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Upcoming "Free"

Nordic Pole Walking Clinics

June 2017!

Learn how to turn an ordinary walk into a Full Body Low-Impact Workout!

All you need is comfortable clothing and a pair of walking or running shoes for the 9 am Indoor Introductory Nordic Pole walking clinics.

For anyone of any fitness level of any age!!!!!!


Everyone is welcome

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Upcoming Free Nordic Pole Walking clinics!

Spring is such a wonderful time to begin spending more time outdoors!!!
Mark your Calendars and invite friends and family :-)

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Next Free Nordic Pole Walking Clinic and Walk in Aurora
Sheppard's Bush in Aurora
We meet in the south parking lot off of Industrial Parkway beside the open soccer fields.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
&
Sunday, June 25,m 2017


9:00 - 10:45 am  "Introduction" to Nordic Pole Walking - Indoor Clinic
11:00 - 12:15 pm   Nordic Pole "Fitness" Walk - Dress for any Weather!

 

*The Introduction Clinic is for those who have never Nordic Walked before and for those who would like to brush up on their skills. You will learn how to set your pole height, how to use your straps, how to walk then the basic technique of Nordic Pole walking.   You will also learn about the health benefits as well as background scientific research in support of Nordic Pole Walking. 
 
*The Fitness walk is for anyone who has attended an “Introductory Clinic”, own their own poles and can easily walk for one hour.  It is wonderful to walk with others who love to Nordic Pole walk also.  There is always so much to learn and it is always fun to work on technique!  Everyone is welcome.  RSVP today and bring friend!
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*Walking poles will be provided for you to borrow for the Intro Clinic. You will have an opportunity to purchase your own set of poles at the end of the session if you wish.  The price of a set of Nordixx Poles with a carry bag and set of feet is $75 including tax and shipping.

 
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Nordic Pole Walking – The Health Benefits
 
1.         Nordic Pole Walking burns up to 46% more calories.
2.         Increases heart- and cardiovascular training up to 22%.
3.         Incorporates 90 % of all body muscles.
4.         Helps to eliminate back, shoulder and neck pain.
5.         Less impact on hip, knee and foot joints.
6.         Increases production of “positive” hormones.
7.         Supports stress management.
8.         Develops upright body posture.
 
There are approximately 350 clinical and scientific reports about the health benefits of Nordic Pole walking available in scientific publications
 
I also share a weekly email newsletter with upcoming events and nutrition information.  If you would like to receive this newsletter just email me at info@shawnnisbet.com and put newsletter in the subject line:-)
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Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Fitness Consultant, Yoga Teacher
& Master Nordic Pole Walking Instructor
info@shawnnisbet.com   
www.shawnnisbet.com    www.shawnnisbet.canada.juiceplus.com 


 
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Nordic Pole Walking Clinic Descriptions

 
  • First Steps Clinic is taught indoors with Shawn and if the weather is nice and everyone has winter apparal we can head outdoors for a bit.  This cliniic is designed for those who have never Nordic Pole walked and want to learn the basics of Nordic Pole Walking and also for the Nordic Pole walker who wants to work on their technique.
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  • Nordic Pole “Fitness” Walks are designed for those who have taken an “Introductory Clinic”, own their own poles and walk on a regular basis.  The walk will include a warm-up, fitness walk for 45 minutes, followed by a group stretch. This is a great way to spend time with others who love to Nordic Pole walk and to learn what your own fitness walk should look like. Dress for any weahter, bring your poles and stabilicers! So much fun!!
 RSVP with Shawn at info@shawnnisbet.com

Let us know if you would like to borrow a pair of poles for any of the above clinics!
Feel free to share this information with anyone you think may benefit from learning how to 
Nordic Pole Walk!

There is something for everyone!
Complimentary tea and coffee!

 
 
Nordic Pole Walking – The Health Benefits
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1.            Nordic Pole Walking burns up to 46% more calories.
2.            Increases heart- and cardiovascular training up to 22%.
3.            Incorporates 90 % of all body muscles.
4.            Helps to eliminate back, shoulder and neck pain.
5.            Less impact on hip, knee and foot joints.
6.            Increases production of “positive” hormones.
7.            Supports stress management.
8.            Develops upright body posture.

 
There are approximately 350 clinical and scientific reports about the health benefits of Nordic Pole walking available in scientific publications
 
I also share a weekly email newsletter with upcoming events and nutrition information.  If you would like to receive this newsletter just email me at info@shawnnisbet.com and put newsletter in the subject line:-)
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Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Fitness Consultant, Yoga Teacher
& Master Nordic Pole Walking Instructor
  info@shawnnisbet.com   
www.shawnnisbet.com    www.shawnnisbet.canada.juiceplus.com 


Everyone Welcome!
Invite Family and Friends:)


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There are approximately 350 clinical and scientific reports about the health benefits of Nordic Pole walking available in scientific publications

Nordic Pole walking is a full body work-out designed for anyone, of any age at any fitness level.  Wear comfortable clothing, running shoes or walking boots if there is snow and bring a water bottle.  The "Introduction" Clinic can be taught indoors if the weather is chilly or inclement but if the sun is shining we will spend some time outdoors!  Bring your jacket, hat and mitts just in case!

If you would like more information or if you would like to receive a confirmation with a little bit more information just email me at info@shawnnisbet.com.  I look forward to meeting you!  

Walking poles will be provided for the 9 am clinic, free of charge. You will have an opportunity to purchase your own set of poles at the end of the session if you wish.  The price of a set of Nordixx Poles with a carry bag and set of feet is $75 including tax and shipping

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Nordic Pole Walking Certification Course

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This course is for the person who would like to learn everything there is about Nordic Pole walking for themselves or for the person who would like to become an instructor to share their passion for this sport with others or perhaps even start up your own walking group! For more information just call Shawn at 416.804.0938, email questions to info@shawnnisbet.com or visit www.shawnnisbet.com.  Shawn offers this course only a few times per year!!Thank-you for joining our group!  I am so excited that you would like to learn more about Nordic Pole Walking.

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Dress for any weather and in case of rainy weather we will teach indoors.  You are more than welcome to join us for as many free clinics and walks as your like.  It is so much fun to walk with others

 

Purchasing Nordic Pole Tips (feet) 

Tips for your poles they can be purchased at the pro-shop at St. Andrews 
Valley Golf Course.  Price is $8 per pair! You can also purchase tips at any "Free Clinic"


Purchasing Nordic Poles
Poles are always available for purchase at all "Free Clinics" If you would like to purchase a set of poles just email or phone Shawn and they can be waiting for you at the pro-shop at St. Andrews Valley Golf Course the next day! 

Nordixx Walker: $75.00 including HST (poles, tips and carry bag)

info@shawnnisbet.com or 416.804.0938

 

 

WHY NORDIC POLE WALK?
Nordic Walking is one of the world's fastest growing physical activity. It is fun, social easy to learn and an effective way to be active. Do you prefer the outdoor to the gym? Is running too hard on your joints? Are you looking to get back in shape, build your endurance, tone your muscles, burn calories, lose weight? Well then you have come to the right place! Nordic Walking is as effective as jogging, as gentle as walking and it is perfect to do with a group of old and new friends. Because Nordic Walking uses poles it engages your whole body and works all your major muscles from head to toe. The result is an effective, easy and fun exercise that can be enjoyed by almost everyone - any age, any athletic ability.

Up to a 40% increase in calorie burn at a lower rate of perceived exertion is just one of the health benefits of Nordic Walking. Have fun training, stay fit with ease and get into shape.  Start Nordic Walking today!

 The History of
Nordic Pole Walking

 


Nordic Pole Walking originated in Finland and dates back to the early part of the 20th century.  To stay in great physical condition all year long cross country skiers used their ski poles during the warming months as their snow-free exercise.

In 1985 it was thought that if rubber tips were put onto the ski poles then those Nordic pole walkers could experience the same upper body conditioning while walking as a cross country skier did skiing. It is well documented that Cross Country Skiing is the most effective physical exercise for cardiovascular improvement and total body muscle strengthening and now Nordic Pole Walkers are able to gain the same health benefits while walking.

 The term “Nordic Walking” came into being in 1997 when a Finnish ski equipment manufacturer, in cooperation with athletes and sports medicine experts, developed a fitness walking pole with an innovative wrist strap system.  The wrist strap is the key component to the Nordic Pole Walking technique and allows the walker to access the full range of associated physical and health-related benefits.

Nordic Pole Walking has developed into a wonderful all-in-one exercise that not only develops good physical and muscular conditioning but it is also a safe and effective form of exercise for every one of all ages and fitness levels.  It is proving to be a fun, social, safe and very efficient way to exercise.

 
Health Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking

Nordic Pole Walking burns up to 46% more calories than     regular walking!

Increases heart- and cardiovascular training up to 22%. 

Incorporates 90 % of all body muscles. 

Helps to eliminate back, shoulder and neck pain. 

Up to 30% less impact on hip and knee joints. 

Increases Oxygen respiration by 25% or more. 

Supports stress management.

Develops upright body posture. 

There are approximately 350 clinical and scientific reports about the health benefits of Nordic Pole Walking available in scientific publications.

 

Benefits of Walking in general!

ü  Increase your energy level

ü  Enhance your mental well being

ü  Help you relax and sleep better

ü  Help you manage your body weight, reduce body fat and tone muscles

ü  Increase bone density to help prevent osteoporosis

ü  Help increase flexibility and co-ordination

ü  Reduce high cholesterol and lower your risk of high blood pressure, cancer of the colon, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis

Weekly Fitness, Health and Nutrition Tips:

ü  How to lose weight while walking

ü  Warm-up and cool-down tips

ü  Pedometers and the importance of 10,000 steps daily

ü  Healthy pre and post walking snacks

ü  “Personal Logging Forms” to keep you motivated and on track.

ü  Proper walking tips

ü  How to prevent sports injuries

ü  The importance of warming up and cooling down

ü  How to monitor your heart rate

 

 

BENEFITS OF AEROBIC (CARDIOVASCULAR) TRAINING

Aerobic training is the foundation upon which your health and performance goals are built, whether you are a world-class athlete or a beginner exerciser. Aerobic training increases aerobic capacity and builds a sound fitness foundation. Below are 10 of the many great reasons to train aerobically.

1.                    It increases heart size. Aerobic training causes an increase in the hearts’ weight as well as its volume. The left ventricle is the hardest working chamber of the heart. With aerobic training the wall thickens and the chamber size increases. These changes occur gradually over months or years of training.

2.                   You pump more blood through the body with every beat. Aerobic training increases the amount of blood ejected from the heart - the benefit of this is more efficient heart.

3.                   Resting heart rate drops. The resting heart rate decreases about one beat per minute for every 1-2 weeks of aerobic training (the effect drops off after about 10-20 weeks)

4.                  It improves cardiac output. This is the primary indicator of how well the body works. Cardiac output is determined by the heart rate and by the quantity of blood ejected with each heart beat. Aerobic training increases cardiac output.

5.                   It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that sedentary individuals have six times the incidence of heart disease than individuals who engage in regular physical activity. There is a substantial amount of evidence showing that regular aerobic exercise protects against heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. Research has also shown that an efficient oxygen transport system, lungs, cardiac output and enzyme system within the muscles - all benefits of aerobic exercise- lead to an efficient heart and thus a lower risk of disease.

6.                  The body becomes more efficient at utilizing fat. Studies have shown that with regular aerobic training people will become more efficient at utilizing fat. As aerobic training improves, so does fat burning, giving the body unlimited supplies of energy and decreasing the size of fat deposits around the body and in the arteries.

7.                   It increases aerobic capacity. An individual’s aerobic capacity is the body’s ability to store and transport fuel. A high aerobic capacity also allows for faster recovery after training sessions.

8.                  It speeds up oxygen delivery to working muscles. The transport and storage of oxygen within the muscle cell is aided by myoglobin. With regular aerobic training, myoglobin increases significantly, making for faster delivery of oxygen to the working muscles.

9.                  It reduces stress and anxiety. Doing aerobic training will help the body ‘absorb’ and alleviate stress and allow it to adapt to a higher fitness level.

 

You feel better after a workout
Aerobic training sessions are energizing, giving exercisers more vigour for the entire day.

 

Adapted from Exercise and Sport Science

 

 

                                 Shawn M. Nisbet, RHN, CFA

Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Fitness Consultant

& Nordic Pole Walking Master Instructor

416.804.0938     www.shawnnisbet.com     info@shawnnisbet.com

 





 
 
 
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