Instructor Course and Poles – Functional Aging Institute

Instructor Course and Poles – Functional Aging Institute

Urban Poling welcomes you to become
a part of our ever-growing team of instructors.

Cost: SPECIAL $ 25.00
reg $ 269.99 (online and live courses)

 Urban Poling Inc. has proudly trained over 5,000 instructors in Canada for the past 15 years and in the last two years in the UK, Ireland, Australia and USA. The Urban Poling Instructor CCU Course is a comprehensive course  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 virtual fitness sessions!  

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

Presenter – Barb Gormley

This course is perfect for:

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

Cost: SPECIAL $ 25.00
reg $ 269.99 (online courses)

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.

Cost: SPECIAL $ 25.00 
reg $ 269.99 (online and live courses)

Presenter Bio – 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.

Fitness Poles with Wholesale pricing

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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