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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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Walking on Air – Nordic Walking Podcast

According to the UK “Nordic Walking is Brilliant! It takes you outdoors, it connects you with other people, it’s a great all body workout and it’s safe. It’s simply Brilliant.” Over the summer I’ve been enjoying Mary Tweed’s Walking on … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking MN Facebook Page launched!

Over the past 5 months I’ve received more than 4000 visits to my website with questions about Nordic walking, classes, poles, walking groups and just how does one get started. When I started Nordic Walking in 2005 this energy is … Continue reading

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Investing in Nordic Walking Poles

So you’re ready to purchase your own Nordic Walking Poles, here’s what you need to know. The most important thing is to make sure you invest in Nordic Walking poles and not Trekking, Hiking, Snowshoe, or Ski poles. There really … Continue reading

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Spring 2021 Classes Posted

Spring has Sprung and it’s time to pull out those poles and get outside! I love turning the season over from winter to spring. By now I feel like I’ve used up all of my winter time and I’m ready … Continue reading

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Friluftsliv – in other words don’t let winter keep you in

“I’m just not a winter person!” “I don’t have the clothes to go outside.” “It’s too cold!” “There’s nothing to do outdoors in the winter.” “Just let me hibernate!” I’ve heard it all before but I’m here to add my … 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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Spring Classes on Hold

It’s time to put Nordic walking on your calendars but at this time most of the community ed programs are putting classes on hold until we can safely gather together. Please stay posted for updates. Here is the proposed schedule … Continue reading

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