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Online Courses

The Urban Poling Instructor Course is a comprehensive course (offered both live and online) that teaches course participants the practical skills of Nordic walking.

Learn about the dynamic ACTIVATOR Program prescribed as best practice for rehabilitation centres, clinics and community programs.

Urban Poling is one of the best forms of fitness and way to regulate blood glucose, as it uses 90% of the muscles while providing both cardiovascular and strength training.

Live Virtual Courses and Conferences

Recorded
INSTRUCTOR CONFERENCE
for Trainers & Fitness professionals

Recorded Courses

ACTIVATOR COURSE
Finding Balance
Recorded version
 ACTIVATOR COURSE 
for parkinson’s
Recorded version
ACTIVATOR COURSE pre/post hip and knee – surgery & spinal stenosis
Recorded version
VIRTUAL NATIVE AMERICAN
conference
Recorded version
*CCU certificate provided upon completion of these recorded courses

Events Calendar & Webinars

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  • Webinar – Comparison to Canes and Walkers (recorded)
    11:00 -12:00
    2020.02.05

    Change of Practice – ACTIVATOR Poles in Comparison to Canes & to Reduce  the use of Walkers and Crutches when appropriate.

    Recently, ACTIVATOR Poles were the focus of 8 international and national conference presentations/posters on this change of practice.  Watch this 15 minute webinar on the research of the ACTIVATOR Poles and several videos demonstrating the use of the ACTIVATOR Poles with clients with orthopedic, spine,  amputee and neurological conditions compared to other traditional mobility devices.   Learn how patented ACTIVATOR Poles & technique were designed for increased safety and effectiveness for rehab to promote; improved posture, bilateral balance, normal gait pattern and increased core strengthening.  Examples of dynamic seated, standing and pre-gait exercises will be shown as well as our new ACTIVATOR2 Poles for taller clients (up to 6 ft 4 inches).

    Date: Wed Dec 4, 2019 noon (EST).
    Presenter:  Mandy Shintani, Reg OT(BC) & Gerontologist

    Developer of ACTIVATOR Poles & Technique & International Presenter.  Co-owner of Urban Poling Inc.

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  • LIVE Webinar – Safe Winter Walking
    12:40 -12:45
    2020.02.12

    Learn how to walk safely with a set of poles during the cold, winter months. It’s not always easy to head outside when it’s icy and turbulent but a few simple strategies can help you combat the rough terrains. Our poles are meant for all seasons, so don’t let the weather prevent you from heading outside to get a solid workout in. In this webinar, we’ll show you exactly how you can walk safely with your poles and up your fitness.

    Date: Feb. 12, 2020

    Time: 2 pm EST

    Cost: Free

    Register here

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