Nordic Walking is a popular activity with the Branch members. New participants are always welcome.
Where: The Meadows, Edinburgh – meet outside Pavilion Café, Jawbone Walk, EH9 1JU
When: Thursdays, 12 noon till 1pm
Instructor: Trevor Jones
Sessions are free and poles are provided. Care-partners are also welcome. We will be ensuring social distancing and all current Government guidelines are adhered to.
Nordic Walking Videos for PwPs Recommended by Parkinson’s UK
The British Nordic Walking Team has three 15-minute videos (warm up, main exercise and a cool down) on their website.
Member Bill Wright comments:
I took the training course in Nordic Walking (NW) and although I haven’t done as much as I wished, when I do, I find it invigorating and therapeutic. The major benefits are in my posture, left arm mobility, cardiovascular fitness and co-ordination. After the initial training, NW is a bit like marching, you swing your arms up before bringing the pole down onto the ground. This gives the upper body exercise as well as the legs and, if like me, you have one arm which doesn’t work so well when you are walking, this gets it moving! Once you get the hang of it, there’s also a range of weekly walks run by Trevor. These vary in length and fitness level required: my favourite is Portobello Beach on a Thursday morning – a bracing walk along the beach for an hour starting at 10am.
Trevor’s website is http://www.getmefitquick.co.uk.
You can see the Edinburgh Branch in action in this short video: