Urban Poling Instructor Certificate Course – Chapter 2

Get to Know Your Poles

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Metric conversion:
-Shorten your poles 2 inches/5 cm shorter than your height
-Weight bearing per pole = 90 lbs/40 kg
-Poles collapse to 31 inches/78 cm (Series 300/4Life) & 25 inches/63 cm for Adventures Poles

Note: In Canada:  2% goes to Cancer Wellness Centres
Update:  Urban and ACTIVATOR Poles are now patented.


Read the following manual chapter – Urban Poles & Accessories.

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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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