Author Archives: Linda

Spring Classes

Now that we’ve turned the calendar over to 2016 I’m beginning to get spring classes scheduled with local community programs. Check back the first of February for a full calendar starting with some Tastes and Intro classes in April and … Continue reading

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Winter Walking

Now that it’s cold outside there are a few tips to keep you walking outdoors everyday. 1. Dress in layers – wicking, warmth and wind protection 2. Wear less then you think you need – you should be cool the … Continue reading

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Gently used LEKI Instructor Poles seek new home

I’ve just received my brand new LEKI Instructors with the new slim profile and speed lock, so excited!  It means that I will be selling my gently used Instructor poles that have been used for classes.  All poles have been … Continue reading

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Shoes for Nordic Walking

I often get asked about shoes for Nordic Walking. It’s a very simple answer, whatever shoe works best for your foot and your style of walking. Basically a good walking shoe will have a well padded heel for the initial … Continue reading

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Stuck at a Desk? Save your life with a Walk

A recent study by the University of Utah found that the health hazards of sitting all day can be offset by simply walking for two minutes each hour. It’s a fascinating study showing that low intensity exercise had no effect … Continue reading

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Fitness on a Stick

I’ve used this phrase before, in fact every year when it’s Minnesota State Fair time it’s an appropriate play on words here in the North land.  If you’ve never been to our state fair you’ve missed eating just about anything … Continue reading

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Fall Classes on the Calendar!

If you live in the St Cloud area please check out my calendar of fall classes in the local communities.  There are classes and Tastes in Cold Spring, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and St Joseph. I’m working on one for the … Continue reading

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Summer is coming to an end, what’s still on your play list?

The countdown for summer is here.  The radio is talking about the state fair, the stores are full of back to school and the days are getting just a little shorter.  Where did the time go?  It was our first … Continue reading

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Going outside can change your brain!

There was a recent article in the New York Times that is focused on how simply walking outside surrounded by nature is not only good for your body, mind and spirit but there is a new study that shows how your … Continue reading

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Breakfast is literally Breaking the Fast

Jumpstart your metabolism in the morning by eating within the first hour of your day. Breakfast = Break Fast When I get up in the morning I grab a sip of water and head out the door for my walk. … Continue reading

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