Walk tall naturally with purpose

‘Healthwalks Offer’ courses in Brighton & Hove – Autumun 2019 to Spring 2020

Nordic walking is now recognised as beneficial to health and well-being throughout the lifespan as it effectively combines aerobic (heart & lung) exercise with muscle strengthening and balance activity (Public Health England 2018).

BOOKING is NOW OPEN for these beginner courses:

One session a week with Sessions 1, 2 & 3 in Hove Park and Session 4 in Stanmer Park

  • Wednesdays 11am to 12.30pm on 30 October and 6, 13 & 20 November (fully booked with TWO RESERVE places available !)
  • Saturdays 1.30 to 3pm on 4, 11, 18 & 25 January 2020
  • Wednesdays 1.30 to 3pm on 29 January and 5, 12 & 26 February
  • Thursdays 1.30 to 3pm on 5, 12, 19 & 26 March.

Two sessions on one day in Hove Park, two sessions on the same day a week later in Stanmer Park

  • Sundays 11am to 3pm on 8 & 15 March
  • Saturdays 11am to 3pm on 25 April and 2 May
  • Wednesdays 11am to 3pm on 6 & 13 May.

These courses are available at the discounted price of £36 per person (i.e. £9 per session) exclusively for those city residents wanting to Nordic walk on the free, green Healthwalks or to join the free amber/red Nordic Progression Walks run by the City Council’s Healthwalks Scheme. If this doesn’t apply to you, standard Nordic Walking for Health beginner courses are also available – more information is at Courses. The discount is directly provided by Nordic Walking for Health for people keen to improve their health and well-being. No public subsidy is available from the local authorities.

For all courses:
- bookings can be made by family groups, i.e. children aged 14 & over if accompanied by a parent or adult carer. The course is free for under 16s and half-price for those aged 16 and over.
- beginner courses to reach the ’green traffic light’ foundation level of Nordic walking technique consist, if fully booked, of four 1.5 hour sessions, all of which should be completed
- dates are rolled forward one week if more bookings are required to make a course viable to run, i.e. the start and finish dates move on a week
- Sessions 1 to 3 take place in Hove Park with Session 4 in Stanmer Park
- extra dates are used when a session is postponed due to the weather and/or if participants extend the course to learn the higher Health and/or Fitness levels of technique beyond foundation
- applicants need to be ‘walking-fit’ to get a place (a ‘readiness to participate’ questionnaire must be completed beforehand)
- full course payment is required before the first session and is non-refundable.

To make an enquiry, click on Nordic Walking for Health to send an email or text/phone 07813 524587.

Feedback from a participant on a recent course: “… huge thank you for the Healthwalks Nordic Walking course, which I very much enjoyed and got a lot out of … your patience and support were much appreciated, along with all your advice on poles. … I will be out practising in the parks and on the seafront!” Louize, 50s – Summer 2017


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