The Perfect Storm

September 2, 2016 | By Sue Colbourne

A Rehab-er becomes a Rehab-ee An OT’s personal story of recovery through the use of Urban Poles. As an occupational therapist, I have been successfully using Urban poles with clients since 2012. I was so impressed with the poles that I went on to become a Master Trainer so that I could teach other rehab […]

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John Fenton – 2015 Walk of Fame Winner

January 19, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Last year, we featured a walk of fame winner each month through our blog and social media who was nominated by one of our instructors, team members, or customers.  We had numerous submissions each month so the decisions were not always easy, and all of our Walk of Famers deserve to be commended for their […]

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Walk of Fame – Customer emails

August 7, 2015 | By Urban Poling

Thank you to our customers who submitted stories for our Walk of Fame Contest… Gloria – Cruising around the world! I got my poles in 2011 and use them nearly everyday regardless of the weather.    I even took them to Australia last year where I caught a 28 day cruise from Sydney to Vancouver […]

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Walk of Fame – Mary Beth Eckersley

June 5, 2015 | By Nadia

Mary Beth Eckersley is truly a role model for cancer survivors and for all of us.  Her journey with cancer started with stage three breast cancer in 2012.  She previously had survived cervical cancer 30 years earlier.  Despite multiple invasive surgeries and chemotherapy, Mary Beth has kept a very positive outlook. “Cancer has given me some pretty cool stuff.  I […]

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Walk of Fame – Rosemarie Sears

April 30, 2015 | By Nadia

Urban Poling, the Final Frontier The Voyages of a Fat-to-Fit Urban Poler by Rosemarie Sears This is the story of my 16-month-to-date mission to explore a strange new body, seek out a new life and to boldly go where this woman and this body has never gone before…or at least not for a very long […]

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Walk of Fame – Bea Huser

April 29, 2015 | By Nadia

Bea Huser is 97.5 years young! Bea is a retired teacher and she taught students that had hearing impairment as well as English at all grade levels. I met Bea last spring when she joined my Cloverdale neighbourhood Urban Poling walking class in Edmonton. She was an inspiration for all of the participants. She particularly […]

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Walk of Fame Contest – Bonnie Lindsay

April 28, 2015 | By Nadia

Osteoarthritis sidelined me 25 years ago; no more running, no more downhill skiing. I eventually lost so much range of motion I couldn’t ride a bike. Eventually, once I was considered ‘old enough’, I had first one knee, then the other replaced. Both surgeries were very successful, but still no running, no downhill skiing, and […]

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A Step in the Right Direction

November 7, 2014 | By Nadia

I have always been very passionate about the prevention and management of chronic disease, such as type 2 diabetes, through physical activity. My curiosity in understanding the state of health and disease, as well as the mechanisms behind the benefits of exercise, motivated me to pursue an academic career in Kinesiology and Health Sciences (BA), […]

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Stay Active – Breast Cancer Rehab with Urban Poling

October 1, 2014 | By Nadia

[October 1, 2014]  When breast cancer survivor Sue Imeson was faced with the common cardiovascular complications of treatment and recovery, she took to Urban Poling as her favourite method of treatment for a complete body workout.  “By including Urban Poling in my walking routine, it also helped to relieve the congested feeling in my arm,” […]

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