Nomen Est Omen, Even in Nordic Walking

Latin proverb suits US Nordic Walking instructor and the Internet makes finding her straighforward

The Latin proverb describes people whose names and professions match. Remember Catch 22, in which Joseph Heller invented an Army officer named Major Major who reached the rank of Major and therefore was Major Major Major? When I lived in New Jersey, there was a dentist in my town named Mark Doktor and therefore was Dr. Doktor. Another real-life nomen est omen individual is Nicole Brule-Walker, a Nordic Walking instructor in a Thirsk, a North Yorkshire community. Thirsk is also the location of the upcoming Fresh Air Festival on July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Brule-Walker will be conducting Nordic Walking demonstations there.

The Internet is quite amazing, isn’t it? I found out where Thirsk is, and I found out that Nicole Brule-Walker is a also rehabilitation therapist and Pilates instructor — and even that she and her husband operate a kennel on their farm. Knowing that she teaches Nordic Walking, I also found her via the Nordic Walking UK website, whose search function enables people to locate specific British instructors by name or find classes (called “tuition” in the UK) by geographic region. Click here for her page on the association’s website.