Why Nordic Walk?
Nordic Pole walking is the fastest growing low-impact activity in Canada!
There are approximately 10 - 15 million Nordic Pole walkers in Europe.
- Nordic Pole Walking burns up to 46% more calories compared to walking.
- Increases heart and cardiovascular training up to 22%.
- Incorporates 90% of all body muscles.
- Helps to eliminate back, shoulder and neck pain.
- Less impact on hip, knee and foot joints.
- Increases production of “positive” hormones.
- Supports stress management and mental disorders.
- Develops upright body posture.
- Pole walking is evidence-based, backed by extensive international scientific research.
- Nordic Pole Walking is fully endorsed by The Mayo Clinic.
Nordic Walking provides cardio, resistance, balance and flexibility in one activity. Nordic Walking is a Total Body Workout that is fun to learn and easy to do on a regular basics. Nordic Walk using Nordixx Poles to experience Real Change.
The #1 key to your fitness and health success is to take your Nordixx poles and start Nordic Walking today.
How do I learn to Nordic Walk?
Nordic Fitness Canada provides several options to help you get started with your Nordic Walking lifestyle;
The #2 key to your fitness and health success is to walk with Nordic Poles with proper thumb-hole hand straps to obtain the health benefits you desire. These Nordixx poles are made for walking!
Where do I Nordic Walk?
You can Nordic Walk anywhere and anytime with your Nordic Poles. Your local park, your front street, the soccer field, the Gatineau Hill, Sentiers Wakefield Trails, just go!
People may ask you where is the snow or where are your skis but you know you are on your wellness journey; getting fit and staying healthy.
Nordic Fitness training is held in the Ottawa, Gatineau and Wakefield area. Currently meetup is used to advertise training classes and events. Register at www.meetup.com/npwalking to stay current on what is happening in the area or contact Nordic Fitness Canada for information.
The #3 key to your fitness and health success is to attend a Nordic Walking Clinic with a buddy and then you both meet several times a week to Nordic Walk!
Where do I purchase Nordic Poles?
Nordic Poles are not ski, hiking or trekking poles, they have a proper thumb-hole hand straps so you engage your upper body as you push on the pole to propel you forward.
Nordic Fitness Canada is a distributor for Nordixx Canada. You may purchase Nordixx Poles, replacement rubber feet, fanny pack, pedometer and smovey from this site. SHOP here
Nordic Pole Walking / Frequently Asked Questions (The Ultimate Nordic Pole Walking Book)
What equipment do I need?
You will need a pair of Nordic Poles and walking or running shoes. When walking in snow a good pair of walking boots will help keep you warm and dry. Make sure they are flexible and purchase a pair of Ice Cleats for walking on slippery surfaces.
Where can I Nordic Pole walk?
Nordic Pole walking can be performed on literally any surface, just about everywhere. On hard surfaces (pavement) you will use the rubber tips. On clay, sand, soil, grass, snow and ice you will remove the rubber tips.
Which parts of my body are being trained/exercised?
Nordic Pole walking trains and exercise 90% of your body muscles (600+ muscles), the cardiovascular system and also burns calories – all in ONE exercise.
How does Nordic Pole walking affect my upper body?
Nordic Pole walking involves approximately 90% of your muscles and engages your upper body and arm muscles.
Is Nordic Pole walking effective for Cardiovascular training also?
Nordic Pole walking increases your heart rate by approximately 15 beats per minute compared to regular fitness walking.
How does Nordic Pole walking lead to improved posture?
Nordic Pole walking leads to stabilization in the spinal musculature and upright body posture by the very nature of the exercise.
How many Calories are burned while Nordic Pole walking?
Nordic Pole walking burns up to 45% more calories per minute compared to regular fitness walking.
What are some other health benefits of Nordic Pole walking?
Nordic Pole walking significantly increases the lateral mobility of your neck and spine. It also reduces the impact on your knee and hip joints by 30%. Walking with poles also mitigates the pain and muscle tension in your neck, shoulder and back regions.
What is the difference between Nordic walking poles and ski/hiking or trekking poles?
The hand loops on Nordic Poles are specially designed to perform the correct technique to benefit the upper body muscles including your abdominals, oblique muscles, Latissimus dorsi and tricep muscles.