Tuesday, January 30, 2007


5 Years of 'Viking Hiking' in Aberdeen, Scotland

Members of the 'Friskis & Svettis' exercise association, Aberdeen, Scotland will meet on Sunday 11th February 2007 for an afternoon of Nordic Walking, or as they call it 'Viking Hiking'...It's got a nice kind of ring to it don't you think? Ed.

After the walk there will be a tea party to celebrate the group's 5th Birthday. They now run 7 weekly sessions with anything up to 25 participants of varying ages at each session.

Most walks last one hour and everyone is welcome! After each walk participants enjoy a welcome cup of tea or coffee together. Poles can be hired for a nominal fee and tuition is free. Group leaders are all trained volunteers.

'Friskis & Svettis' is a Europe wide non-profit making exercise association based in Sweden, offering ‘Viking Hiking’ sessions and 'Exercise to Music' classes. It was founded in 1978 and currently has 370,000 members in 11 countries, most of them in Sweden and Norway.

The Aberdeen Co-ordinator is is John Greig and John can be contacted on: 01224 321088 or e-mail PandJGreig@aol.com

Website: http://www.fsaberdeen.co.uk

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