Lymington and New Forest Nordic Walking

Want to know the secret to better health?

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The secret to achieving better health is as simple as finding a form of exercise you enjoy. The real challenge can be finding exercise which you’re able to sustain and keep up in order to improve your sense of wellbeing. Many of us in our earlier years may have played one sport or another to varying degrees and may now find exercise classes too demanding on joints or a little claustrophobic perhaps.


However there is a form of exercise people can do - at all levels - which can improve stamina and fitness, as well as enabling you to discover a stimulating form of exercise which is different each time you do it and rewards you with a much happier state of mind.  Living where we do in the beautiful surrounds of The New Forest and on the edge of The Solent Way, there are dedicated individuals who are determined to show people a different method of exercise and importantly, feel better, even through the harsher winter months.


It is important however to have instruction from a qualified Nordic Walking instructor, as one such instructor told us “Nordic Walking enhances ordinary walking and makes something we can all do, twice as effective.” Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique.  Not just walking with poles like trekking or rambling, Nordic Walking poles are specific to the exercise and planted behind your bodyline, propel you along and therefore automatically fully engage the upper body - as well as your feet and legs naturally.  This makes it easier to work quite hard and importantly, control your own intensity.  In order to gain maximum benefit from Nordic Walking it is essential you learn the correct technique under a qualified instructor.

Lymington Nordic Walking


The benefits of this form of exercise are many fold.  For weight watchers, Nordic Walking burns 20-40% more calories than ordinary walking.  Nordic Walking works the whole body and is both enjoyable to learn and do.  It is suitable for everyone's individual capabilities and lessens the impact on joints.  It is particularly good for spinal posture and the back, shoulders and upper neck.  The very fact you are out in the fresh air is energizing and uplifting. 


Sea breeze laidened with nutrients from cresting and breaking waves, become airborne and naturally blow onshore. Excellent for the respiratory system, helping to stimulate full and deep breathing. The activity is invigorating.  Your workout exercises the whole upper body, pushing shoulders back and increasing lung activity. We all know a brisk walk 'blows away the cobwebs' and leaves us invigorated and energized – and after a rest - sharpens the mind and senses. Being able to feast your eyes on the ever-changing landscapes and environment distracts you from your efforts.

Nordic Walking in Lymington


Soon a walk is complete and having incorporated up to 90% of the body's muscles.   Magnificent views, ever changing terrain and fresh air all distract you while you breathe more deeply than normal and benefit from great exercise.  Nordic Walking is the perfect tonic. Perfect for people recovering from illness. And perfect for fitness fanatics alike. Your level of ‘work-out’ is geared to you as an individual - and the goals you set.


One of the secrets to improve all round well being. And that’s just what most of us want.


Jane Monks is a local Nordic Walking instructor, please contact her below to find out more:

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