Category Archives: Nordic Walking Technique

Poles or No Poles

Spring has finally arrived here in Minnesota. The ice is off the lakes just in time for fishing opener and people are outside enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. It’s always exciting to see walkers with poles on the trails … Continue reading

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Layers for Cold Weather Nordic Walking

When the weather outside is frightful it’s not time to stay indoors it’s time to pull out your winter layers. I’m not talking about putting on layers with chocolate and comfort foods altho that’s tempting but putting on layers of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Creating New Nordic Walkers

Sometimes it only takes a taste to know that something is really good! Nordic Walking is like that, try it and I’m pretty sure you’ll like it.  That’s what happened last week.  My Nordic walking classes here in the Cold … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking Safer than Walking with a Cell Phone!

You see it everyday!  People walking along on crowded sidewalks in public places looking down, focused on the cell phone in their hand. Accidents waiting to happen.  And apparently they do, statistically speaking, the number one cause of injury to … Continue reading

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Walking outside the lines

One of the best ways to enhance your Nordic walk is to get off the cement and asphalt and onto a soft trail.  Just like coloring outside the lines it’s refreshing for both your body and your mind.  I’m not … Continue reading

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