Nordic Walking: “Your Health is in Your Hands”
The evolution of fitness walking is happening right now. As one of the latest trends in North America, it is defined as fitness walking with specially designed lightweight poles. Originally from Finland and cross country skiing, this activity has become very popular in Europe and is now taking America by storm. The many benefits appeals to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Here are a few reasons:
- Low impact and full body activity.
- Burns 20 – 46 % more calories than normal walking.
- Can be done anywhere: trails, sidewalks, parks, sand and snow.
- Poles provide balance and stability as well as safety.
- Great for cross-training to realign muscle imbalance.
- A corrective activity that works on “opening up” all the shortening muscles in the front of the body: neck, shoulders, chest and hips. Also strengthens the weak muscles in the back of the body: calves, glutes, hamstrings, back and triceps. By sitting too much, we create this front/back imbalance.
- Poles help taking stress of the joints.
- Nordic Walking can be matched to each individual’s needs ranging from rehabilitation after a injury or surgery, to sport level intense training.
- If you want to have fun, enhance your mood and get outside, try this new compelling activity of Nordic Walking!
1. Beginning Intro Clinics: Learn what Nordic Walking is all about and why it is increasingly popular.
2. Weekly Classes
3. Private and Small Group sessions
4. Workshops: More inclusive training at RallySport Sport or at your facility.
5. Certification programs: INWA Certification Course. Pre requisites required.
- Open to members and non members.
- A one hour class that includes walking, stretching, core and strengthening exercises.
- We meet up at different places in Boulder, i.e., parks, trail heads and Rec centers. (Scott Carpenter, Wonderland Lake, Mt Sanitas, North Boulder Park, Chautauqua etc).
- Bring good shoes, H2O bottle a hat and sunglasses.
- $100 – 10 punch card (good for 10 weeks). 11th class is FREE!
- Pole rental $5.00
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Scott Carpenter – Parking Lot
|Tue||7:00 - 8:00 a.m.||East Boulder Rec. Center|
|Wed||6:30 - 7:30 p.m.||Harper Lake (East of McCaslin) in Louisville|
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
North Boulder Park
If you need or want special attention, I will set up an appointment to meet with you and go over your concerns. Please call Annette at 720.220.2937.
1 person – $65.00
2 people - $90.00
3 people – $105.00
- Learn how to get your heart rate higher
- Great strength exercises by using the poles
- Incredible stretches by using the poles
- Fun core and balance exercise by using the poles
- Includes a handout with information to implement on your own and pole rental.
- Pole rental included (RallySport members - $25.00, Non members - $35.00. Min 6ppl, Max 12 ppl.)
If you are interested in a workshop please call 720.220.2937
Nordic Walking Workshops at your facility
- The instructor will come to your work place
- Practical teaching of the Nordic Walking technique
- 2 hrs
- Poles provided for using during class
- Explanation of benefits
- 1-10 ppl - $ 500.00
- 11-15 ppl – 650.00
Become an INWA (International Nordic Walking Association) certified instructor!
If interested please call Annette at 720.220.2937.
- Expand your fitness resume by learning a new way to train your clients.
- Make yourself more marketable and increase your revenue source in a fun and active way.
- An opportunity for your to reach a broader clientele. An activity for a wide range of participants, both in age and fitness level.
- Experience the positive impact Nordic Walking can have on your clients.
- Learn how to teach and correct Nordic Walking in a constructive, fun way.
- Max 12 ppl.
- Date TBD.
About Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking is one of the latest fitness trends in North America. It is defined as fitness walking with specially designed light-weight poles. Originally from Finland, this activity has become very popular in Europe and is now taking America by storm. The many benefits appeals to a lot of people of different ages and fitness levels.
Here are a few reasons:
• NW is a low impact, full body activity, that by adding upper body involvement will burn 20-46% more calories than normal walking.
•NW can be done anywhere; sidewalks, trails, parks, and beaches.
•NW can be matched to each individual’s ability from rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, to sport level intense training.
•NW is a lot of fun in a group fitness class, but also in a one on one setting.
•The poles provide balance and stability as well as safety.
•The correct technique allows you to “open up” the short and tight muscles in front of the body (hip flexors, pectorals and shoulder muscles), and strengthen weak muscles in the back of the body (calves, hamstrings, glutes, back and triceps). By sitting too much, we create this front/back imbalance.
•NW can help relieve neck and shoulder pain.
•NW poles take the stress off the joints, especially the knees, to make up hill and down hill walking easier.
•And last but not least, it enhances your mood and gets you outside.
So, get a GRIP on health. Prevent degeneration of your muscles and bones and add Nordic Walking to your weekly workout routine.
Contact Annette Tannander Bank at 720-220-2937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructor
Annette came to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado as part of a Championship Track Team. Following her graduation she stayed in Boulder and started her career at RallySport.
A former Collegiate Athlete and Olympian for her native country, Sweden, Annette successfully competed in high jump in the 1976, Montreal Games and in the Heptathlon in the 1984, Los Angeles Games. As an experienced professional athlete she likes to see her clients compete with time and defy the normal effects of aging. By utilizing strength, functional and core training as well as flexibility, cardiovascular training, post workout massage and relaxation, she provides a personal training experience that is versatile and fun.
A mother of two athletes herself, Annette understands the demands of a busy schedule and creates a fitness training experience that is time efficient, focused and beneficial. Annette likes to introduce Nordic Walking, to clients, because of the many benefits it provides people of all ages and abilities.
In addition to being a proud and happy mother and Fitness Professional, Annette has worked as a track coach at College and High school level and is currently the high jump and hurdles coach at Monarch HS. She is also co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Fitness and played the role of Ursula Krull, an east-German world record holder in the 100m, 200m, and 400m, in the film GOLDEN GIRL.
Annette enjoys living in Colorado and taking advantage of its beautiful scenery and weather as much as possible by hiking, mountain biking, skiing & Nordic walking. She also enjoys music and handcraft.