The February edition of the Lake Superior Magazine is hot off the press and it features an article by Molly Hoeg about staying true to your fitness resolutions for the new year. Thank you Molly for including information on Nordic Walking as a great way to stay motivated for your daily walk. As we all know, adding poles to your walk makes it more fun, adds an all body rhythm and workout, and gives you the balance and confidence to be out even in the winter.
Winter in Minnesota tends to send Nordic Walkers underground. Although it can be done outdoors all year round the cold and the dark make it difficult to be outdoors. The fun group walks and classes of spring and summer are harder to find. Many of us are seasonal walkers, set Nordic walking aside while taking up poles of another flavor for the winter; cross country, downhill and snowshoeing. Some Nordic Walkers can be found indoors with their poles at local malls and indoor tracks.
Never fear! We are still Nordic Walking and we have great plans for spring and summer.
There will be community ed classes, community events and meetup walks here in the Twin Cities. For those of you on the North Shore we are coming to Duluth and Grand Marais on the weekend of April 19-21. Partnering with the Duluth YMCA, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply and other groups we will be offering free Nordic Walking Tastes, introductory classes and group walk leader clinics. Details are still in the works but we will post times and locations as soon as we can.
Keep checking back for new updates! I hope to see you out there soon.