Go Where The Poles Take You!
July 8, 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, Urban Poling powers up your walking activity.
So many of you have already experienced the benefits and joys of Nordic walking while discovering the world. Over the past years, we have heard many stories of people completing 800+ kilometers on “The Way” – the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and they have emphasized they could not have done it without their Urban Poles. Others have trekked to Machu Picchu, Croatia, Ireland, climbed up and over the Andes, tackled the Grand Canyon, explored the Mediterranean coast, or the desert of Namibia, or taken their poles cruising. We have also heard many stories of people who were unaccustomed to regular physical activity, who took up Urban Poling to progress from short walks around the block to the most amazing trekking adventures around the world.
This one hour webinar will feature some of these intrepid trekkers and their stories and show the highlights of last year’s Nordic walking tour of the Amalfi Coast hosted my Mandy Johnson, Alberta ambassador for Urban Poling and owner of Canmore-based Active by Nature. Mandy will also introduce a 2020 Nordic walking tour of Portugal (now taking reservations), that she will be hosting – a private tour with Toronto-based Comfortable Hiking Holidays with travel arrangements by Jenni Evans of Vision Travel.
Presenter: Mandy Johnson, with several special guests including Barb Gormley, Rosie Sears, Joan Nicholson
Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 8-9pm EST
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