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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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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10 reasons to love our poles

February 26, 2016 | By Urban Poling

 The ergonomic CoreGrips target your core Feel your abs tighten each time you push off and propel yourself forward with your poles. No pesky straps It’s easy to just grab-and-go with our strapless handles. No fussing with Velcro or adjusting of straps; Push off using the handles’ wide base. Prevent injuries that sometimes happen by […]

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Physiotherapists give thumbs…

October 21, 2011 | By Nadia

Canada NewsWire OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2011 An increasing number of Canadian physiotherapists are realizing the benefits of Nordic pole walking for their patients, adding a rehabilitation dimension to the already-popular fitness trend. Nordic pole walking boasts an easy-to-learn technique, with little risk to the body. It helps strengthen core muscles, contributes to weight loss and […]

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Canadian Living Magazine – Urban Poling

September 17, 2011 | By Nadia

Nordic-Walk Your Way to Weight Loss  ~by Cheryl Embrett We thought you’d be interested in this feature article, “Nordic-Walk Your Way to Weight Loss,”  just published in Canadian Living magazine. It’s an inspiring first-person story from an Urban Poling class participant and former marathon runner who has fallen in love with poling. “After four months […]

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Nordic Walking Pilot Trial – McGill University

October 29, 2010 | By Nadia

Canadian Physiotherapy Association, May 2010. A003 –Nordic walking for geriatric rehabilitation: A randomized pilot trial S Figueiredo,(1),(2) L Finch,(2) M Jiali,(2) S Ahmed,(1) A Huang,(3) and NE Mayo(1),(2),(3) 1)Faculty of Medicine, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada2)Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada3)Faculty of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics, […]

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Conquering Kilimanjaro & Parkinson’s

October 15, 2010 | By Nadia

Urban Poling Inc. is proud to support Heather Pardon, who will be using a pair of our Activator poles on her climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2011. Heather is a member of the Kili Conquerors for Parkinson’s team. The team, headed by registered nurse and wellness expert Reta Currie, is using the Mount Kilimanjaro climb […]

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