Learning to Nordic Walk with Kate has been a great experience for me. Not only is it a really lovely way to enjoy the countryside, but it has been a tremendous help for me getting back my confidence walking after 2 knee replacements.
Great teacher, enthusiastic and full of fun. Taking the course over one afternoon was great. It gave us chance to learn and practice as well as get to know each other.
I'm so pleased to have discovered Nordic Walking under Kate's enthusiastic tuition. The technique is not hard to learn and it provides a really enjoyable and effective form of exercise. An added advantage is enjoying the scenery on the beautiful local walks - this year the bluebells have been the best ever. Always a fun group of people and maybe a cup of coffee afterwards!
Had a fantastic time (and got a great full-body workout) learning the Nordic Walking method in Kate's 3.5-hour fast track class this afternoon. Kate's passion for her sport was contagious as she prepared us for NWUK walks with knowledge, enthusiasm and fun, and I look forward to participating in her Nordic Walks around Oxfordshire!
Really enjoyed learning to Nordic walk with Kate in Cutteslowe Park. Such a great understanding instructor who caters for the needs of all abilities.
Loved learning to Nordic Walk with Kate in Barton - she's so enthusiastic and made it great fun - it's a really good fitness exercise which you can of while you enjoy beautiful scenery and chat with friends - win-win!
I have recently retired and was looking for a new activity to help get me fitter and more active. The Nordic Walking course was ideal as I could go at my own pace and Kate helped me to use the poles correctly on flat and hilly ground. Having the poles helped with my co-ordination and balance. I have met some new people and enjoyed their company and the fresh air and feel excited about using my newly learned skills together with my brand new poles this summer!
I was looking for an alternative form of exercise when I had to give up swimming after developing a sensitivity to chlorine. I had heard about Nordic Walking and decided to try it. I found Kate through the Nordic Walking website and attended one of her courses to learn how to do it. I liked it from the start as it involves the upper body as well as the legs and provides a good work out. Kate is an excellent teacher and supports the mixed ability groups very well on the Adventure Walks. I also enjoy the social side, with conversation as we walk and some après walk treats in tearooms and pubs. Swimming lengths wasn’t very sociable!
I was acutely aware, for some time, of the need to introduce some sort of exercise into my busy but largely sedentary routine. Given my age and gender - not to mention appalling levels of fitness and a gradually worsening weight problem - I have an aversion to gyms. I read about Nordic Walking and decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did!
The walks are always in varied and scenic locations and leave me feeling energised. Despite having mild arthritis I have found that walking with poles helps to reduce the stress placed on joints and provides an enjoyable workout- it even burns more calories - hurrah! Being able to book walks in advance helps to keep me motivated and each walk is sociable and fun.
Kate a great teacher- her enthusiasm is infectious and she is extremely supportive and encouraging towards every member of the group. I would recommend Nordic walking to anyone wishing to improve or maintain their fitness level and who likes 'the great outdoors'!