Kate Wilkinson (NWUK Delivery Partner)

Kate signed up for a ‘Learn to Nordic walk’ course in January 2012 to fulfil one of her New Year’s resolutions ‘to try something new’ and has never looked back. As a lover of the great outdoors and with a dislike for gyms it seemed like the perfect choice. It is a great way to get fit, explore new places, make friends and ultimately have loads of fun!

Kate is really passionate about encouraging people to be more active and finding a type of exercise, which they enjoy and can become a part of their everyday lives. She believes that Nordic Walking is fantastic because it appeals to people of all ages and abilities and Kate would love to encourage anyone to at least give it a try as she hopes to grow a big Nordic walking community in beautiful Oxfordshire.

Since then she has qualified with a Diploma in Personal Training and as a specialist exercise instructor for older adults. Kate believes age shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying exercise. Her oldest participant in her exercise classes is 95, which she finds incredibly inspiring.