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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Ryan Titchener’s ACTIVATOR Road to Recovery

August 1, 2017 | By Urban Poling

July 31st 2017 marked one year after Ryan Titchener’s climbing accident. The Calgary man suffered a crushed spine after a bolder dislodged from a mountain. Doctors told Ryan he may never walk again but that did not stop him from trying. He started by just being able to wiggle one toe, then after months of […]

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Urban Poling’s 150 Testimonials

April 13, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Although we are not quite as old as this beautiful country that we are proud to call home, we are thrilled to have been in business for nearly 12 years. During this time we have enriched the lives of thousands of Canadians, at all stages of life.  Over the course of the years, the enthusiasm […]

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The Perfect Storm

September 2, 2016 | By Sue Colbourne

A Rehab-er becomes a Rehab-ee An OT’s personal story of recovery through the use of Urban Poles. As an occupational therapist, I have been successfully using Urban poles with clients since 2012. I was so impressed with the poles that I went on to become a Master Trainer so that I could teach other rehab […]

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John Fenton – 2015 Walk of Fame Winner

January 19, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Last year, we featured a walk of fame winner each month through our blog and social media who was nominated by one of our instructors, team members, or customers.  We had numerous submissions each month so the decisions were not always easy, and all of our Walk of Famers deserve to be commended for their […]

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Walk of Fame – Customer emails

August 7, 2015 | By Urban Poling

Thank you to our customers who submitted stories for our Walk of Fame Contest… Gloria – Cruising around the world! I got my poles in 2011 and use them nearly everyday regardless of the weather.    I even took them to Australia last year where I caught a 28 day cruise from Sydney to Vancouver […]

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Walk of Fame – Mary Beth Eckersley

June 5, 2015 | By Nadia

Mary Beth Eckersley is truly a role model for cancer survivors and for all of us.  Her journey with cancer started with stage three breast cancer in 2012.  She previously had survived cervical cancer 30 years earlier.  Despite multiple invasive surgeries and chemotherapy, Mary Beth has kept a very positive outlook. “Cancer has given me some pretty cool stuff.  I […]

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Walk of Fame – Rosemarie Sears

April 30, 2015 | By Nadia

Urban Poling, the Final Frontier The Voyages of a Fat-to-Fit Urban Poler by Rosemarie Sears This is the story of my 16-month-to-date mission to explore a strange new body, seek out a new life and to boldly go where this woman and this body has never gone before…or at least not for a very long […]

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Walk of Fame – Bea Huser

April 29, 2015 | By Nadia

Bea Huser is 97.5 years young! Bea is a retired teacher and she taught students that had hearing impairment as well as English at all grade levels. I met Bea last spring when she joined my Cloverdale neighbourhood Urban Poling walking class in Edmonton. She was an inspiration for all of the participants. She particularly […]

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Walk of Fame Contest – Bonnie Lindsay

April 28, 2015 | By Nadia

Osteoarthritis sidelined me 25 years ago; no more running, no more downhill skiing. I eventually lost so much range of motion I couldn’t ride a bike. Eventually, once I was considered ‘old enough’, I had first one knee, then the other replaced. Both surgeries were very successful, but still no running, no downhill skiing, and […]

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