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For those of you who had the benefit of having the Bank Holiday off, I hope you had a good break and maybe found some time to get out in the garden. I was down in London, taking some gardening inspiration from the Chelsea Flower show. I realised after each day how much walking is required in London and thought how much my Nordic walking poles would have helped me get around, support my back and give my arms and tummy a work out at the same time.
Some good news about Nordic walking and The View Studio, the clothing shop Sweaty Betty in Edinburgh have asked if I can teach a taster Nordic walking class to all their staff in the store so they can go on to promote the benefits of Nordic walking to their clients.Click here to read more about Nordic walking classes in St Andrews. The client spotlight below focuses on Nordic walking, what it is and why it is a great work out.
Having had a dog for 17 years I had enjoyed walking outside whatever the weather and never found the need to go to a gym, walking three to four hours a day outside. However after losing the dog I found I got out of the habit of regular daily walking or exercise and couldn’t find a consistent replacement exercise that I enjoyed regularly. It wasn’t until I tried Nordic walking that I discovered something I enjoyed, didn’t give me the joint pain that running or hill walking often did and gives me the opportunity to get out every day to exercise, wherever I am.
With the help of Nordic walking, as part of a regular fitness routine, I have so far lost 35lbs or 2 & a half stone. I started slowly with one class a week and a longer walk once a month. But now I have the energy and enjoy taking my poles to go Nordic walking 2-3 times a week. As a result I feel more energetic, less tired, sleep better, especially after being out in the fresh sea air Nordic walking at the beach evening class. Over all I am generally fitter and have far better stamina.
Other benefits I have noticed are an improvement in my mood, and hormone balance. A few months earlier my GP advised that I had commenced an early menopause but since introducing Nordic walking along with other regular exercise routine, my symptoms have much reduced and my mood swings gone.
Not only have I lost weight but more noticeably toned up and lost inches, dropping three dress sizes in 6 months, resulting in lots of positive feedback from friends and family who can really see the difference. It is not just my legs but arms, particularly my bingo wings that have toned up and lost two inches in size.
Best of all, I have made some really good friends, enjoy the social interaction as well as the exercise, that is not exhausting but energising and fun and easy to do.
SIGN UP to a Nordic walking class now, new early morning classes and evening classes on the timetable. If you are a new client take advantage of our NEW TO VIEW client card, 10 pre-paid classes for £40
To celebrate the arrival of summer, in collaboration with St Andrews Aquarium when purchasing a WITH A VIEW card at £70 for 10 pre-paid classes, we are offering our clients the opportunity to feed the Peckish Penguins, or experience Meerkat Munchies for free.
If there are any classes or times you would like to see added to the timetable, email me with your suggestions.
Have a great day.