This is my fourth season in the St Cloud area and I’m looking forward to seeing all my walkers and leading classes for new walkers. It feels like it’s been a long winter so it’s time to dust off those poles and find your walking shoes!
Liz Ogren and the Pedal, Roll and Stroll team is leading a group in Burnsville, the Green Fit Club with Three Rivers Park District includes Nordic walking, Maple Grove Nordic Walkers i.e. the 757 Club are led by Sher Monfore, Brooklyn Park, Edina and Fridley have Nordic walking groups all summer and fall, and Hoigaards has a weekly Nordic walking Tuesday that meets at various locations.
My classes include everything from short Introductory classes to 3 part classes for more personal attention to your technique. There will also be special 2 hour Beyond the Basics clinics for walkers looking to take the next step and ramp up their walk. As always I’m available to teach private individual or group lessons.
We know that it’s more fun to walk with a group and so we are making an effort to get walking groups started with each class. The local groups in Sauk Rapids, Cold Spring and St Cloud are walking once per week. Last fall I started a Nordic Walking group at the St Cloud VA, open to all vets and their partners/caregivers. Check my Facebook page for locations and times. If you’d like more information about these groups please email me. The walks in the schedules are FREE, open to all levels of walkers and if they are led by an instructor or group leader there will be poles available for use on the walk.
Liz and I have made a new commitment to coordinate monthly walks for the Parkinson’s support groups that we have visited over the past few years. Dates and locations are being published on the National Parkinson’s Foundation MN Chapter website, my facebook page and Pedalandroll.org.
Join us for a Nordic Walk in Cold Spring at 8:30am on Tuesdays. This weekly walk is hosted by the ROCORI Senior Center . It is an open walking group, you do not have to be a member of the senior center to join us and there is no registration fee. Poles are available for use during the walks and there will be a short introduction to the basic technique for any new comers. Walks are scheduled through the end of November. Questions? or in the event of questionable weather please call or text 952-475-0891 or email email@example.com
This group will always meet in the Parking lot on the east side of the building on the first Tueday of the month. However we like to explore and walk at different locations the other weeks of the month. Be sure to keep up on our schedule by checking my facebook page or checking with the ROCORI Senior Center. We will walk for about an hour, everyone is encouraged to walk the pace and distance that is good for them. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Nordic Walkers enjoy improved balance, increased overall fitness and upright posture. Come and try it for yourself with this free introductory session at the Whitney Senior Center. This class will be offered once per month during the course of the summer and will include a short discussion of the benefits of adding Nordic walking poles to your daily walk followed by the opportunity to try it for yourself. Poles will be available for use during this program. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather as we will be going outside.
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Join me for a Nordic Walk at Lake George in St Cloud MN at 9am on Thursdays. This free weekly walk is a community event and all walkers are invited and encouraged to join us. Whether you have poles or are simply curious about what everyone is doing with them, this walk is for you!
We walk for an hour, everyone is invited to walk the pace and distance that is comfortable for them. There are 2 pathways around Lake George- .75 and .5 miles, with lots of benches for breaks. It's a beautiful trail, free walk, free poles to use, free parking, free stimulating conversation and of course a chance to walk with the Nordic Walking Queen!
Poles are available for use during the walks and there will be a short introduction to the basic technique for any new comers. Walks are scheduled through the end of November.No registration necessary. Questions? or in the event of questionable weather please call or text 952-475-0891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet us by the Granite Fountains on the east side of the park off 4th St. Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather.