Taking steps to fitness during Edmonton’s winter
January 13, 2016 | By Urban Poling
Edmonton Master Trainer Susan Yackulic who owns Get Fit Personal Training talks about how she discovered Nordic Walking last fall, and how she soon became a facilitator for Urban Poling! She mentions that a step to keeping fit even during the winter time is Urban Poling as it is a year-round activity that works 90 per cent of the body’s muscles and is good for all fitness and skill levels.
Susan introduced the activity to Edmonton’s new Health Minister, Sarah Hoffman who is seen here using the Urban Poles! Read the article to find more tips on how to stay active during the winter and using the poles!
Urban PolingCo-directors Mandy Shintani and Diana Oliver are women at different stages of life with very different professional backgrounds, yet they share a dream – to help others realize the many benefits Urban Poling has given to them.
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