Urban Poling in the News: Susan Yackulic

June 6, 2014 | By Nadia

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We wanted to share with you a video from CTV News Edmonton featuring one of our very own trainers, Susan Yackulic of Get Fit Personal Training! Susan is a new instructor, and here she is with her group on their first lesson together. The video is titled “Walkers in Cloverdale stepping out of comfort zone” – they’re trying something new, challenging themselves, and adopting a new way of staying active and experiencing their surroundings in Cloverdale! Even though they’re first-timers, we think Susan’s group looks amazing already. They look like naturals!

Susan also highlights how Urban Poling provides added stability and is beneficial for those looking for an activity that won’t put too much pressure on their joints. Meanwhile, some members of her group share their own reasons for why they love Urban Poling – take a look! Here is the link for the video, from the CTV News website: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=376115&playlistId=1.1853805&binId=1.1203428&playlistPageNum=1

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For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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