Primary Care Network provides beneficial seniors programming- Lacombe, Alberta

January 18, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Urban Poling is proud to see that the The Primary Care Network (PCN), funded by Alberta’s health care system and overseen by local doctors is helping many Lacombe citizens. The program is province-wide and courses vary. In Lacombe, PCN offers exercise classes, Urban Poling instruction, a smoke cessation group, dietary advice, counselling and more ! […]

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March of Dimes Canada Month

January 17, 2018 | By Urban Poling

It’s the March of Dimes Canada Month and We’re Proud to be a part of it! January is March of Dimes Canada Month. Get involved in their annual Community Canvass Campaign by signing up as an online canvasser at marchofdimes.ca/communitycanvass, or by purchasing a set of ACTIVATOR poles on-line during the month of January. Over […]

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Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging (CCAA) and Urban Poling Inc.

December 21, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Urban Poling is pleased to announce that we will be offering a pre-conference course at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) Conference in London, Ontario June 7th 2018. First of it’s kind, we will be introducing the Ultimate Urban Poling Combination Course! The course features all of our highly requested learning tools in a […]

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Join Urban Poling at SunFit2018

December 20, 2017 | By Urban Poling

     Escape the chill of winter and join us as Urban Poling heads south to the sunny beaches of Cancun, Mexico.      We have partnered with LA Travel Group to bring you the ultimate health and wellness experience with our very own, Barb Gormley, Urban Poling Instructor and Master Trainer.         […]

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The Canadian Physiotherapy Association recognizes Urban Poling as a “Big Boost to your Health”

December 7, 2017 | By Urban Poling

A newly published article featured on the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s (CPA) blog titled “What Type of Walking Offers a Big Boost To Your Health” discusses the ins and outs of Nordic Walking, highlights the many benefits and even debunks common misconceptions of the sport. Here is a brief excerpt from the article highlighting the difference between Nordic […]

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100 Years Young and still Urban Poling!

September 27, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Bea Husser will be celebrating her 100th birthday on September 30, 2017.  She was born and raised on a farm just north of Ashmont, Alberta.  She was introduced to Urban Pole walking by Alberta’s Master trainer, Susan Yackulic, when the Cloverdale Community league hosted some Try-It sessions about 4 years ago.  She continues to walk, […]

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Nordic walking after Stroke

August 21, 2017 | By Urban Poling

This very interesting article reviews the first study on the long term beneficial effects of using Nordic walking (treadmill) to improve balance, gait and ADL for hemiplegic participants (Kang et al. 2016).  Find out why the authors of this review, Shintani & De Nino  are excited by the results of this new study but suggest […]

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Step into Nature

May 5, 2017 | By Urban Poling

May marks the start of many things, warmer weather (we hope), increased day-light, mental health awareness week, a fantastic time of year for poling and it coincides with the launch of Conservation Ontario’s Healthy Hikes Campaign!  Healthy Hikes is an annual initiative of Conservation Ontario, in partnership with Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities and other similarly-minded organizations. […]

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Get patients outdoors again with the Activator Poles – Physiopedia

March 17, 2017 | By Urban Poling

At the European Congress for Physiotherapist in Liverpool, UK we had the opportunity to introduce Wendy Walker to the Activator poles. PhysioPedia DECEMBER 21, 2016  Activator Poles A more natural walking aid… walking poles+. A review by Wendy Walker. I have trialled Activator walking poles with several patients, and the results are pleasing. They are […]

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Three supportive movements for Nordic walkers

March 13, 2017 | By Lisa Workman

Let’s be honest, some of us are fair weather walkers during the winter months. Our reason to move indoors might be to support our outdoor activities that we do during the other three seasons! Watch as Lisa, founder of The Why I Move Project, explains three supportive resistance:

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