Nordic Pole Walking Class with Frieda Baldwin Thursdays @ 1pm
If you are new to pole walking and want to try this class, please call us (705-526-7609) and we will request that Frieda meets you at at the walk location 20 minutes early to give you a free beginner lesson. If you decide to stay for the walk, you will need a Fitness Card that you buy at reception. This way, we aren't holding up the hike to accommodate beginners. The class is ready to start meeting at different locations for the hike. See below for the schedule of walks.
Click HERE for a short video introducing the benefits of Nordic or Urban Poling.
Nordic walking combines an upper body technique similar to cross-country skiing with the lower body technique of walking. Participants will burn 20-40% more calories and tone core muscles by walking with poles. Poling reduces stress on hips, knees and ankles and improves stability, balance and posture. We will be using the Urban Poling technique which involves walking with specialized strapless poles. Loaner poles will be available or you can purchase a new set at Askennonia for $105 including taxes & shipping. Visit reception to buy your $35.00 Fitness Card (for 10 classes = $3.50/class), which will be 'punched' each time you attend a class. It is easy to learn, fun, and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Pole Walking Schedule Oct 6: NO CLASS Oct 13: Pete Petterson Park Oct 20: Ste Marie Park at Wye Valley Road (next to old Mutzibishi Plant next to Wye River off Hwy 12) Oct 27: Ste Marie Park at Wye Valley Road (next to old Mutzibishi Plant next to Wye River off Hwy 12) Nov 3: Thompson Forest (from the top end of Wilson, north of Golf Link Road) Nov 10: Tiny Trail also called Bridges Trail (from the corner of Robert Street and Overheadbridge Road in Penetanguishene) Nov 17: Wye Marsh Nov 24: Wye Marsh