Author Archives: Linda

Technique Tip – Poles bouncing or “reverberating on contact”

Walkers often complain that the tips of their poles are bouncing or “reverberating” on contact with the ground. Remember that you’re learning a new activity and it takes time and a few miles of walking to settle into the rhythm … Continue reading

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Walking on Air – Nordic Walking Podcast

According to the UK “Nordic Walking is Brilliant! It takes you outdoors, it connects you with other people, it’s a great all body workout and it’s safe. It’s simply Brilliant.” Over the summer I’ve been enjoying Mary Tweed’s Walking on … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking for Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We all need to be responsible for caring for our own and our family’s health in all ways. There is plenty of awareness of the need to move for physical health but perhaps we … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking MN Facebook Page launched!

Over the past 5 months I’ve received more than 4000 visits to my website with questions about Nordic walking, classes, poles, walking groups and just how does one get started. When I started Nordic Walking in 2005 this energy is … Continue reading

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Investing in Nordic Walking Poles

So you’re ready to purchase your own Nordic Walking Poles, here’s what you need to know. The most important thing is to make sure you invest in Nordic Walking poles and not Trekking, Hiking, Snowshoe, or Ski poles. There really … Continue reading

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Spring 2021 Classes Posted

Spring has Sprung and it’s time to pull out those poles and get outside! I love turning the season over from winter to spring. By now I feel like I’ve used up all of my winter time and I’m ready … Continue reading

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Is Nordic Walking for You?

You’ve heard the great news about Nordic Walking. Less stress, more energy, better posture, higher heart rate, easy to learn, fun to share…and you wonder, is this for me? Could I do it? Since December 12 when the StarTribune article … Continue reading

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What keeps you from your walk?

How often do you find yourself with no time for your walk and so you wait until tomorrow or the next day or next week before getting outside again? Whether you’re a new walker or a walker in a rut … Continue reading

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The Newest Pandemic Health Kick? Nordic Walking!

I just have to say it one more time. The one thing 2020 has given us is a new appreciation for being outdoors and for walking! There are so many articles on the benefits of being out in nature, just … Continue reading

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Friluftsliv – in other words don’t let winter keep you in

“I’m just not a winter person!” “I don’t have the clothes to go outside.” “It’s too cold!” “There’s nothing to do outdoors in the winter.” “Just let me hibernate!” I’ve heard it all before but I’m here to add my … Continue reading

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