More Nordic Walking Taster Sessions

nordic-walkingCongratulations to Charlie and Sally Wiggin, Janet Smith, Moira Hankinson, John Simpson and Helen Murray who have recently been awarded their certificate of competence in Nordic walking after completing the 4 week Learn to Nordic Walk course with Anthea Osborn-Jones from A Foot in the Chilterns.

SODC Go Active and A Foot in the Chilterns are running 2 more free taster sessions in Henley on Thursday 21 November at Mill Lane RG9 4HD and Monday 2 December at Henley Leisure Centre. Nordic walking poles are provided for these sessions.

NORDIC WALKING is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with over 10 million enthusiasts now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super fit cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer.

It’s suitable for all ages and fitness levels, simple to learn and really sociable. By using the specially designed poles, you can use all the major muscles in the body and burn up to twice as many calories as ordinary walking but the best thing is that the poles actually propel you along so it feels easier!

The poles also reduce the pressure on the knees and joints and the gentle upper body movement is great for easing back and neck pain too. It’s so effective that it is being used for weight loss, rehabilitation and sports specific training all the over the UK and those that have tried all agree that being outdoors was energising and that they felt fantastic afterwards!

However it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified Instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.


As a Nordic Walking UK Instructor and delivery partner Anthea is able to offer Learn to Nordic walk classes leading to a competence ceritficate and Freedom card. Once taught the technique which typically takes 4 x 1 hour sessions you can choose to walk with any group or on your own. A range of walks are on offer to those who have learnt the techinique.

As an experienced occupational therapist Anthea is able to work with those wishing to use Nordic walking for rehabilitation and those with mobility problems.

All walks are either in Henley on Thames or nearby.

Contact Anthea on 01491 573208 or 07966 245264 or by email to info@afootinthechilterns for more information or to book your place.