What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking is a highly effective low-impact fitness activity that offers the highest benefits for weight control and wellness. Our genuine Nordic Walking Poles with thumb hole hand straps and full size rubber feet enable you to incorporate over 90% of all your body muscles as you walk.

Walking with poles is not new. Pole walking started in the 1930’s when it became the perfect, off-season training solution for cross country skiers in Finland. The activity exploded across Europe in the 1990s and has grown to the point where today more than 20 per cent of Northern Europeans regularly Nordic pole walk..

Nordic walking poles are very different from hiking and trekking poles. Learn Why.

The logic of Nordic Walking is simple. Normal walking utilizes muscles in the lower half of the body while pole walking is a whole-body activity that uses muscles in the back, arms, shoulders and neck. The more muscles you work out, the more calories you burn; the more blood sugar you burn down; the more your metabolism is enhanced by using the poles.

Numerous clinical studies show vast benefits of pole walking. While using poles contributes to faster weight loss, increased heart and cardiovascular health, even better posture, the activity is also of benefit for people recovering from knee or hip surgery.

Biomechanical studies show the poles take off load from your knee and hip joints. You have up to 30 per cent less impact on knee joints and hips when you walk with poles.

compare regular walking to Pole walking

All the benefits of regular walking are almost doubled when you add authentic Nordic Poles to your walk.

Who We Are

Nordic Walking Nova Scotia is operated by Bill and Esther VanGorder. We offer Nordic Walking clinics and are the Atlantic distributor for industry-leader Nordixx Pole Walking Canada.

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Buy Your Poles and Supplies

Nordic Walking Nova Scotia is your Atlantic source for top quality, authentic, reasonably priced Nordic Walking poles and supplies.

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Learn How Clinics

Our How to Nordic Walking clinics are designed for all adults. Family and children's classes are also offered in separate venues. These introductory events will train you to Nordic Walk properly for the best possible enjoyment and benefit. Our instructors are nationally certified to teach Nordic Walking.

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