We’re here for you!
We are a friendly group of instructors who love to share their passion for Nordic Walking and helping people to achieve their goals. Nothing make us happier than to see someone learn about Nordic Walking, fall in love with it and then use it hit their personal weight loss or fitness goals. Nordic Walking London provides walks and classes for everyone across London. We can introduce you to the World of Nordic Walking and provide regular classes close to where you live or work.
You don’t have to be a member and you will always be welcome. Nordic Walking is great fun and our instructors will not only ensure that you reach your health goals but that you have a great time doing it! You will learn all you need to know in a relaxed friendly atmosphere with the Learn To Nordic Walk course. Nordic Walking London looks after its walkers, there will never be a shortage of interesting walks and people to meet!
You can read about each class and instructor on our website. We cater for all ages and level of fitness.
Exercise with Friends Nordic Walking Club offers taster sessions, Learn to Nordic Walk courses, and regular classes on beautiful Hampstead Heath.
Exercise with Friends Nordic Walking Club is run by Martin Christie. Martin brought Nordic walking into the UK in 2003, founded Nordic Walking UK nationally and has trained over 2000 instructors. Exercise with Friends aims to be the exemplar Nordic Walking UK club, offering a range of day, evening and weekend group and private Nordic walking classes for all abilities.
I discovered Nordic Walking when I was looking for ways to get fit after having my children. I have never been a fan of gyms, and have always had a passion for walking and being outdoors, no matter what the weather! To me, Nordic Walking is the perfect “green” exercise.
I live in Wimbledon and use the wonderful surroundings of Wimbledon Common for my courses and classes.
I can provide poles for all courses and classes. There is a discount on the costs of courses or classes if you have your own poles or if you book & pay for a block of sessions.
I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but have lived in London since 1982. I started Nordic Walking as a substitute for running in April 2011 and fell in love with it. I could immediately see that Nordic Walking offers huge benefits for people who are less fit due to injury, illness, lack of exercise or lack of confidence, and decided to become an instructor.
I wanted further training and completed the next level of instructing that also enables me to work with people who are referred by their doctors for a variety of problems including high blood pressure, back pain, diabetes and joint replacement. I also teach workout classes for those who want a more challenging class.
My journey with Nordic Walking began when I was looking for an outdoor activity that was fun, helped me keep fit and was sociable.
I enjoyed it so much that I decided to train as an instructor with NWUK so that I could share the joys of Nordic Walking with others and show them how it would benefit them.
It is suitable for ALL ages and fitness levels as you only walk at the pace that suits YOU.
Like pilates it can help improve your posture, increase your muscle tone but an added advantage is that it also improves your fitness levels.
Walking with poles, helps take the pressure off your joints so can help with neck and back problems as well as giving your upper body a workout.
So you get an ALL BODY WORKOUT in the great outdoors,
To begin YOUR Nordic Walking experience
Denis & Sue Collen
Sue and Den have lived in Harrow for over 20 years but have only recently realised the great potential for improving health, fitness and well-being by exercising outdoors in them. Sue was always a keen tennis and netball player, but after two ruptured Achilles tendons and the beginnings of arthritis in her knees, Nordic walking fitted the need to keep exercising and be outdoors at the same time. Den suffered heart failure in 2010 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the same time. His journey back to health and fitness has been slow but steady, with many lifestyle changes needed. One of these was the need to get more physical exercise and he has undertaken the London to Brighton cycle rider twice. Through Sue he discovered Nordic walking, an activity they have enjoyed together and he brings his passion to share his story and the lessons he has learned with others to Harrow Striders. Harrow has a huge array of free green spaces, parks and woodland areas. Together as Harrow Striders, Sue and Den have developed their Nordic walking programmes around these outdoor spaces to offer a wide variety of walks to meet the differing needs of people in our communities. There are weekly walks in the parks around Harrow and more adventurous walks in the evenings and weekends in the country parks and nature reserves around Stanmore
I started Nordic Walking in 2016 as a means of keeping fit whilst enjoying the great outdoors. Having got the bug I decided to train as an instructor. Having qualified I have set up The Nordic Way to inspire others to join this walking revolution.
I will be running a varied programme of walks which will include, free taster sessions, learn to Nordic walk, workout walks, ultimate Nordic and adventure walks.
Mark is fully licensed to take groups walking in the Royal Parks which means his insurance, qualifications and risk assessments have all been certified and checked.
Mark is also a running coach helping people improve their running technique. He has trained groups and individuals to prepare for marathons as well as those that just wish to make their Parkrun a bit easier!
Liz loves exploring the great outdoors while exercising. Nearly all walks start or finish at a cafe or pub where members can enjoy coffee or lunch. Ide Hill Nordic Walking was started by Liz Easterbrook who is a Brand Ambassador to Nordic Walking UK with the aim of creating “Exercise For Everyone”.
The groups are great fun, relaxed and age is not a barrier. Liz is passionate that everyone is given the opportunity to achieve their potential. Fitness goals can be achieved in a fun way in the best gym of all – the great outdoors! I aim to motivate you along with the other members of the group and the beautiful surroundings.
You don’t need snow…..start walking today.
I am based in North London and run sessions in a variety of locations in Finchley, Barnet, Highgate Woods and Ally Pally. I also teach for the Saracens Sports Foundation and Age UK Barnet and run occasional longer walks around London. Some of my clients have been amazing and have put themselves to the challenge. We have done a few Chickenshed 10k races, with our poles. We have walked 15 miles for Maggie’s Night Hike and 26 of us have done the 14 mile Eye to Eye Moorfields Eye hospital Challenge. Some clients have never ever walked that far before!
Becoming an instructor was the best thing I did. I have many wonderful clients who have felt the benefits of being outdoors, in a group, getting a cardiovascular workout whilst socialising at the same time. The ‘outdoor classroom’ is amazing and varied each week. It has helped many people with many different ailments to improve their stamina, fitness and upper body strength.
Would you like to experience one or more of the following? Keep fit, burn calories, exercise outdoors, tone your body, get a total body workout, have fun, meet like minded people, be part of one of the fastest growing exercise activities in the UK? Then Nordic Walking could be what you’re looking for!!
Come and try a taster session at a mutually convenient time. If you like it and want to Nordic Walk regularly you can sign up to the Learn To Nordic Walk Program which is 4 x 1 hour sessions.
If you would like to complete the Learn 2 Nordic Walk course please get in touch for further information and dates.
Health Improvement London Borough of Bexley
Bexley Health Improvement Team is excited become a delivery partner of Nordic Walking UK and bring Nordic Walking to Bexley will be offering a programme of delivered by trained NKWK instructors and community leaders:
- Taster sessions
- Learn to Nordic Walk courses
- Wellness Walks
Here at Nordic Walking East London Essex, we are extremely passionate about Nordic walking and are committed to helping the local Nordic walking community achieve their health and fitness goals.
Based in the beautiful Epping Forest, there are a variety classes throughout the week that can be enjoyed with like-minded people. The local Nordic walking community enjoys exercising outside in nature whilst having fun amd making new friends!
Nordic Walking would definitely suit you if:
- You hate going to the gym but still want to exercise
- You prefer to exercise outside with nature
- You are looking for a group to join or want to meet like minded people
- You would like to participate in a physical activity that is fun and sociable
- You want to feel fitter, happier and healthier
- You want to lose weight and tone up
You’re a runner or golfer looking for the perfect cross training tool
Nordic walking is also a great form of outdoor exercise for rehabilitation after an operation or injury. You’ll soon be back on track with your favorite sport!
Why don’t you come and try a free 45 minute taster session to see for yourself what Nordic walking can do for you? Please see the Taster Timetable for dates and also the special invitation for all visitors to my website.
I am also available to answer any questions you may have regarding Nordic Walking including information on the ‘Learn to Nordic walk’ course and regular classes. All enquiries are answered in strictest confidence.