Like any other endeavour in life, professional goals are more easily met with the support and encouragement of like-minded people. Urban Poling’s partners come in a variety of shapes and sizes – all equally important and vital relationships that we as a team value so much.
Aside from the amazing partners listed below we want to thank the instructors, community centres, hospitals, clinics, schools and retailers across the country that we work with on a daily basis to help educate and provide options to more and more Canadians on the benefits of Urban Poling.
|Urban Poling is proud to be a corporate sponsor of The Arthritis Society. The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.|
|Urban Poling is honored to sponsor The March of Dimes Canada whose mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with physical disabilities.|
Urban Poling is proud to be a part of the Blue Circle Program in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. We support this incredible organization through the sales of our Spirit poles and Spirit-related products. Their mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure.
|NADA is a not-for-profit members-led organization established in 1995 to address the rising rates of diabetes in Canada’s Aboriginal communities. We support NADA through the sales of our Spirit poles and Spirit-related products. NADA’s mission is to be the driving force in addressing diabetes in Aboriginal people as a priority health issue by working with individuals, Aboriginal communities and organizations in a culturally respectful manner to promote healthy lifestyles among Aboriginal people today and for future generations.|
The Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada is dedicated to supporting cardiac rehabilitation and the advocacy of prevention and education across Canada. Urban Poling donates 10% of sales directed from the National Walk of Life Campaign to the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada.
|Champion of the World Obesity Federation whose mission is to lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity. Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations.|
Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) is a national movement to promote physical activity as a chronic disease prevention and management strategy to improve the health of Canadians. Their philosophy is based on abundant evidence that physical activity and exercise reduce the risk of chronic disease. Exercise is Medicine® is a global initiative.
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for financial security and improved health care for Canadians as we age. With over 300,000 members and nearly 50 chapters across Canada, CARP works closely with all levels of government and collaborates with other organizations to advocate on health and financial issues. CARP enlists its members’ voices to increase its clout to most effectively advocate for the 50+. We invite you to join us today!
|The Canadian Volkssport Federation consists of 34 walking clubs across Canada who promote walking for fun, friendship, and fitness. The clubs have volunteers who lead group walks locally and set up walking routes for individuals to complete on their own. Walking routes have been set up in all provinces and territories. Achievement awards are earned for accumulated walking distances and participation in a variety of different walking programs. The Canadian Volkssport Federation is a member of the IVV – an international organization with walking groups in over 50 different countries. Every second year, a national walking convention is held. Next May, the convention will be held in Langley, B.C. Urban Poling is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the CVF/FCV Langley Convention.|
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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