Nordic Walking as an Olympic Sport

September 16, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

This past summer I hosted a charity Urban Poling session. During our walk, we couldn’t help ourselves from talking about the Olympics. It was mid-August and the 2016 Rio Olympics was in full swing. As our conversation shifted to all the different types of sports at the Games, one participant questioned, “What if nordic walking […]

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Walking to school: a step in the right direction

August 30, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

The last few days of the summer break are upon us, and it won’t be long before the school bells ring. Help your kids kick off a healthy school year by encouraging them to use active transportation to get to and from school – cycling, roller blading, or our favorite (what could be simpler?!) mode […]

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Left foot, Right foot

August 3, 2016 | By Blue Jay Bridge

My family and I recently returned from a trip to Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary, Canmore and Banff) to celebrate my 40th birthday. A big part of this family trip was experiencing and participating in new and unique (for our prairie family) physical activity opportunities as a family. Essentially we were using physical activity to create  memories […]

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Urban Poling – the “take anywhere” workout

July 12, 2016 | By Madeline Camire-Cameron

Wondering how you’ll stay active and fit on vacation this summer? Just add poles! Whether you’re discovering a bustling city, trekking through a national park, or hiking a coastal trail, exploring with a set of our poles in hand will extend your stamina and ensure you get a great workout along the way. Urban poling, […]

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Take steps to improve your health…at every age and stage

July 4, 2016 | By Madeline Camire-Cameron

By Madeline Camiré-Cameron Ready to get fit? Try Nordic walking! This full-body workout is free (once you have poles), fun, and versatile, and is the perfect activity for people at every age and stage. Families – The single best thing Canadians can do for their health is to walk more – and let’s face it… […]

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From Runner to Urban Poler

June 6, 2016 | By Amy Ku

When I discovered I wouldn’t be able to participate in my ninth Vancouver Half-Marathon, I sat down and cried. Running was my passion, and for over five years it had kept me fit and healthy. Hearing my running buddies talking about their upcoming races made me feel downright depressed. I was 50-years-old and had been […]

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Enter Our Father’s Day Contest!

June 4, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Share a picture and tell us about an active and healthy male role model in your life.  He could win one of two Father’s Day Prize Packs! Each Prize Pack Contains: 2 Sets of Urban Poling Nordic Walking Poles, each with a carrying case; A $25 Starbuck’s Gift Card; A large tub of protein powder […]

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VIDEO: Three myths about Nordic walking

June 2, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

Are you hesitant to walk with a set of poles? Fear not. It might all come down to the stories you are telling yourself about what walking with poles is all about. Let’s uncover three common stories, or shall we say myths about Nordic walking. Myth #1: Walking with poles is for older adults, people […]

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What is interval training?

May 26, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Ready to pump up your walking routine? Want to burn more calories in less time? Consider aerobic interval training!  No longer just for athletes, interval training (often referred to as HIIT or ‘high intensity interval training’) has earned its rightful place as a highly effective fitness-building strategy for the average person. What is interval training? […]

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Stay active and stay cool as summer heats up

May 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Oh Canada! We spend our winters waiting for summer, and our summers wishing it wasn’t quite so hot! Happily, exercising outdoors throughout the summer is a safe option for most people, providing a few common-sense tips are followed. Here’s what experts suggest: Keep your cool: Exercise at the coolest time of day. In summer, this […]

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