Instructor Course for Communities

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Instructor Course for Communities

Next Virtual LIVE Course –  June 18, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm,
10:00 AM in Mountain Time (MT) (the US and Canada)

Coming course  June 18, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm (Mountain Time – CAN and US)

Special $ 299.99 (Reg. $399.99)
Instructor Course for Indigenous Community
+ 1 pair of poles (Spirit or Activator)
+ Free Shipping

Special Offer – Pole Package
with  35% savings! 

Instructor Course for Indigenous Community
+ 20 pairs of Spirit/Activator poles
+ Storage Bag 

Learn how Urban Poling aka Nordic walking is a fun, low impact and highly effective activity for both Fall Prevention and Diabetes Programs.  Mandy Shintani,  occupational therapist and gerontologist, recently presented at the American Indians Elders Conference with NICOA on this evidence-based activity with proven researched benefits for improving balance, walking ability, confidence and greater adherence to exercise versus regular walking to better manage blood glucose levels.  
As walking continues to be an approved activity that you can enjoy safely, Urban Poling is a great way to keep your community active and fit!  

This fun and easy to learn, full body evidence based workout has been adopted by Indigenous communities across Canada since 2006.
Our beautiful Spirit poles were designed by Indigenous artist, Jordan Stranger.  

 Why Urban Poling is Perfect for your Community Now and Beyond

    1. It helps balance your blood sugar—The full-body workout helps keep blood sugars in a healthy range.
    2. It’s a fun social workout for all ages and abilities. 
    3. Elders love the use of ACTIVATOR Poles as an more healthy option to canes and to reduce or delay the use of walkers. 
    4. Our Spirit poles are designed to inspire walkers to follow a path to good health and spiritual well-being, drawing on the strength and beauty of nature and on the Elk Spirit as a guide.
    5. Urban Poling is a women-owned business that has been working with Indigenous communities since 2006 and is a proud partner of the National Indigenous Diabetes Association.

Next Virtual LIVE Course –  June 18, 2022 – 10 am to 2 pm,
10:00 AM in Mountain Time (MT) (the US and Canada)

We are proudly partnered with the National Indigenous Diabetes Association.

2% of all proceeds from Spirit Pole sales nationally will be donated to NIDA.

Course Agenda

– Review researched benefits of Urban Poling/pole walking
– Discover how the program has been implemented successfully
  in Indigenous communities across Canada
Learn:
–  How to adjust your Spirit & ACTIVATOR poles
–  How to use Urban Poling technique (with Spirit poles) to manage weight and diabetes
–  How do the ACTIVATOR technique for balance for Elders
  Fun seated and standing exercises for Elders’ Fall prevention programs 
–  Guidelines for setting up outdoor and indoor programs for adults and Elders.  
Become a designated Urban Poling Instructor upon completion of the course.   
This course is approved for 4 CCUs by ACE, ACSM and FAI & 10 fitness and health associations in Canada.
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Time: 10 am to 2 pm MDT
Presenters: Mandy Shintani, Occupational Therapist & Gerontologist.  Past Community based OT for Squamish First Nation
Email diana@urbanpoling.com if you are interested in us teaching a live or live virtual course in your community.  We can provide group rate and wholesale pricing.0

* Please note that access to this course is available for six months.

Special $ 299.99 (Reg. $399.99)
Instructor Course for Indigenous Community
+ 1 pair of poles (Spirit or Activator)
+ Free Shipping

Special Offer – Pole Package
with  35% savings! 

Instructor Course for Indigenous Community
+ 20 pairs of Spirit/Activator poles
+ Storage Bag 

ACTIVATOR Getting Started DVD available for members of Indigenous Communities.

New DVD on How to Get Started (45 mins)

We are excited to announce a new DVD on How to Get Started for remote members of Indigenous communities who have limited access to the internet. This includes: how to adjust poles, techniques, tips and seated exercises you can do at home or with a group at a local community center. Also available as an online course.

Email orders@urbanpoling.com for an estimate.

Presenter

Mandy Shintani 
Occupational therapist & gerontologist

Mandy Shintani is the founder of Urban Poling and with 35 years experience as an occupational therapist and  gerontologist.  She worked as a community OT at the Squamish First Nation for 5 years.  She used her skills as an OT to develop the ACTIVATOR Poles and walking technique designed specifically for elders and rehabilitation and the Urban Poling technique for diabetes management.   Our poles have been used in Indigenous communities across Canada to promote wellness and active living, since 2006.    

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