Mission & Vision

Urban Poling  is proud to be 100% women owned and operated Canadian company.  Incorporated in 2005, it was one of the first companies to bring Urban Poling (generic name is Nordic walking) to Canada!  Today as Canada’s largest education centre & distributor, our award winning patented Urban and ACTIVATOR poles are found in over 500+ stores and have been adopted as an evidence based therapy & fitness tool by more than 5000 graduates of our international training programs including diverse healthcare professionals and fitness instructors.

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We are committed to helping people change their lives for the better and become healthier versions of themselves, no matter what their age or stage of life. It starts with a single step. Let us help you make it.


Our team has an unparalleled collective passion to build a healthier future for all those we interact with. Whether you want to incorporate more fitness into your life, recover from surgery or better manage stress, we want to help you find the right solution. For us, it’s not just business. It’s personal.


We aren’t shy about it. We want to be the best. Our drive comes from deeply rooted family values and a strong desire to create a healthier future for all Canadians. We have a passion to provide superior education and the highest performance poles to help you Walk Your Way to Better Health.


We are focused on improving function for every age, ability and fitness level. Through our education programs and uniquely designed patented poles, our mission is to help people realize that their full potential is not only achievable but also sustainable, by doing exactly what their body was designed to do – move.


We envision a healthy future founded on prevention and wellness. We envision achieving physical and  mental well-being as well as brain health by being active. We envision a future of feeling good, from the inside out. Now we ask you, why wait, the future begins today.

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Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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