NORDIC WALKING - CLASSES & EXPERIENCES
Nordic Walking is the latest revolutionary full body workout that you can do anywhere. You can work the upper body whilst you're walking by using specially designed Nordic Walking Poles. Above you see Pip Bateman who taught Sarah Beeny how to Nordic Walk as part of the BBC Village SOS series.
So what is Nordic Walking? Originating in the 1930s when cross country skiers devised a way of training in the summer months using just poles, it wasn't until the 1980s that what is now known as Nordic Walking really began.
In the late 1990s 3 key organisations in Finland collaborated to develop this emerging recreational activity. INWA (International Nordic Walking Federation) was formed in 2000 with the aim of promoting Nordic Walking globally. Nordic Walking arrived in the UK in 2005 with British Nordic Walking forming in 2008.
Today 20% of the population of Finland Nordic Walk and it is estimated that there are now over 10 million Nordic Walkers throughout the world in over 20 countries.
Nordic Walking enhances your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuine whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.
The benefits include:
•Burns 400 calories per hour
•Exercises 90% of your skeletal muscle
•Releases shoulder / neck tension
•Reduces the impact on joints
•Requires less effort than normal walking
•Prevents the progression of osteoporosis
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If you are interested in trying out this fabulous activity in the Newstead and North Notts area - just Contact Pip to book your place on 07833587091
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BRITISH NORDIC WALKING FEDERATION
NORDIC WALKING FOR ALL - Book places now for 2017
Beginners Induction: Advance bookings required
Millhouses Park Tuesday 10:15 to 10:45am
Sherwood Pines Tuesday 5.15 - 5.45pm / Thursday 10.15 - 10.45am
Clumber Park Friday 10.15 to 10.45am
Newstead Abbey Saturday 10.15 to 10.45am
Nordic Walking: £5.00 per hour
(Pole hire an additional £1 per hour session)
Once you have completed an Induction Session you can just turn up for any of these classes:
Millhouses Park Tuesday 11am - 12pm
Sherwood Pines Tuesday 6 - 7pm
Sherwood Pines Thursday 11am - 12pm
Clumber Park Friday 11am - 12pm
Newstead Abbey Saturday 11pm to 12pm
Nordic Social Walks
Several Social Nordic Walks are arranged throughout the year. These are usually held on a Sunday. We head to different locations to walk, talk before we head for something to eat. These are free to our Nordic Walkers but there is no instruction provided. This gives you a chance to really enjoy Nordic Walking as part of a group. If you need poles there is a small hire charge of £1 per set.
Interested? Check out our latest class timetable below
Nordic Walking Locations in North Nottinghamshire
So, you have found a date that suits you. You are now almost ready to book your first (Induction) session. Check out our locations and choose one that suits you best.
Maps of all locations can be found by clicking on the list below. You are taken to Google Maps so you can search for your route too.
So, now you know where you want to try out Nordic Walking and which venue suits you best. Our instructor's contact details are listed below. Our email contact form is available if you just click on our contact information. So get in touch to reserve your place on your first Nordic Walking session.
NORDIC WALKING EXPERIENCE - GIFT CERTIFICATES
Stuck for finding that gift with a difference? Why not buy one of our Gift Vouchers? These are personalised with your name as the gifter and the receiver's name. They are printed on quality parchment paper and matching envelope and posted out to you.
The certificate entitles the receiver to experience Nordic Walking at one of our stunning North Nottinghamshire venues. You can buy any number of classes at £6 per session or choose to buy our discounted 6 set at the reduced price of £30.00
Just click on the voucher and you will find our contact information. Payment methods will be explained when you make your request.
CORPORATE & STAFF WELL BEING NORDIC WALKING EXPERIENCES
Nordic Walking Experience days are centred around the magnificent Newstead Abbey, and can be designed to suit your company needs, whether looking for an activity to promote well being in your employee teams or a new idea to entertain your corporate clients.
They are run as either full or half days, and include instruction from a qualified trainer, use of special Nordic Poles, access to the walking trails on a privately owned estate within the Abbey grounds, and refreshments served in the Abbey’s historic rooms.
If you are interested in trying out this fabulous activity in the Newstead and North Notts area - just Contact Pip to book your place on 01623 406272 / 07833587091
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BRITISH NORDIC WALKING FEDERATION
Corporate Away Day Information can be found if you click on this pdf....
Well being Workshops
Our skilled workshop leaders deliver a wide range of well being workshops. If you want a specific workshop creating we work with you to ensure that your requests are met.
Here is a selection of some of the most popular sessions...
Qi Gong (pronounced ‘Chee Gong’) for beginners
Qi Gong is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that combines movement, meditation and regulation of breathing to enhance the flow of energy in the body thereby improving circulation and boosting your immune system. A ‘softer’ form of T’ai Chi, the exercises are simple to perform and they are suitable for all levels of fitness. This class can be performed in a chair if preferred.
Yoga for beginners
This is an introduction to yoga and its benefits on the body. Our aim is to dispel the myth that yoga is for ‘hippies’. Yoga is a form of self-massage and stimulates all systems of the body. This workshop is not about ‘The perfect pose’ but introduces ways to help you strengthen and rebalance your body within your own limits. You will learn asanas (poses) that you can adopt into your daily routine.
This workshop is designed to be an informal, yet structured discussion on stress management that will teach you skills to relax your mind and body. You will have the opportunity to discuss and share your views on stress and how it affects you. We will offer top tips to help you combat the effects of stress including: Time management, exercise, gentle stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques. You will end the session with a visualisation exercise that will help to promote feelings of deep relaxation and well-being.
We all get stressed out and wound up with our busy lives at school, work and at home. This workshop will help you to identify the areas of your life that cause you to be stressed and help you to discover simple and easy ways and techniques to relax – anytime, anyplace, anywhere!
An introduction to T’ai Chi – 6 Million Chinese can’t be wrong!
T'ai Chi is a form of martial art and exercise which uses slow and flowing movement to both discipline and calm the mind, body and spirit. This workshop includes: Recognizing the signs of stress and its physical symptoms; T'ai Chi exercises encourage deeper breathing and greater body awareness to calm the mind and relax the body. Workshops can also incorporate ‘Chinese Fans’ and ‘Swords’ to add an interesting element that often appeals to young people particularly.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Tutors use a variety of techniques to retrain the mind to deal with life’s stresses and strains. These useful tools can help with a wide range of problems and issues ranging from self-confidence, phobias, public speaking and teaching. Strategies help with success in any area of life.
Meditation for stress relief
Meditation sends you into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. This workshop will introduce you to relaxation techniques through breathing and visualisation to promote relief from the stresses of modern day life.
The word ‘Chakra’ literally means ‘wheel’ or ‘disc’. In many cultures there is the belief that chakras are energy centres situated through our bodies. This relaxing workshop will introduce you to the chakra system and to a meditation that will cleanse and balance you, re-connecting your mind, body and spirit.
De-stress at your desk
This workshop explores why so many people are suffering from joint pain nowadays. We introduce methods and exercises to deal with such symptoms. Our practitioner will introduce you to skills you need to simply de-stress and impart techniques to help combat RSI, back and neck pain.
Colours for Confidence
This workshop will take a look at the role that colour plays in our image and the way we relate to other people. You will learn what colour analysis is all about and get an idea of what colours work for you. Learn about the psychological messages we are giving out to others with our use of colour, and how colour can be used as a tool for healing and development.
And / or Body image
Do you love your body? Take a ‘Gok’ style look at your body shape and proportions (don’t worry, no nudity required!) Learn simple ways to dress to make the most of your shape and love the body you have.
An introduction to Nordic Walking (Outdoor activity)
Nordic Walking is an exciting new outdoor walking technique using specially designed poles. Often described as a full body workout, it is a fun way of toning the back, chest and arms. This dynamic exercise relieves tension in the neck and shoulders and can help conditions such as whiplash, fibromyalgia, backache and MS. The class will introduce you to the benefits of Nordic Walking at an outdoor venue of your choice for classes of up to 15 people. This is an excellent team building activity!
An introduction to Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
TFT is a simple meridian balancing technique, which can provide relief from pain, phobias, craving, diseases and emotional issues. Simply stated, it is a unique version of acupuncture except you don't use needles. Instead, you stimulate well-established energy meridian points on your body by tapping them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. This interactive workshop arms you with tools to take away and use immediately and safely.
Massage skills workshops
We have workshop leaders with an array of skills to pass on. Any of our hands on therapies can be delivered in workshop style enabling you to take away practical skills for use as self help techniques and with family and friends. We will tailor make the session to suit your requests and needs.
Peer Massage is for adults too
Peer Massage has been introduced to UK schools to enhance children’s sense of health & well being. The ‘weather massage’ is for adults too and is a fun way to learn clothed upper body massage techniques. Working in pairs you will work through a story, learning massage skills that you will be able to practise on your friends and family.
EVENT ENHANCEMENT SERVICE
If you are involved in organising events, whether it be team building activities for your staff, conferences and trade fairs, hospitality for clients or saying thank you to your volunteers - We can make your event unique, memorable, beneficial and combat the effects of stress at the same time.
“Easy, patient and willing to work to achieve the best for the project"
Donna Goodwin, Events and Marketing Manager; East Midlands Designer Outlet
The Co-operative Pharmacy regularly book the Holistic Health Team to deliver onsite massage to enhance their presence at various national conferences. We are now regular attendees at the annual NHS Confederation and NHS Alliance Conferences.
HHT can deliver 20 therapy tasters in 6 hours per therapist. We also ask for feedback from those who access this innovative service. The Co-op Pharmacy feel that this positive partnership is a good move for them!
" This is the second national exhibition we have used the team from HHT. The interest that is generated by their presence is amazing and we have seen a marked increase in client interest, up 25% on previous exhibitions, in our product offering. Their professionalism is second to none and once customers have had a treatment they are far more receptive to discussing new opportunities."
Spencer Noble, Professional Services Manager (Following NHS Confederation Conference 2007)
Comments were invited from delegates receiving a taster treatment. These included:
"A pleasant, de-stressing experience, which will set me up for the day"
NHS Audit Commissioner
"A great treat! Thoroughly recommended"
Representative from the Healthcare Commission
"Absolutely fabulous! Really good advice afterwards too"
"Brilliant idea. Thank you"
Department of Health Executive
So, go ahead....Enhance your event...Book the HHT...NOW!