Dauphin Recreation Services is thrilled to offer a new program to our community - Urban Poling!
Urban Poling Clinic, made possible by Healthy Together Now
Sunday, March 5th at the Indoor Walking Track/Strilkiwski Viewing Lounge
Clinics offered at 10:00am and 1:00pm - pick what time works for you!
Each clinic is approximately 1.5-2 hours.
Facilitators are: Karen & Anne from Yorkton, SK.
Poles are provided for the clinic and will be available to purchase.
Urban Poling - Walking with Poles
Curious about the walking pole workout? Urban poling (also known as Nordic walking) has toning, calorie-burning and posture benefits that have made it popular in Europe for decades and a new workout favourite in Canada. Just grab your poles and go!
There are many benefits to walking with poles, here are a few of them:
IT SPEEDS UP WEIGHT LOSS
Pole walking increases your heart and cardiovascular rate by 20% and your calorie burb by up to 46% without any additional effort.
We use less than 50% of our major muscles when we walk without poles. With poles we use over 90%: abs, arms, shoulders, upper chest, back, neck and legs.
IT IMPROVES POSTURE
Nordic Walking naturally aligns your spine and strengthens your core, so each step helps you stand and sit taller.
IT'S LOW-STRESS AND LOW-IMPACT
The poles help distribute weight and lessen the load with which we hit the ground, making a big difference for those with back, hip, knee, ankle or feet problems.
30 minutes of pole walking = 50 minutes of regular walking, making it a perfect fit for your lunchtime stroll.