Abbot Pass Hike

July 16, 2016 | By Jocelyn Clennett

I’ve always considered myself somewhat of an experienced hiker until I hiked up to the Abbot Pass Hut, the second highest permanent structure in Canada. Two years ago I went on my first trekking trip on the Juan de Fuca trail located on the west coast of Vancouver Island with a group of 8 ladies. To […]

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Urban Poling – the “take anywhere” workout

July 12, 2016 | By Madeline Camire-Cameron

Wondering how you’ll stay active and fit on vacation this summer? Just add poles! Whether you’re discovering a bustling city, trekking through a national park, or hiking a coastal trail, exploring with a set of our poles in hand will extend your stamina and ensure you get a great workout along the way. Urban poling, […]

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Take steps to improve your health…at every age and stage

July 4, 2016 | By Madeline Camire-Cameron

By Madeline Camiré-Cameron Ready to get fit? Try Nordic walking! This full-body workout is free (once you have poles), fun, and versatile, and is the perfect activity for people at every age and stage. Families – The single best thing Canadians can do for their health is to walk more – and let’s face it… […]

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Harry McMurtry completes 500 Miles for Parkinson’s

June 22, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Congratulations to Harry McMurtry who arrived to a large fan base in Toronto to celebrate his 500 Mile trek from Manhattan to raise research funds and awareness for Parkinson’s. Along with the media and dignitaries our very own Fiath Julien was at the celebration to be part of the congratulatory spectators on this memorable occasion for Harry and […]

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CTV News – Harry McMurtry on his 500 Miles for Parkinson’s

June 17, 2016 | By Urban Poling

This CTV news clip features Harry McMurtry on his 500 Miles for Parkinson’s to raise funds for research and awareness about PD.   In this video clip, Harry is using ACTIVATOR poles which are often recommended by physios for their clients with PD as the poles have a direct impact on posture, gait pattern and arm […]

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Father’s Day Contest Winners

| By Urban Poling

Congratulations to Melissa and Toby who were selected as the winners of our Father’s Day contest.  A big thank you to Boomer Nutrition for their contribution to the prize package. Thank you also to everyone who entered the contest and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! My grandfather inspires me to be […]

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Urban Poling Introduces the CoreGrip – Patent Pending

June 7, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Media Contact: Mandy Shintani managing director Urban Poling Inc. mandy@urbanpoling.com 877-499-7999 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Urban Poling Introduces the CoreGrip – Featuring Improved Ergonomics and Comfort [Vancouver, B.C. – June 7, 2016]—Urban Poling Inc., a national manufacturer and distributor of Nordic walking poles and accessories, announces the launch of its new CoreGrip (patent pending) handles. […]

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From Runner to Urban Poler

June 6, 2016 | By Amy Ku

When I discovered I wouldn’t be able to participate in my ninth Vancouver Half-Marathon, I sat down and cried. Running was my passion, and for over five years it had kept me fit and healthy. Hearing my running buddies talking about their upcoming races made me feel downright depressed. I was 50-years-old and had been […]

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Enter Our Father’s Day Contest!

June 4, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Share a picture and tell us about an active and healthy male role model in your life.  He could win one of two Father’s Day Prize Packs! Each Prize Pack Contains: 2 Sets of Urban Poling Nordic Walking Poles, each with a carrying case; A $25 Starbuck’s Gift Card; A large tub of protein powder […]

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VIDEO: Three myths about Nordic walking

June 2, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

Are you hesitant to walk with a set of poles? Fear not. It might all come down to the stories you are telling yourself about what walking with poles is all about. Let’s uncover three common stories, or shall we say myths about Nordic walking. Myth #1: Walking with poles is for older adults, people […]

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