Instructor Course and Poles – Functional Aging Institute

Instructor Course and Poles – Functional Aging Institute

 First Mover Advantage | Drive Incremental Revenue | Expand Your Business with Urban Poling.

Virtual LIVE Course | recording available with registration!

Instructors just liked you have added the Urban Poling Program to their line-up of offerings with tremendous success.  Opportunities for incremental revenue through a series of class offerings including private/semi-private coaching, small group as well as beginner and advanced walking programs are all recommended as part of your program launch!  
Within a year of kicking off the program and with a focus on solid marketing principles which you will receive as part of your course, you have the potential to sell upwards of 100 poles per year as part of your class offerings and through new programming offered to your community!
Take the first mover advantage in your area,  expand your business beyond the four walls, start-UP a program, and we know both you and your clients will be thanking us in a very short time. 

Urban Poling Inc. has proudly trained over 12,000 instructors in Canada for the past 15 years and in other parts of the world including the UK, Ireland, Australia and now the USA.   Instructors just like you with a focus on seniors health & wellness have increased their revenue through this innovative and highly practical program!

The Urban Poling Instructor CCU Course is a comprehensive program  that teaches course participants the practical skills of Nordic walking (aka Urban Poling) and how to teach Nordic walking to others.  Designed through the lens of an Occupational Therapist & Gerontologist you will immediately understand how you can market this highly premium program to your community and why Urban & Activator® Poles are like none other available on the market.   This all encompassing course will cover the technique in addition to all the materials, tools and support you require to provide one-on-one sessions, group classes and virtual fitness sessions to your existing clients as well as the new clients you will gain through advertising this program!  

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
          and muscle conditioning exercises
  • ACTIVATOR poles and walking technique for
          less active older adults
          or those with a chronic condition effecting balance
  • Seated and standing exercise for less active older adults
  • Starting a series of classes
  • Sample video of a virtual fitness session
  • Starting your business
  • More materials

This course is perfect for:

  • Group exercise instructors
  • Personal trainers
  • Recreation/wellness directors
  • Diabetes educators
  • Health care professionals
  • Teachers

Presenter – Barb Gormley

Barb Gormley is a dynamic Canadian personal trainer, health and fitness writer and has been an Urban Poling Master Trainer since 2006. As Urban Poling’s Director of Education, she produces the company’s fitness educational materials. Barb is the author of the book, The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking and has written numerous national magazine articles on the benefits of Urban Poling.

Barb has been featured on the CBC, and in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail Note: Participants should only use this knowledge to work within their professional boundaries as determined by their association and college Cancellation Policy/Refund Policy: Course participants can expect a full refund (minus the $25 registration fee) up to one week prior to the course. Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the course will receive 75% of the registration fee. With less than 48 hours notice, 50% of the registration fee will be returned.

Course Includes:

  • Wholesale pricing on poles and accessories (request more information)
  • Monthly instructor newsletter
  • Certificate for Continuing Education Credits (CCU) from 12 associations; American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)*, Functional Aging Institute (FAI), 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 upon request.

Time Required: This is a 2.5 to 4 hour course. The online course can be completed on your own timeline. You will receive a link via email along with a special password to view the course on your computer. Course chapters consist of videos and PowerPoint Presentations with audio. Contact us at for onsite group training.

Wholesale Pricing for Poles

Built for fitness and engineered for high performance, safety and comfort.  These premium-quality Urban Poles enable you to burn up 20 to 46% more calories than walking without poles. The patented ergonomic CoreGrip engages your core muscles with every step.

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