Can Nordic Walking be used for cross-training for athletes?

Nordic Walking is an ideal cross-training exercise for sports competitors at all levels. Using Nordic Walking poles to walk, bound or run athletes ...

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Can people with health conditions like diabetes or Parkinson’s Disease or others needing rehabilitation Nordic walk?

Nordic Walking has been proven to be very effective in assisting people with a range of health conditions. Nordic Walking is an effective rehabilit...

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What are Nordic Walking poles like and how do they differ from hiking poles?

Nordic Walking and hiking poles are used for different purposes so they are designed differently, are used with a different technique and give diff...

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Why do I need special lessons to learn how to Nordic Walk properly?

Learning to Nordic Walk is a bit like learning to ride a bike. The first few times it can feel a bit strange. But once you’ve mastered it, it feels...

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What credentials do you have to teach Nordic Walking?

Kristen Pratt, Founding Director of Capital Nordic Walking is a qualified Occupational Therapist and a certified Nordic Walking Instructor with NWU...

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Have any health organisations recognised Nordic Walking?

The United Kingdom National Health Service recognises Nordic Walking as a highly effective form of physical exercise and Public Health England form...

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Where can I get lessons and how much do they cost?

Capital Nordic Walking provides a range of course options including Nordic Walking for Fitness and Nordic Walking for Balance and Mobility.

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How do I choose suitable Nordic Walking poles?

Choosing a quality and correctly sized pair of poles is extremely important, so seeking advice is strongly recommended. Consider your budget but d...

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Is Nordic Walking a group or individual fitness activity?

One of the great things about Nordic Walking is that it is something that can be done and enjoyed individually or as a group activity. Some people ...

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Are there groups of people Nordic Walking in Canberra?

A popular way to enjoy Nordic Walking is to join up with other people so that you can chat and enjoy your workout and the scenery together. Capita...

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About Kristen

Founder of Capital Nordic Walking

Kristen discovered Nordic Walking in 2011 whilst living in Switzerland and working with the World Health Organisation's Disability and Rehabilitation team. After trying it out and realising its enormous benefits, Kristen completed a comprehensive, Government Certified Instructor course with NWUK. She is a qualified Occupational Therapist and certified Nordic Walking Instructor with Nordic Walking UK, the Nordic Academy and the International Nordic Walking Federation (Australia) (INWA)."

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Capital Nordic Walking Course Options

Check out our course options to find a course that matches your needs in terms your fitness, reasons for taking up Nordic Walking, and your budget. We have courses for people who fit and active, those with balance and mobility challenges, people who'd like to do the course with a friend or partner, or privately on their own. There's something for everyone!
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