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
Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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