Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Need a Nordic Walking Instructor?

I am often asked how one goes about finding a Nordic Walking instructor - I'm pleased to get this question because in my opinion there is no better way to learn how to Nordic Walk than to hire a professional instructor, just like there's no better way to learn how to play golf, or tennis or do just about any sporting activity out there!

Hiring an instructor for a couple of hours from the outset not only avoids, weeks or even months of frustration but importantly, significantly increases the likelihood that the person seeking the instruction will still be Nordic Walking in 12 months time and that they won't have wasted their money on poles only for them to be gathering dust in the corner...

Occasionally a prospective new client says to me - "I'm not really sure what there is to learn, I would have thought it's as simple as picking up a pair of poles and walking with them"... Yeh right! When that prospective new client goes on to take training with me they are amazed at what they learn and can see the benefits of proper training as clear as the light of day!

So, you want an Instructor? Check out the following websites to see if there is an instructor within reasonable travelling distance for you:

http://www.nordicwalking.com/ Select your country, go to that website and look for instructors or classes.

http://www.leki.com/ Here you will find instructor listings in North America

http://www.fittrek.com/ Here you will find listings mainly for North America but also several other countries too.

http://www.skiwalk.com/ Instructors in Georgia, Texas & Mississippi USA

Can anyone else recommend a website with instructor listings? If so post a reply to this posting now!

If all else fails of course there is my book "Nordic Walking Step by Step". Amongst other things it teaches you in 10 easy steps how to Nordic Walk. I have written it as if I was teaching you on a one to one basis, in person. There are also advanced level training techniques and much much more.

To read the first 4 chapters plus the introduction by President of ANWA (American Nordic Walking Association) - Bernd Zimmermann for FREE - visit:

http://www.nordicwalkingstepbystep.com/ The book is available either as a downloadable ebook or as a physical book - The choice is yours.

My husband and I are certified Nordic Walking instructors by ANWA (www.anwa.us) in Middletown, NJ USA and surrounding areas. ANWA doesn't list instructors on their web site. However, if people contact them they'll give out the names of their instructors.
Daniela & Mike Josi
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