Urban Poling (Nordic Walking) Instructor Certification

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As Canada’s leading Nordic walking manufacturer, distributor and educator, Urban Poling welcomes you to become a part of our ever-growing team of instructors.

Urban Poling Inc. has proudly certified over 3,500 instructors in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. In fact, over the past 10+ years, we’ve certified instructors in each Canadian province and territory.

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

You will learn everything you need to know about the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique and be provided with all the materials, tools and support you require to provide one-on-one sessions, group classes and educational demonstrations.

Topics covered include:

  • The Urban Poling Nordic walking technique
  • How to teach the Urban Poling Nordic walking technique
  • Correcting poor technique
  • Warm-ups, cool-downs, high-intensity exercises and muscle conditioning
  • An introduction to the ACTIVATOR poles and walking technique
  • Starting a series of classes
  • Starting your business
  • and more

This course is ideal for: group exercise instructors, personal trainers, recreation/wellness directors, diabetes educators, health care professionals, teachers, walking/hiking group leaders, and aspiring small business owners.

I found the course very informative and comprehensive, and the instructor was excellent. She made the course fun and interesting. I have been to a lot of courses and this one was one of the best. Nordic walking truly does give a great workout!
Kristine, Waterloo, Ontario

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

Cost 269.99
Contact us at info@urbanpoling.com for onsite group training.

Online & Live Registration

▼ Live Course Dates

City, Province  Date Location and registration details  Instructor
Canmore, AB

Fri, Oct 26

10 am – 2:30 pm

Canmore Public Library in Elevation Place

Cost 249.99. $50 discount will be offered to those who register for the Thrive Health & Wellness Festival.  Please register on-line at Active by Nature

Mandy Johnson
Montreal, QC

Sat, May 11th 2019

9 am – 1:30 pm

Action Sport Physio
3300 boul. Côte Vertu
Saint Laurent QC

Conférencier: Peter Vavougios
Cost $199.00 ACTIVATOR poles included  $99.00 value
4.5 hours of continuing education
Register: peter@urbanpoling.com

 

Peter Vavougios

Course includes:

  • 1 pair of Urban Poles (reg. 99.99)
  • Wholesale pricing on poles and accessories
  • Monthly instructor newsletter
  • Certificate for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from 9 associations; canfitpro (2 for course + 4 for practicum), Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging (CCAA), Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) (4), British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) (4), Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association (SPRA) (4), Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC) (3), Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) (3) Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) & YMCA/YWCA upon request.

Excerpt from the Instructor Certification Course:

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

 

Maintaining Proper Posture

Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward.  Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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