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Strong Core - Active Living - Well Balanced

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Recommended by leading surgeons, physicians and therapists, our ACTIVATOR™ Poles were designed by an occupational therapist specifically for rehab and long-term conditions. This unique patent pending design offers strengthening, stability and off-loading with your safety in mind.

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ACTIVATOR™ poles were designed for post/hip knee surgery, Parkinson’s, stroke, MS, chronic pain, cancer rehab, spinal conditions and fall prevention.

  • Button locking system for greater weight-bearing capacity - 200 lbs per pole.
  • New Ergonomic Coregrip (patent pending) designed for core strengthening while reducing strain on wrist
  • Bell Shape tip for stability
  • Strapless for injury prevention
  • 3 anti-vibration features to minimize stress on joints
  • Adjustable to user heights to 6'
  • 2-section collapsible poles for travel
  • Includes a user guide and online video instruction on the ACTIVATOR™ technique

Consult your physician or therapist if using the ACTIVATOR™ poles instead of canes, crutches or walkers.

Mandy’s Tip:

The cost of ACTIVATOR™ Poles may be covered by your insurance company. Learn more about Third Party Funding.

Request an estimate for your insurance provider.

Specs for ACTIVATOR™

Product Spec Spec Value
UPC 894577001016
Colour Silver with red & iron grey design
Quantity 1 pair
Size – adjustable length walker’s height: 128 cm to 183 cm (4'2" to 6')
Max weight of User 300 lbs
Collapsed length 74 cm (29")
Pole sections 2
Weight (pair) .655 kg (1.44 lbs)
Material high-grade aluminum
Locking system secure button locking system
Grip strapless ergonomic rubber grip
Carbide metal tip for trail, beach and snow
Bell tips (removable) High quality 55 durometer rubber
Anti-vibration features handle grip, ferrule and rubber tips
Pole clip secures poles together for storage
Instruction user guide and online video instruction

  • I love recommending the ‘Activator’ poles to people who attend my fitness classes.  Activator poles are sturdy, safe and provide an excellent way to ‘spruce up’ a walking workout.  The locking mechanism is secure, yet easy for people to adjust.  From the comfort grip handles to the durable bell-tips…

    this is truly a great fitness product!

    Sept 19, 2017

    - Crystal Wright

  • Great product…easy to use and helped me walk further/exercise more despite my leg difficulties.

    Sept 16, 2017

    - Cherie

  • I’ve used the Activators as an instructor to help those with mobility difficulties get poling! They are great for beginners to gradually build from the Activator technique to the fitness technique as they grow stronger and their posture improves – all you have to do is change the booties!

    Sept 15, 2017

    - Annemarie

  • I have some mobility and balance issues so walking was a chore, even though I love to walk.

    I discovered Urban poles and over 1.5 years ago I bought a set of activator poles. I have never looked back.

    I walk every day! I am able to walk faster and with more confidence.

    I was on a weight loss journey and thanks  to my poles giving me the confidence to walk, I lost 70 lbs.

    August 14, 2017

    - Katherine McKoy

  • I bought the poles for my Husband, who has knee problems and he is enjoying the stability he feels while walking. Hopefully, in time he will enjoy walking more. I have had mine for years, love them, and definitely it has strengthened my core.

    May 31, 2016

    - Loretta

  • The Activator poles are wonderful! One of my favourite things about the poles is the pin locking system. I work with a variety of participants who have chronic conditions, often the act of tightening something is difficult and requires assistance. The Activator poles allow participants to be self sufficient and set themselves up and just get moving. The Activator poles are sturdy and offer a great way to assist people to get up and get moving!

    April 2016

    - Amanda

  • I bought your poles for my wife and she gives them an A+. She is active, so the improvement was in her balance and peace of mind-safety while hiking with an arthritic knee.

    - Jeff

  • I love them and use them every day either for going for a walk with my partner or when I go shopping. They are great, better than my cane. They give me so much support in my back, arms and posture, I could not do without them. I recommend them to everyone.

    July 11, 2014

    - Gerd

  • The poles were for my wife who is recovering from hip replacement surgery. She uses them for a daily walk and finds them helpful. She also used them in September in Budapest, Vienna and Prague as we were travelling in Europe. Again very helpful. I suspect that they will become a permanent part of her walking routine.

    - Alex, Ontario

  • I was steered in your direction by my Parkinson’s Disease physiotherapist and I am very pleased that she did. My gait has improved and I have reduce my time to complete my walks by some 30-50%, so now I am focusing on going greater distances. My therapist recently remarked that I am not shuffling in the normal way I have. I am pleased that I am getting this result after actively using the poles for about 30 days. Again thanks for such a great product.

    - Keith, Ontario

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ACTIVATOR™ poles promote active living and over 200 independent studies on PubMed have found walking poles improve strength, balance, posture, walking tolerance & speed and reduce impact off knee joints.

Health Benefits

Appropriate exercise with key features designed for rehab & long-term conditions

  • Bell-shaped tips for stability
  • Strapless for injury prevention
  • Ergonomic CoreGrip designed for strengthening and reducing strain on wrist & hand joints
  • Secure locking system for greater weight-bearing support
  • 3 Anti-vibration features

ACTIVATOR™ Technique

  • Reduces stress on hip and knee joints
  • Promotes good posture
  • Increases walking speed and distance

Over 182 studies found on PubMed on the benefits of walking poles which may be attributable to the following conditions;

Hip and Knee Pre/Post Surgery

  • Reduces impact on knee and hip joints
  • Increase strength
  • Increased gait speed

Parkinson’s, MS, ABI, CVA

  • Promotes good posture, stability and balance
  • Increases walking speed and distance
  • Promotes increased core strength and functional independence


  • Reduces impact on knee and hip joints
  • Promotes upper extremity mobility and strength
  • Increases walking speed and distance

Vestibular Conditions

  • Promotes good posture, stability and balance
  • Promotes greater exercise tolerance
  • Improves functional independence and confidence

Healthy Aging

  • Promotes good posture, stability and balance
  • Increases walking speed and distance
  • Address Factors related to Fall prevention

Manufacturer Warranty

We stand behind the products and service we provide. We guarantee that if any of our poles fail due to defects in workmanship or materials within two full years from the date of purchase, we will repair or replace all parts found defective without cost. Damage caused by negligence or improper use of our poles, including but not limited to adjusting them with a tool such as wrench or pliers, will void the warranty.

To validate your warranty, you must register your pole purchase, unless you purchased online with Urban Poling.

Satisfaction Guarantee

All Urban Poles come with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason (or for no reason at all) simply request a refund authorization, return your poles to us and we’ll issue a refund on your purchase less a nominal admin fee. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer.

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Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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