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Skort it out!

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Lets face it there have been some seriously hot days this Summer and the search for comfortable but FLATTERING shorts that would keep you cool when walking has been a challenge That’s where our chums at FLANCI come in The SKORT comprises of a comfortable pair of cycling style shorts with our unique contours fabric


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Instructor training is back on course!

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Its so good to be back and the new format worked! That was the verdict of our Tutor team this week as they completed the first Instructor training  course since lockdown. Our Diploma in Nordic and Fitness walking is the key to getting our programmes delivered to as many people as possible, so it was


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A good ticking off!

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It’s so good to get used to being out and about again but be aware that there is a welcome party waiting for you as you stride out through the long grass and bracken!   Ticks are lurking in the undergrowth waiting for their next host to brush past them. Some of them are really


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Strong & Steady with N. Yorks Sport

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Our innovative bespoke on line training for rehabilitation teams has helped one group of exercise referral specialists who work across North Yorks in the Hambleton, Harrogate and Richmondshire districts to keep people on their feet despite the current COVID 19 situation. The team from North Yorks sport are pictured above delivering a pre  COVID session


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Activity cards for Move with Mencap

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The WALX team love to create workouts that make you smile so when Mencap asked us to help with some ideas for easy to follow walking activities for their #movewithmencap campaign , we were only too happy to help. Even better that we were asked to make them really engaging in order to help people


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Our Academy is open again!

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Great news for all the prospective Instructors and professional partners whose courses were postponed or on hold due to the lockdown! Our training options for walking groups are back! Not only are we back with NEW dates but we have managed to create even more on line content to help reduce the need for travel


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POWER of the POLES now available

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Our new Pole walking induction has been trialled to great effect and both our Nordic Walking UK and WALX Instructors have completed their training so they are ready to deliver it all over the UK. The POWER of POLES Induction is totally unique in that it explores the use of both strapless and Nordic walking


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Stepping out safely!

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We take your health and wellbeing very seriously, so when we say we are resuming group sessions we can assure you that every step (excuse the pun) has been taken to keep you safe. These are the measures our groups are implementing across the UK:- Risk Assessment All routes and venues are risk assessed for


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The power of poles indeed!

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We thought we would share this testimonial which absolutely demonstrates how life changing joining a NWUK group can be! “I have a condition called EGPA plus resultant nerve damage/problems and two years ago I spent six months using a wheelchair when I was outside the house.  I did improve to the point of being able


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Darling Buds of May………..

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Maybe our blog titles recently are showing our age? First we had Only Fools and Horses references and now this! Maybe its a weird David Jason thing or lockdown is getting to us? Anyway, after the success our our bluebell feature and virtual mass Dawn chorus walk, we have been flooded with messages from those


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Stepping out with Caution – Poles apart!

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At NWUK we will be stepping back out with caution in the coming months to make sure that people can enjoy safe, effective outdoor exercise with our professional Instructors. To help keep everybody safe we have added some questions to our on line medical screening, provided advice on route planning, hygiene and travel to our


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My Poles helped me to recover from COVID 19

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Julia Houlton wrote to her local Instructor Sylvia Zugor in Chichester because she wanted to share her battle to regain her lung function, strength and mobility following Covid 19. Julia spent 18 days in hospital (St Richards Hospital Chichester), 6 of which were on a Ventilator. ” I came on the training session you organised


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