Urban Poling (Nordic Walking) Instructor Certification

Our practical and comprehensive 3.5 hour certification course teaches you everything you need to know about Urban Poling techniques and gives you all the materials, tools and support you need to quickly and effectively start your own Urban Poling program or provide private sessions, classes and demonstrations.

The best prepared and supported online course, I have ever taken.”
– Margaret Parsons, Ontario

Ideal for: fitness instructors, recreation/wellness directors, diabetes educators, health care professionals, teachers and walking/hiking group leaders, and aspiring small business owners.  College & University students (scroll down for special programs).  No previous experience with Nordic walking is required.

189.99 online or 199.99 live

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If you don’t see the live course listed below, Contact Us about setting up an onsite course at your centre for as few as four participants, depending on your location. Our fantastic Master Trainers are available to teach across Canada.

City Date & Time Location Presenter


Online access will be provided after registration. The  course can be taken anytime at your convenience and the poles will be shipped directly to you. Mandy Shintani
Kingston, ON

Saturday, Aug 6

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

YMCA of Kingston.  Volunteers, email us with your name and organization to register. Kari Galasso
Mississauga, ON

Sunday, Sept 11, 2016

9:30 am – 1:30 pm

TBA Barb Gormley
Grande Prarie, AB

Wed., Sept 21, 2016

10:00 am – 2:30 pm

TBA Mandy Johnson
 Ottawa, ON Sat., Oct 15, 2016
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
 LiquidGym, 34 Stafford Rd, Nepean Wendi Paterson


Live course includes:

  • 50-page online manual
  • 1 set of Urban Poles (reg. 99.99)
  • Wholesale pricing on poles and accessories
  • Secrets of Success course
  • Private instructor website – resources and promotional materials
  • Monthly instructor newsletter
  • Certificate for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from 9 associations; canfitpro (2 for course + 4 for practicum *), CCAA, OFC (4), BCRPA (4), SPRA (4), MFC (3), AFLCA (3). CESP & YMCA/YWCA upon request.

Online course includes: 

  • All items listed above
  • 2 hours video training and educational content
  • Free shipping of poles included with the course in Canada and the US

Note: Participants should only use this knowledge to work within their professional boundaries as determined by their association and college.

Urban Poling (Nordic Walking) Instructor Certification – for College & University Students

Available in a workshop format and can be incorporated into your school curriculum.

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