Spring Classes in Minnesota

Greetings fellow Nordic Walkers!

It’s that time of great anticipation for spring and Nordic Walking!

I thought it might be easier for everyone if we had a list of classes and walking groups coming up in communities all over the Twin Cities and Beyond this year. I’m excited about all that are listed for this year and know that I still don’t have all of them. It’s hard to get all the links to work, my apologies, but there are contacts and locations and phone numbers for any that don’t have registration links yet. You can call the Community Ed or Parks and Recreation program listed and get into any class below.  My classes and walks are also on my website under upcoming events. 

CLASSES led by Linda Lemke

Sauk Rapids/Rice Community Ed 12,19,26  6pm 3 part class   320-253-7237
Whitney Senior Center, St Cloud  14  11am  Intro 320-255-7245
St Anthony-New Brighton CE 25 & 5/2 10:30am 2 part class 612-706-1166
Sartell-St Stephens CE 25 & 5/2 6pm 3 part class 320-258-7331

Whitney Senior Center, St Cloud MN 12th 11am Intro 320-255-7245
Fridley CE  13,20  10:30am 2 part class 763-502-5100
Big Lake Taste of Nordic Walking 23  6pm 763-262-2523

Northfield Community Ed 8th  10:30am Intro  507-664-3649
Big Lake Community Ed 13,20,27  11am  3 part class 763-262-2523
New London-Spicer Community Ed  22,29  10am  2 part class 320-354-1406
Maple Grove Park and Rec Beyond the Basics  16,23

Thursdays May 5-June 23  9am-10am

EDINA Senior Center classes taught by Donna Tilsner

FlatRock Adventures Nordic Walking classes taught by Kay Okey on the east side of the Twin Cities

GOLDEN VALLEY Park and Rec  and Hopkins Activity Center classes taught by Sandy Werts

Minneapolis North East Park Fitness workshop Active KidsJuly 11 10am

Maple Grove Park and Rec  page 34Book your own private intro with Nordic Walking Trainer Sher Monfore-Elliot and then join one of 3 Nordic Walking groups depending on your interest and fitness level.

St Louis Park CE May 17 or June 14 10am  Taught by Donna Tilsner

Hudson YMCA ongoing classes and walking group


for anyone who would like to share Nordic walking with family and friends or their community!

April 30, 9am-noon  Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina                 registration lindamlemke@lindalemke

May 4 9am-noon  Maple Grove Community Center                registration lindamlemke@gmail.com

May 17  3-6pm  Northfield  please email me if interested in this training

FREE Community Walking Groups – all groups officially begin May 1, if weather allows we will walk in April. These are walks that I support with poles and quick lessons for newbies. More will be added to this list as we get trainings done. 

Sartell  Mondays 6pm Sauk Rapids Municipal Park 1001 River Ave N, Sauk Rapids

Cold Spring Wednesdays 8:30am  ROCORI Community Center, 527 Main Street on the east side of the building 

St Cloud  9am Thursdays Lake George, St Cloud MN  we meet in the parking lot by the building for rentals and the granite fountains off 4th Street and

POP Up Walks  MAY

Free community walks with poles provided for new walkers.
May Day, May 1, 11am  3 Rivers Park District French Regional Park,  meet in the parking lot near the playground.
May 16  World Nordic Walking Day  11am 3 Rivers Park District Hyland Lake Park Preserve,  meet in front of the visitor center

JUNE/ JULY TBD  Ideas?  Let’s get walks on the calendar now!
I hope you’ll find a class near you and maybe will join us at the POP Up walks again this summer!  

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2 Responses to Spring Classes in Minnesota

  1. Jane R. Sassenfeld says:

    Hi Linda,

    I live in Blaine and am interested in your Nordic Walking training.
    Please advise.

    • Linda says:

      Hi Jane! How exciting! We don’t have any instructors in Blaine and it would be awesome to have you there! I will send you the registration form, are you interested in the one on April 30 in Edina or the one in May in Maple Grove? There are spots available in both. Registration fee is $90 and there will be options for buying poles at a discount for your classes. Let me know which program works best for you and I’ll send you the form.

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