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!
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