March 23, 2012 | By Nadia
Fitness Expert: Libby Norris explains Urban Poling / Nordic walking
Learn about some of the features of the Urban Poles and how to walk with them to engage the whole body to realize the greatest fitness benefit. Watch the full segment.
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