Capital Nordic Walking Proficiency Courses for Fitness and Balance and Mobility

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CANBERRA LOCKDOWN COUNTDOWN!

2021 has been a big year for Capital Nordic Walking. At the start of the year, we had unexpected and widespread National ABC TV and online media coverage at the start of 2021 (you can see it here and ABC National TV Feature Story). Since then, Capital Nordic Walking has been inundated with enquiries and bookings for Nordic Walking lessons - resulting in all our courses being booked out months ahead and getting more and more behind with bookings and enquiries.

Our plan was to stop all new bookings during winter to enable us to work through the backlog of people who have already booked and paid for courses, and to train up new instructors.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has made its way to the ACT and the subsequent lockdown has meant that many of the lessons we had planned for our patiently waiting customers have been pushed back. Under the current COVID lockdown restrictions we are unable to deliver small group or private lessons. We are hoping that by the middle of September restrictions might ease enough for us to start lessons again, however, the nature of this virus makes it difficult to predict what might happen next.

If you would like to lodge an Expression of Interest, please feel free to drop us an email at hello@capitalnordicwalking.com.au or you can use the Get in Touch form on our website.

Thank you for your continued understanding, assistance, and patience.

Warm wishes and good health.

Kristen

 

ABOUT OUR COURSES

Capital Nordic Walking prides itself on providing the highest quality tuition in Nordic Walking based on many years of experience, proven programs, delivered by our highly qualified Instructors. Nordic Walking is more technical than most people realize to learn to do well, get the maximum benefits and avoid injuries. We teach the skills sequentially across our 3 x 1 hour session courses. Our courses take account of your health status and challenges and are carefully designed to ensure that you enjoy learning to Nordic Walking, achieve a high level of proficiency and enjoy maximum benefits.

Good to know - we prefer you not to get your own poles before you do one of our courses - in fact we strongly discourage it!! 

You will use our loan poles throughout your course. It's important that you are certain that you are going to love Nordic Walking, benefit from it and do it regularly before you spend money on your own poles. Also there are many different poles with different features and it's best if you can take your time considering the features and models of poles that are best for you. Length of poles is also critical to good technique and avoiding injury and is not as simple as just using your height as a guide. 

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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DICKSON AUGUST COURSES COMING SOON!

Course comprise 3 x 1 hour sessions taught sequentially. Group Courses require a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum...


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DICKSON AUGUST COURSES COMING SOON!

Course comprise 3 x 1 hour sessions taught sequentially. Group Courses require a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum...


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MAWSON AUGUST COURSES COMING SOON!

Course comprise 3 x 1 hour sessions taught sequentially. Group Courses require a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum...


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This 3 x 1 hour course is for 2 to 3 people with balance or mobility challenges, pain, or energy deficits who find it difficult to walk easily or far, including people with joint pain, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue and people going through treatment for cancer. Course location, dates and times to be organised at the time of booking.
Full price $150.00 pp Concession $130.00 pp
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Course - NW for balance & Mobility

This 3 x 1 hour course is for 2 to 3 people with balance or mobility challenges, pain, or energy...


$150.00
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This 3 X 1 hour course is for ready-made groups of 3 to 5 people (friends, family, colleagues) who want to learn to Nordic Walking together and are moderately to very active and who don't have any major health or mobility problems. Course location, dates and times to be organised at the time of booking.
Full price $150.00 pp Concession price $130.00 pp
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Group NW Course

This 3 X 1 hour course is for ready-made groups of 3 to 6 people (friends, family, colleagues) who want...


$150.00
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This 3 X 1 hour course is for 2 people only who want to learn to Nordic Walk together and are moderately to very active and who don't have any major health or mobility problems. Course location, dates and times to be organised at the time of booking.
Full price $180.00 pp Concession price $160.00 pp
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Couples/Friends/Mates Course

This 3 X 1 hour course is for 2 people only, who want to learn to Nordic Walk together.  This...


$180.00
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This course is for people who prefer to learn to Nordic Walk on their own. The Private Nordic Walking for Fitness Course and Private Nordic Walking for Balance and Mobility are both 3 X 1 hour courses. Full price $300.00 per hour. Concession price $255.00 for the 3 session private course. Course location, dates and times to be organised at the time of booking.
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NW STRONG (Stength Workout)

Age-related muscle loss, called sarcopenia, is a natural part of aging - but can be prevented.  Less muscle means greater...


$175.00
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NW Bush (NW on bush tracks)

Improve your enjoyment and skills for Nordic Walking on uneven gravel forest trails through this terrific tailor-made course for one...


$175.00
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NW Lift Your Game! (You decide the focus for each session)

This terrific tailor-made packages is for Nordic Walking graduates (one or two people) who need some extra support to get...


$175.00
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NW Technique Review and Correction One off Session - Standard 1 hour

This course (for one or two people) is for Nordic Walkers who have completed an Introductory Nordic Walking Proficiency Course. ...


$90.00 per course
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Private NW course for fitness

This course is for people who prefer to learn to Nordic Walk on their own. The Private Nordic Walking for...


$300.00
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Private NW for balance & mobility Assessment & initial lesson

This course is for people who prefer to learn to Nordic Walk on their own. The Private Nordic Walking for...


$100.00
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NW Technique Review and Correction Sessions - 2 X 1 hour

This course (for one or two people) is for Nordic Walkers who have completed an Introductory Nordic Walking Proficiency Course. ...


$175.00 per course
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Private NW course for balance & mobility

This course is for people who prefer to learn to Nordic Walk on their own. The Private Nordic Walking for...


$300.00
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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

Foundations

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.

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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