Category Archives: Nordic Walking Technique

Nordic Walking Leadership Training – May 29, 5-8pm

This class will be held at Struthers Parkinson’s Center, 6701 Country Club Drive, Golden Valley MN Registration Lindamlemke@gmail.com fee $75 Current research is clear about regular exercise being an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Walking is one of the … Continue reading

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Walk like a 5 year old

When I go for a walk with a child I always am amazed at how much longer it takes. They walk in wonder, explore, spin, jump on and off things, run stop turn around and do it all over again. … Continue reading

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Six Common Errors Beginning Walkers Often Make

“Am I doing it right?” a question often heard when out with a Nordic walking group. If you’re out with your poles and enjoying the walk you’re on the right track. But there are simple things that we do that … Continue reading

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Spring Classes 2023

As we kick off the 2023 Nordic Walking Season here is a list of the classes that I know of in the Twin Cities. If you are teaching or know of other classes please let me know so we can … Continue reading

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Mixing Up Your Walk

On Christmas Eve I fell and sprained my wrist which took me out of Nordic Walking for several weeks. At the same time I joined the Kula Dance Experiment – 20 minutes of dancing every morning. The two events pushed … Continue reading

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Spring Classes in Minnesota

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2021 Nordic Walking Season – and what a season it was!

Summer of 2021 actually began in December with the article in the Star Tribune by Kevyn Burger touting Nordic Walking as the perfect pandemic fitness activity. Even tho it came out in the winter, in Minnesota, it sparked off a … Continue reading

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Tips for Walking in the Dark

I love walking outdoors all year long. The cool, crisp mornings are invigorating and the perfect way to wake up. But as the days get shorter and we find ourselves walking in the dark it’s important to be safe out … Continue reading

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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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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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