Urban Poling gaining traction in Grand Prairie
January 13, 2016 | By Urban Poling
The Daily Herald Tribune
This article features Beth Goldie, an Urban Poler for 10 years from the Grand Prairie who is among walkers that are reaping the health benefits of Urban Poling. Beth talks about how Urban Poling is slowly becoming the new recreational craze across the country and had only come to Alberta about two years ago. She has now begun offering two-week poling sessions at Walk, Run, and More for those who want to get physical but without the strains associated with some exercises. The article also features Mandy Johnson, an Urban Poling ambassador, who emphasizes the success is because Urban Poling has so many recognizable health benefits for people of all ages. Get out and grab your 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.
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