One of the ways that Nordic walking can grow is by being visible in lots of different venues. Rhea and I took Nordic walking to the South Metro Senior Expo last week at the Eagan Community Center. We had a great time talking with seniors and a variety of senior programs about all the benefits and joys of walking with poles.
Eagan is actually one of the hot spots for Nordic walking.They have beautiful grounds with both paved and turf trails, some gentle hills and even a “killer” hill to really get your heart rate up.Loudi Rivamonte, Senior Program Director, saw the light a few years ago. She bought LEKI poles for the senior center and I did a Nordic Walking Instructor training for the staff and program volunteers that would be leading the groups of walkers. Today they have an active Nordic walking program and poles are a common sight on their trails.
Daily Independent Walking is the easiest prescription for a long and healthy life. Share a walk with a friend, spend a little time outdoors and keep your whole body healthy. Simple? you bet. Nordic Walking can help ensure the strength and confidence to walk everyday for the rest of your life. What are you waiting for?