By Gill Stewart at
ADDING LIFE TO YOUR YEARS, NOT JUST YEARS TO YOUR LIFE!
Instructors who deliver this concept are trained to combine gentle pole walking with balance drills, resistance bands and smoveys to ensure there are no barriers to taking part and that each participant works according to their own level of mobility and fitness. There is no fear of being left behind, only a friendly exercise class that will overcome any weaker areas and build participants up towards walking more in the future. It’s ideal for Senior walkers or those who have been inactive due to poor health but do NOT have specific conditions that require referral by a GP. The programme is designed to enable NWUK Instructors to help those who may lack confidence but want to get their bodies moving!
Instructors typically use the EXERSTRIDER poles and techniques for these classes as these strapless poles are recommended for those who want effective fitness walking and poles that are both simple to use and adjust.
The NWUK Wellbeing programme is being used successfully by community projects and care homes across the UK and can be delivered with minimal equipment & cost.
Instructors who deliver the programme can be identified by the wellbeing icon
on the search page of the NWUK website* (if they choose to display it.)