Technique

Forest Versus Trees

Considering what really matters in fitness walking with poles I have been following the impassioned and yet dispiriting discussion on the UK-based Nordic Walking eCommunity about whether Pacer Poles with their unconventional grips can be considered Nordic Walking poles in the broadest sense of the term. Click here if you care to slog through the […]

INWA at 10 Years

INWA at 10 Years

Sea change pending at International Nordic Walking Association The International Nordic Walking Association, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has a convention coming up September 23-26 in Riga, Latvia, and Otepaa, Estonia. From an interested observor’s point of view (that would be me), this convention for Nordic Walking trainers at all levels and other fitness […]

Spring Training for Nordic Walking

Spring Training for Nordic Walking

Guide and instructor training seminars posted on organizations’ websites Spring training starts on April 10. The phrase means one thing in baseball and another thing entirely in Nordic Walking, where spring brings a wave of programs and events, including intro levels to advanced instructor training certification programs in North America. I am going to save myself a lot […]

Nordic Walking Article on About.com

Nordic Walking Article on About.com

New post on popular online walking site includes a poll about poles Wendy Baumgardner (right) has been about.com’s Walking guide since 1996. That doesn’t mean that she conducts shoes-on-the-ground walking trips, but rather that she cyber guides visitors through the forest of information on walking in general. In fact, one of the first links (see […]

Fleet Feet's Nordic Walking Clinic in Boulder

Fleet Feet’s Nordic Walking Clinic in Boulder

Local running store supports Nordic Walking & brought in top trainer as the season finale Boulder’s Fleet Feet Sports is currently the only local retailer supporting Nordic Walking by carrying poles, accessories, my new book and, most important, putting Nordic Walking on its schedule of free group activities . Their free Tuesday evening Nordic Walking […]

Nordic Walking Defined

English Nordic Walking authority “destratifies” technique Is Nordic Walking a sport? A recreational activity? A fitness or physical activity? An “open-air leisure sport,” which in the US would be referred to as an outdoor activity? Malcolm Jarvis, of Nordic Walking Leeds and one of several co-moderators of the UK-based Nordic Walking eGroup, has sorted it […]

A Big Piece of History on YouTube

Tom Rutlin shares his first instructional video I received the following message from Tom Rutlin, the pioneering developer of Exerstrider poles and technique to go with them: “In 1992 I made my first instructional video to distribute along with eachpair of poles I sold. From 1988 until that time, those new to Exerstriding had only […]