First Nation – Introduction to Urban Poling
Find out how Urban Poling has become a highly effective and fun tool for first nation wellness programs. There are over 114 independent studies demonstrating the benefits of walking poles including: burning 2O to 46% more calories compared to walking, targeting your core muscles (especially important for diabetics), improving mood and reducing fatigue. We are very proud that our Spirit poles* were designed by Jordan Stranger, a young aboriginal artist from Winnipeg. Learn about using Urban Poling for programs targeting diabetes, pre/post natal, youth, mental health and addiction and elders. We offer wholesale pricing to First Nation groups (up to 45% off) and specialized training programs so your in-house staff can provide the program instead of using instructors outside of your community.
*3% of all Spirit poles are being donated to National Aboriginal Diabetes Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association. We have also designed a special poles for elders who have balance and stability issues called the ACTIVATOR poles.Click here to register or for dates
Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward. Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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