Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – June

June 7, 2019 | By Urban Poling

CRITICAL MONITOR LINES to the FINISH LINE This month will re-introduce Rob MacDonald, a miraculous story of a man who was told that he had only a 5% chance of walking after a devastating fall while on vacation. Congratulations to Rob for not only beating those odds, but for being a source of inspiration for […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – May

May 7, 2019 | By Urban Poling

For the month of May we are so pleased to be honouring Owen.  This blog is written through the voice of Gabriella De Nino, Registered Kinesiologist and Health Promotion Manager at Urban Poling Inc.  While at a Stroke Symposium hosted by the March of Dimes Canada, I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful woman […]

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#91is a Fighter- Paediatric Stroke Awareness Story

| By Urban Poling

While at a Stroke Symposium hosted by the March of Dimes Canada, I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful woman named Rebecca, who was there on behalf of her son Owen, a pediatric stroke survivor.  Rebecca told me about all Owen’s inspirational story and I was so moved by it that I had to […]

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Activator Poles – Prescribed by Surgeons, Physiatrists & Physicians

May 6, 2019 | By Urban Poling

We have been using the Activator poles in our clinics and hospital for a number of years now. Our population with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, hereditary spastic paraplegia, among others, are responding with a more normalized gait pattern, and are comfortable using the athletic-appearing aids in public. They are a very useful and effective […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award-April

April 4, 2019 | By Urban Poling

Thrilled to share our April Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award winners as these two people who are being honoured have done more than their fair share of inspiring!  Mandy Johnson (MJ) Urban Poling Ambassador Alberta MJ is an avid fitness enthusiast who has over 40 years experience in fitness, recreation, health promotion and active transportation. She […]

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Travelling the World the UP Way

March 11, 2019 | By Urban Poling

When travelling near or far, few would argue that the best way to experience new destinations is by self-propelled means.  Walking tours are an especially intimate, interactive and sensual way to experience the world. Whether it be an urban stroll, a wilderness hike, or an epic pilgrimage, Nordic walking with Urban Poles powers up your […]

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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019 | By Urban Poling

March 8th is International Women’s Day and Urban Poling salutes all women who make a difference in the lives of others each and every day.  We are proud to be 100% owned and operated by two amazing women, Mandy Shintani and Diana Oliver who are both certified through the WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). This […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award-March

March 6, 2019 | By Urban Poling

This month we would like to feature two extraordinary people who not only embody Wendi’s passion for Nordic Walking but they have personally used this passion to persevere through personal hurdles. Dr. Sarah Lord is this months Wendi Paterson Inspiration award in the fitness category! Sarah is a Health and Wellness Coordinator at Jean Coutu […]

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Fuel UP to keep moving

March 1, 2019 | By Urban Poling

By: Nina Munthe-LePage As a nutrition educator, I know that our engine (body) works at its best when we fuel up well in the morning. Ever since my young teenage years I have always been interested in healthy nutrition and exercise. Walking has been my favourite exercise since I was very young, my family always went […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award- February 2019

February 7, 2019 | By Urban Poling

Congratulations to this months Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award recipients! Firstly, we have Jane Cierpicki; Jane’s remarkable journey and commitment to embracing a healthy lifestyle is an example of what we can achieve with determination, regular physical activity and proper diet. Jane was much like many of us, not very athletic and did not enjoy exercising much. The turning point […]

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