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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The Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – January 2019

January 10, 2019 | By Urban Poling

In honour of Wendi and in an effort to continue to inspire people to the power of physical activity and specifically Urban Poling – we are launching the Wendi Paterson Inspiration Awards for 2019!  People who will be recognized in the coming year are customers of ours who have done incredible things through their own […]

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Power UP 2 Conference

| By Urban Poling

2019 Marks 14 Years of excellence and education for Urban Poling Inc. What better way to celebrate our continued leadership in Canada and now beyond our borders than to host a conference! Our previous Power UP Conference received rave reviews and we are committed to making POWER UP² our best yet! Here’s a sneak peak […]

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The Wendi Paterson Award

December 11, 2018 | By Urban Poling

This year, we will be launching a new award to recognize an instructor who has gone over and beyond to promote Urban Poling and active living within their community.  This award, similar to our Trailblazer award, is being given in honour of Wendi Paterson, who sadly,  passed away this past February to cancer. Wendi was […]

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Healthy Gift Giving

November 23, 2018 | By Urban Poling

With the Christmas season fast approaching, and as you start to contemplate what you would like to give your loved one, please consider the benefit of healthy gift giving. Instead of getting your friends and family gift cards to their favorite store or restaurants, instead consider giving them something they can use throughout their life. […]

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Tipping the Scales with Urban Poling! – National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 15, 2018 | By Urban Poling

November is National Diabetes Awareness month and the role of lifestyle intervention is as ever, one of, if not the most, important forms of prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes that we all have within our control.  Regular physical activity helps to regulate blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity. The more muscles that are […]

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