I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Nordic Walking because it is so me. It combines my passion for the beautiful English countryside and need for fresh air with my enthusiasm for exercise and fitness. It not only gives me a fantastic all over body workout but is great for my soul and mental well-being too.
I can honestly say Nordic Walking has transformed my life since I retired from nursing. It has given me a sense of purpose and a fabulous new hobby. Who would have thought that in my 60th year, I would train to become a Nordic Walking Instructor but I feel so privileged to have been given the opportunity to enable others to learn the technique and take up this amazing activity.
Most important of all, Nordic Walking has introduced me to a bunch of like-minded people and I have made some fabulous new friends. I love to hear everyone chatting whilst enjoying the surrounding scenery in the constantly changing seasons. Walking in a group makes me feel safe and enables me to get out when friends and family are not available. I also enjoy a challenge (I climbed Kilimanjaro a few years ago) and love taking part in challenge events with the supportive bunch of people that are Nordic Walkers.