The purpose of this introductory 75 min. session, offered year round, is for you to learn correct Nordic Walking technique. A popular misconception is that Nordic Walking is simply walking with poles. Nothing could be farther from reality! There is a specific technique to be learned in order to perfect the plant, push, propel actions that turn a walk into a turbo-charged aerobic activity. Learn more here & be sure to watch the 1 minute video.
This session is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities. The walks will take place in scenic locales near the town centre, with minimal elevation change. But the scenery will be outstanding so be sure to bring your camera for a photo stop or two!
The focus of these small group sessions is proper use of the equipment and proper Nordic walking technique. By the time you are finished, you'll have all the information you need to use your poles on your own, with friends, or on more adventurous outings with other Adventure Hub partners. Indeed, if you wish to continue with an exploration of all Canmore has to offer, I can provide a 50% discount on booking your group of 2 - 4 people a unique & thoroughly entertaining Mystery Town Tour, a self-guided walking (or cycling) tour using your smart phone.
COST: $25 includes use of poles (plus ice cleats in the winter)
What to wear & bring (winter):
- Wear a long sleeve t-shirt/thermal underwear top plus 1 or 2 layers (i.e.: light fleece top, heavier fleece top) & a wind/waterproof shell.
- Wear winter boots or lined hiking boots.
- Leave purses behind at home. A small backpack is a great bring-along for your personal items.
- Bring water, gloves/mitts, a hat/headband, scarf/buff/neck warmer, tissues/handkerchief, sunglasses and don't forget your camera!
Rocky Mountain Soap Women's Walk participants, select April 7 or May 5 from calendar to book your session. 100% of proceeds from these two sessions will be donated to FAST & FEMALE.
Where to meet:
Malcolm Hotel lobby - 321 Spring Creek Dr.
Parking: Nearby, on road
Washrooms: In hotel lobby
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm,
Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm,
Sundays, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
.... or by appointment with minimum group of 4 people.