Author Archives: Linda

Got Poles? Now What Do You Do?

Congratulations!  You’ve made the commitment to fitness, bought some poles and can’t wait to get started. But just how do you do that? Nordic walking is easy to learn but there is definitely some technique to using the poles that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Got Poles? Now What Do You Do?

New Shoes!

I got new walking shoes this week! Nordic walkers need a pair of poles in their hands and a good pair of walking shoes on their feet. There are many different brands out there and they all fit different shaped … Continue reading

Posted in Nordic Walking, Nordic Walking Technique | Tagged , | Comments Off on New Shoes!

Spring 2017 Classes on the Calendar

I woke up to new snow on the ground here in Bozeman Montana, it’s our winter home featuring lots of skiing up at Big Sky! Funny thing about that snow, it made me think of spring time and Nordic walking. … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Nordic Walking, Nordic Walking Technique, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Spring 2017 Classes on the Calendar

Updated MN Winter Indoor Walking Spaces

If the arctic deep freeze outside is making walking difficult or maybe even impossible to do here’s some ideas of indoor walking spaces in and around the Twin Cities in Minnesota.  If you live in another cold area you might … Continue reading

Posted in Nordic Walking, Sites I Like | Comments Off on Updated MN Winter Indoor Walking Spaces

A Resolution You Can Stick With…

Make 2017 the year that you stick with your resolution! Pick up 2 special sticks and become a Nordic Walker, improving your overall health and well being as you make walking fun again! It’s easy to get started, really all … Continue reading

Posted in Nordic Walking, Nordic walking benefits | 2 Comments

Winter Walking Tips

To slip or not, that is the question. If your sidewalks and trails are now covered in snow your poles may be slipping just a bit instead of giving you the stable grip for your push that you’re used to … Continue reading

Posted in Nordic Walking, Nordic Walking Technique | Comments Off on Winter Walking Tips

Special Taste of NW for Parkinson’s in Willmar

Congratulations to the city of Willmar for becoming the most recent community to be recognized as a Parkinson’s Friendly City in Minnesota.  It makes a big difference for those living with Parkinson’s and their family to have better understanding and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Special Taste of NW for Parkinson’s in Willmar

2016 Fall Classes on the Calendar!

  Fall is my favorite time of year to walk and Nordic Walking is my favorite walk! Join me for a Taste, a one time Intro, a 3 part Become a Nordic Walker or Beyond the Basics in a community … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2016 Fall Classes on the Calendar!

Make Your Walk Count!

I went for a quick walk this morning, 2 miles to start my day with a paddle and a round of golf planned for later.  It was indeed a quick walk – 2.34 miles, average pace 13:55 per mile, 4,400 … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Nordic Walking, Nordic Walking Technique, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The Queen goes global!

It’s a small world.  Yesterday I was on my way to deliver a set of LEKI Carbon Travellers to a gentleman in New London, MN. He had met some Nordic walkers from my classes while walking on the trail.  He … Continue reading

Posted in Nordic Walking, ponderings | Comments Off on The Queen goes global!