Category Archives: Nordic Walking

Walk in Real Time

I meant to track my walk today. But my phone went dead and silent, I didn’t wear a watch and I left my Fitbit at home. I was off the grid for each step. So instead of listening to my … Continue reading

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New Nordic Walking programs in the Twin Cities!

The most common question from new walkers is “Where are the groups?” It’s always more fun with a group and Nordic Walkers are no exception. To be successful with a new activity you need a buddy and a schedule so … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Save the Planet, Go for a Walk Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this week, in honor of  Earth Day, the fitness clubs, yoga studios, Y’s, all those indoor workout and exercise places were empty and everyone was outside enjoying some … Continue reading

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Put a Spring in your step!

We have an epidemic of obesity in the U.S. According to the study, “Americans are gaining an average of one to two pounds per year. If we don’t stop the present trend, by the year 2030, 86.3% of adults in … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking for Parkinson’s

In 2010 I met Liz Ogren, founder of Pedal and Roll for Parkinson’s. She was looking for someone to lead Nordic walking experiences for persons with Parkinson’s. At the time I didn’t know much about Parkinson’s or that she was … Continue reading

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The 5 minute rule for inspiration and motivation

“Making a lifestyle change is your decision. You can choose to look better, feel better, slow the aging process, boost your energy, productivity, memory level, and decrease stress and depression. Or not.”  walkstyles.com  May 2013 Change, just like attitude, it’s … Continue reading

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Walk Briskly!

We all know we should add more steps to our day. The creative solutions include walking not driving when possible, get off the bus a block away from your destination and parking further away from the building. All good and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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