Category Archives: Nordic Walking

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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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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A Walk Around The Block

Spike Carlsen’s new book just came out! “A Walk Around The Block” Stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries and other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about) Nordic Walking is one of those curious things he covers in … Continue reading

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Winter’s coming! What to do!

Covid came you went outsideYou found the joy, you got the rhythmAlone or with a willing partnerStep by step you’ve become a walker But winters coming what to do?Nordic Walk and keep it goingpoles in hand you’re warm and fittips … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking Poles For More Than Just Walking!

My friend Dan had a hip replacement a year ago. Early in the summer he ran in the Jail Break Trail 10K with his LEKI Nordic Walking Poles. Dan shared his experience with me “Today I used my Nordic Walking … Continue reading

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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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2018 Schedule for Spring and Summer Classes

I’m working on the calendar for spring and summer classes and walking groups. As I finalize dates and times I’ll be posting them on my calendar. For now here’s an update of what is coming, details will be available soon. … 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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