A programme of Nordic Walking courses for beginners earlier this year was so successful that further taster sessions and courses are now planned.
Local charity ActivLives launched the first “Learn to Nordic Walk” classes in March, after receiving funding from a joint initiative between Heart Research UK and fast food chain Subway.
The exercise is becoming increasingly popular, and gives people the chance to improve their heart health, increase strength and reduce stress.
Project Officer Lindsay Bennett said “Nordic Walking provides an excellent opportunity for people of all ages and fitness levels to improve their health, and we are encouraging people to just come along and give it a go by joining in one of our taster sessions”.
These taster sessions give people the chance to find out what the activity is like before committing to a complete course. They are running in
Christchurch Park in Ipswich – Tuesday 23rd September 1.30-2.30pm
Felixstowe (exact location tbc) – Tuesday 23rd September 2.30-3.30pm
Needham Lake in Needham Market – Wednesday 24th September 1-2pm
Holywells Park in Ipswich – Sunday 28th September 10.30-11.30am
It costs £5 for a stand alone taster session, but this comes free for anyone then signing up for one of the complete four week courses (total cost £24) which will follow on at the same locations for the next four weeks.
Places for either the taster sessions or the courses must be booked in advance – please call 01473 345350 to book your place or find out more about Nordic Walking.