Nordic Walking for Fitness

Nordic Walking for Fitness

This 3 X 1 hour course is for groups of 3 to 5 people who are moderately to very active and who don't have any major health or mobility problems. Please refer to our monthly course schedule for locations, dates and times.
Full price $150.00 pp Concession price $130.00 pp

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Nordic Walking Course Structure

Our regular courses – for people of average level fitness and above - are comprised of 3 one-hour sessions taught on different days. We teach the skills of Nordic Walking sequentially as there is a lot to learn so each session is different and you will build on your skills across the 3-session course. Where possible we try to have the first and second classes close together as this is when you will learn the critical foundation aspects of Nordic Walking.

In between the second and third lessons you will be provided with a set of loan poles to take home and practice and consolidate the foundation skills. Towards the end of the second class we will do a video analysis of your technique and highlight the aspects of the technique that you need to focus during your practice. You will be provided with the video and resources designed to assist you in becoming a proficient Nordic Walker.

What you will learn in each of the lessons

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4


Good walking posture, ideal arm-swing, how to hold/control the NW pole handles correctly/safely, maintain correct angle of pole behind body, “landing” / “planting” poles on the “sweet spot”.

Power of the Poles

Reviewing and refining foundations from Session 1. plus learning how to propel the body forward by pushing through the straps, fully engaging upper arm and back muscles (and unloading up to 10kg from lower back, hips, knees and ankles). Video analysis of your technique to assist better understanding of the aspects that you need to focus on to achieve mastery.

Putting it all together – taking the next step

Learning the technique for fuller rear arm/pole extension and activating upper back muscles important for good posture, improved heel/toe action & pushing off; engaging calf, hamstrings & gluteal muscles. Learning to gear/speed up to increase cardio work, techniques for walking up and down hills and steps to get most out of the poles while protecting knees.

What happens after you learn to NW with CNW

Capital Nordic Walking is passionate about supporting our local community of Nordic Walkers to help them to stay active and get the most out of their Nordic Walking. One of the joys and benefits of Nordic Walking is that it is wonderful activity to do with others – Nordic Walking in a group is great fun! When you have completed our course and have your own Nordic Walking poles you will be invited to join our free weekly Nordic Walking groups for different fitness and mobility levels. And to make it easier to keep in touch and to help people connect up and NW with others in their area we've set up a private "Members-Only"FaceBook page called Capital Nordic Walkers Connect. We hope that as well as connecting up with other Nordic Walkers you will learn about the many wonderful and beautiful NWing locations in and around Canberra. It will also make it easier for us to let everyone know if there are changes in our walk program or new CNWing events.

Contact Us

In order to gain maximum benefit from Nordic Walking it is important to learn the correct technique from a qualified instructor. Contact us now to start your Nordic Walking journey!

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Capital Nordic Walking, Canberra, Australia

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Capital Nordic Walking
Canberra, Australia