In 2006 Nordic Walking was featured in an article on the front page of the Star Tribune on July 3. There was a tremendous response to the article and in many ways Nordic Walking was born in the Twin Cities on that morning. To date, through programs at Hoigaards, community ed and special community events, we have put poles in the hands of over 300o walkers.
Today the Good Life Section of the Star Tribune had an article on Nordic Walking once again. It’s a follow up article from our Great Lakes Nordic Walkers Open House in May and does a good job of describing the fun and fitness of walking with poles.
We may look like we forgot our skis but for those of us on the inside we know that the poles are the key to the kingdom of fitness for today and the rest of our lives. Thank you to everyone who has walked with me over the past 6 years. It’s been a great joy to walk with all of you!
If you haven’t had a taste of the poles yet, join us for the Taste of Nordic Walking going on at local YMCA’s over the next few weeks. Check out my calendar for times and locations.