A Testament to Urban Poling
April 17, 2018 | By Urban Poling
Below you will read a testimonial from an Urban Pole User- Florence. Florence is a
frequent member of the Polercise group in Waterloo and she had this note (originally hand written might I add) that she wanted to share with us, and of course all of you !
Keep on reading to find out the moment Florence felt the difference while walking with/without her Urban Poles !
“The other day I realized what a different it makes when you usethe poles for walking.
I usually walk the halls in the apartment building for a half hour each evening. It helps me keep mobile and also being border-line diabetic it keeps my blood sugar level under control.
My son was visiting me so I asked him to go with me for a walk outside. I didn’t use the poles and before we got back he said “are you alright, you sound as if you were running a marathon”. I sat on the first chair I saw when I got in the front door and I am only 90 years young !”
Urban PolingCo-directors Mandy Shintani and Diana Oliver are women at different stages of life with very different professional backgrounds, yet they share a dream – to help others realize the many benefits Urban Poling has given to them.
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