Urban Poling (Nordic Walking) Instructor Certification

Our practical and comprehensive 3.5 hour certification course teaches you everything you need to know about Urban Poling techniques and gives you all the materials, tools and support you need to quickly and effectively start your own Urban Poling program or provide private sessions, classes and demonstrations.

The best prepared and supported online course, I have ever taken.”
– Margaret Parsons, Ontario

Ideal for: fitness instructors, recreation/wellness directors, diabetes educators, health care professionals, teachers and walking/hiking group leaders, and aspiring small business owners.  College & University students (scroll down for special programs).  No previous experience with Nordic walking is required.

189.99 online or 199.99 live

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If you don’t see the live course listed below, Contact Us about setting up an onsite course at your centre for as few as four participants, depending on your location. Our fantastic Master Trainers are available to teach across Canada.

City Date & Time Location Presenter


Online access will be provided after registration. The  course can be taken anytime at your convenience and the poles will be shipped directly to you. Mandy Shintani



Wed, Jan 18,

2:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Manor Park field house, 100 Thornwood Rd.

English Presentation with bilingual instructor.

Nina LePage

Sat, Jan 28,

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Du Parc YMCA – 5550 Av du Parc,

French Presentation with bilingual instructor.

Danielle Proulx

Sat, Apr 22,

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


French Presentation with bilingual instructor.

 Danielle Proulx

More spring dates to be announced or contact us!


Live course includes:

  • 50-page online manual
  • 1 set of Urban Poles (reg. 99.99)
  • Wholesale pricing on poles and accessories
  • Secrets of Success course
  • Private instructor website – resources and promotional materials
  • Monthly instructor newsletter
  • Certificate for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from 9 associations; canfitpro (2 for course + 4 for practicum *), CCAA, OFC (4), BCRPA (4), SPRA (4), MFC (3), AFLCA (3). CESP & YMCA/YWCA upon request.

Online course includes: 

  • All items listed above
  • 2 hours video training and educational content
  • Free shipping of poles included with the course in Canada and the US

Note: Participants should only use this knowledge to work within their professional boundaries as determined by their association and college.


Going uphill

Keep your poles more upright and in front of you. Lean forward slightly, and use the poles to help push you up the hill. If necessary, bend your elbows, but remember to transition back to the straight arm technique at the top of the hill
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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