February is #HeartHealth Month – Nordic Walking Warms The Heart!

February 2, 2018 | By Urban Poling

February is Heart Health Month and each year fantastic organizations like the Cardiac Health Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation aim to educate Canadians about the risks associated with heart disease and measures that we can all take to both prevent but also recognize the signs of a heart attack or stroke. In addition […]

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Silver Skate Festival

January 19, 2018 | By Urban Poling

The mission of the Silver Skate Festival Society is to provide a free family-oriented winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture, showcasing various skating disciplines and promoting outdoor activities in Edmonton. Urban poling is very excited to announce that we will be at the Silver Skate Festival providing Nordic Walking 101 sessions in Hawrelak Park, […]

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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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ACTIVATOR & Urban Poling Course – Canadian Centre of Activity and Aging

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 ACTIVATOR & Urban Poling Combination Course! The course features all of our highly requested learning tools […]

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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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