Nordic walking taster session in Great Dunmow
The new sport of Nordic walking is coming to Great Dunmow.
Uttlesford District Council has developed a weekly Nordic walking programme across the district, and the authority is hosting a taster session on the Recreation Ground. Meet at the Dourdan Pavilion car park on February 27 at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.
Nordic walking involves using poles to give your whole body a workout and is becoming increasingly popular in Britain. It exercises the upper body muscles as well as the legs in the same way as a cross-trainer in the gym.
Councillor Howard Rolfe, the council’s cabinet member for communities and partnerships with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “This is a great way for residents to get out and about, have fun and get fit at the same time.
“If you enjoy walking, come along and try Nordic walking.”
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On completion of the course participants will be able join other like-minded people walking to keep fit. The Nordic walking taster session is ideal for those who like outdoor activity and would be interested in giving Nordic walking a go.
Following the taster session, a four-week course starts on March 6 until and including March 27 at the same venue and time. Each session lasts about one hour and the cost for the course is £39 (Nordic walking poles are provided). On completion of the course, participants will receive a free five-walk UDC Nordic walking card, worth £20.
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Spaces are limited so anyone interested should reserve a place in advance by calling the council’s Customer Service Centre on 01799 510510. People taking part should download and complete a health questionnaire in advance and bring it with them on the day. The form can be found at uttlesford.gov.uk/nordicwalking
Anyone with concerns about health issues can contact qualified Nordic walking instructor Paul Goddard in advance via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by texting or calling 07794 867344 or turn up 15 minutes early for the session.