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Free BYOB Nordic Walk in Florida Tomorrow

Lindy Speizer Smith with LEKI Nordic Walking poles and a comfy, flattering Skort.

Lindy “Walk With Lindy” Smith has organized a free BYOB walk tomorrow,  at Lakes Park in or near Fort Myers tomorrow, meeting on Saturday January 29 at 9:00 a.m. First, the group will do some of what she calls “my world famous full body warm-ups,” followed by a Nordic Walk to fit all levels of speed. Around 10:00, a.m. after the group walk, Lindy will grab a shelter and sit down, schmooze and have breakfast. BYOB means Bring Your Own Breakfast, but Lindy warns, “If you bring a donut, you have to walk faster and farther!”

If you’re in the area and haven’t yet registered, drop an E-note to walkwithlindy@gmail.com, including your name, beverage choice (coffee, tea or bring your own beverage) and whether you need to borrow demo poles (she has a dozen pairs to lend out — first come, first served).

Nordic Walking “Coach Kit” Tunes Up Technique

Malin Svensson’s package audio workouts, book, poles, pedometer & more

Malin Svensson, a certified international Nordic Walking coach, has assembled several key products into a kit called “My Nordic Walking Coach” to keep Nordic Walkers on track and their technique tuned up. She wears several hats in the Nordic Walking community, the first of which was her LA-based Nordic Walking USA. Malin’s business is no relation to this blog, except similar names and a passion for fitness walking with poles.

She teaches the International Nordic Walking Association technique — born in Europe and imported to the US — that calls for powering through each strike with a straight arm, a definite push with the pole and a slight forward lean. Deviations from the technique can diminish the maximum benefit from the workout, and Svensson’s kit is designed to help combat problems the way a coach would.

The basic standard kit ($147, above)  includes her book called Nordic Walking,  five CDs containing eight workouts, a pedometer, a four-week calendar and a magnet so you have no excuse not to put it on the fridge. Click here to order. The deluxe kit ($295, or $327 with three payments of $109) also includes  pair fixed-length LEKI Platinum poles. Click here to order.