“Fit!” features Nordic Walking: The Complete Guide to Health Fitness & Fun
Boulder Daily Camera reporter Aimee Heckel wrote twin features about Nordic Walking that appear on the front page of the well-read “Fit!” section. “Walk Like a Scandinavian,” subtitled “Boulder Author Offers Tips on this Increasingly Popular Sport,” features quotes from my book, Nordic Walking: The Complete Guide to Health, Fitness and Fun, and a cover image.
In a companion piece, Heckel selected the free Nordic Walking clinic offered by Fleet Feet Sports as her “Workout of the Week.” For some reason, that piece is not available online, or at least not yet. The class is taught by Lilly Johnson, once an elite runner with the Olympics in her sights, “but had to stop competing four years ago due to a heart condition that left her heart beating too slowly, compounded with a knee injury,” Heckel wrote. Johnson took up Nordic Walking and has now been teaching it for three years.
Heckel’s conclusion about Nordic Walking after the class was, “This might be my new favorite low-impact exercise. Sure, it looks funny. But it was such a simple way to get a great workout without the jarring impact of running.”