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.

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Second Nature

The most important aspect of Nordic walking is to just enjoy yourself.  After a while, the technique will become second nature and you will feel confident, efficient, and ready to take on the world!
– Mandy Shintani, OT

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