Walk with Clive

Based in Ramsden, West Oxfordshire, UK, near to Charlbury, Finstock, Wilcote and Leafield.

Nordic Walking

Join Clive for a weekly walk and improve your form, balance, spatial awareness and pace with Nordic Walking.

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking is a form of physical activity, where the active use of a pair of specially designed Nordic Walking poles is added to regular walking.

Poles intensify walking and involve more muscles in the body, particularly the shoulders and arms, distributing effort throughout the whole body in a symmetrical and balanced way.

Sessions usually consist of a warm up, some work on technique, a walk and cool down stretches.

Who is it for?

Nordic Walking is suitable for a wide range of ages and fitness levels.

It’s good for cross-training athletes, fitness enthusiasts, recreational walkers, people looking to lose weight, and anybody new to exercise.

It’s ideal for people who have not exercised for a while, or people who dislike traditional sports or gym activities.

Beginners will need lessons to learn the basic pole techniques needed to gain the full benefits.

What are the benefits of Nordic Walking?

  • Increased cardio-vascular demand.
  • Increased caloric expenditure.
  • Relieves neck and shoulder pain and improves neck mobility.
  • Helps improve alignment, gait, stability and confidence for regular walking.
  • Allows the same intensity of running without the high impact.
  • Reduced load on hip and knee joints.
  • Effective for weight loss, back health and heart health.
  • Like walking, it can help to increase bone density and thereby prevent or lessen the progression of osteoporosis. It can also help prevent cardio-vascular disease, strokes, some cancers, obesity and poor mental health.
  • The intensity and goals of training can easily be adapted for individual needs.

NHS – Nordic Walking Benefits

Beginner courses (1 hour per week for 6 weeks)

Mixed ability group (max 8/1 hour/weekly)Clive & Co Walk

One-to-ones and small groups. Booking essential.

All poles provided.

Classes currently held on Saturday mornings in Ramsden village, Oxfordshire.

Click here for availability and to book your place.

Regular Walking

Ideal for those who would like to walk regularly with a group. Clive will plan different local routes each week with variation in terrain, texture and pace.  A fantastic opportunity to integrate indoor practise of alignment and movement, with your daily walking.

Mixed ability group (max 8/1 hour/weekly)

One-to-ones and small groups. Booking essential.

Click here for availability and to book your place.

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