This 35-minute online practical course features 20+ exercises that you can add to your Urban Poling classes to instruct students in techniques to improve strength, balance and ROM. Pick up your poles and practice these exercises with easy-to-follow instructions from Barb Gormley.
Creator: Barb Gormley, personal trainer with her own business, CustomFit, health/fitness writer and Director of Education with Urban Poling Inc.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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