Nordic walking originated in Finland. It is an activity that has measurable benefits. Nordic walking is a healthy activity that uses Nordic walking poles, which are specifically designed for this activity. The instructor will provide the poles free to the class members. Students will learn the Nordic walking technique through a simple step-by-step process. This movement activity is becoming increasingly popular in the Asheville area. The benefits from Nordic walking include increased cardiovascular intake, improved balance and posture, and a new and fun way to be active. Each class will start with a short warm-up followed by a Nordic walk, then a short cool-down. Participants should be able to walk one mile on uneven terrain. Please dress for outdoor weather and wear walking shoes. Recommended text: Nordic Walking: A Total Body Experience. Cost: $15, purchased from the instructor.
Tim Arem (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote the first instructional book on Nordic walking in the United States. He has been a Nordic walking advocate and teacher for eight years.