Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – June

June 7, 2019 | By

CRITICAL MONITOR LINES to the FINISH LINE This month will re-introduce Rob MacDonald, a miraculous story of a man who was told that he had only a 5% chance of walking after a devastating fall while on vacation. Congratulations to Rob for not only beating those odds, but for being a source of inspiration for […]

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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019 | By

March 8th is International Women’s Day and Urban Poling salutes all women who make a difference in the lives of others each and every day.  We are proud to be 100% owned and operated by two amazing women, Mandy Shintani and Diana Oliver who are both certified through the WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). This […]

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Movement Inspiration

August 22, 2018 | By

Unsure of how to become more mindful about your physical activity? Struggling to find your story and reason behind your physically active behavior? The Why I Move Project is your answer. Originating in Edmonton in 2013, the Why I Move Project is a social experiment with the mission to answer the question of why you […]

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Ryan Titchener’s ACTIVATOR Road to Recovery

July 18, 2018 | By

For many, July 31st marks the end of another summer month, however, for Ryan Titchener, July 31st is the anniversary of his climbing accident. 2 years ago, the Calgary man suffered a crushed spine after a boulder dislodged from a mountain. Doctors told Ryan he may never walk again but that did not stop him from […]

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A Testament to Urban Poling

April 17, 2018 | By

Below you will read a testimonial from an Urban Pole User- Florence. Florence is a frequent member of the Polercise group in Waterloo and she had this note (originally hand written might I add) that she wanted to share with us, and of course all of you ! Keep on reading to find out the moment […]

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LOVE Contest Winners

April 12, 2018 | By

LOVE; A 4 letter word with a lot of meaning! Boy did all of our entries for our LOVE Contest highlight that! We had a ton of entries and believe us, it was hard to narrow it down to just 5. We want to thank everyone for participating in the contest and are so happy […]

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Congrats John ! Turning 5km to 50k for Yonge Street Mission

March 13, 2018 | By

John Fenton has done it again! He keeps proving that anything he sets his mind to, he can achieve! Four years ago, he was struggling to walk due to his stenosis, but with his persistence and the help of Urban Poles, that all changed. This year at the age of 85, John Fenton participated in his fourth Coldest […]

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A Man On A Mission

February 9, 2018 | By

Four years ago I had the pleasure of meeting John Fenton and his wife Jonanne. One of our instructors,Jaqueline Murdoch, had introduced John to the ACTIVATOR™ poles while working with him on improving his balance and strengthening his walking endurance. She could tell that he was skeptical about the polesat first, but being the good […]

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February is #HeartHealth Month – Nordic Walking Warms The Heart!

February 2, 2018 | By

February is Heart Health Month and each year fantastic organizations like the Cardiac Health Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation aim to educate Canadians about the risks associated with heart disease and measures that we can all take to both prevent but also recognize the signs of a heart attack or stroke. In addition […]

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March of Dimes Canada Month

January 17, 2018 | By

It’s the March of Dimes Canada Month and We’re Proud to be a part of it! January is March of Dimes Canada Month. Get involved in their annual Community Canvass Campaign by signing up as an online canvasser at marchofdimes.ca/communitycanvass, or by purchasing a set of ACTIVATOR poles on-line during the month of January. Over […]

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