Over 10 million Europeans are Nordic Walking (Ski Walking) in the cities, out in the country and up in the mountains. Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe. And now Americans of all ages and athletic abilities have the opportunity to unlock the calorie burning and aerobic benefits of Nordic WALKING Poles.
The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM Nordic Walking Poles are #1 in Nordic Ski Walking in the USA. We are dedicated to providing Americans of ALL ages and ALL fitness levels with quality Nordic Ski Walking Poles. We promote the simple fact that one-piece poles custom fit to each individual's height are safer, lighter and much more durable than cheap/flimsy 2-piece and 3-piece twist-lock and flip-lock collapsible poles that tend to rattle, vibrate, freeze-up and/or collapse unexpectedly. All of our poles are equipped with real Nordic Ski Walking straps - kind of like a fingerless glove. Our comfortable patented straps are patented by the Salomon Ski Company.
According to Nick Mahood, SWIX USA Nordic Walking Director, "Pete Edwards, SKIWALKING.COM's owner/founder, has single handedly introduced thousands of Americans to Nordic Walking through his enthusiastic clinics! I have no doubt that Edwards is the #1 retailer of Nordic Walking Poles in the USA! You can quote me on that!"
When using the correct length poles everyone is automatically forced to walk taller - with hips forward and with a straighter back. Men even stop walking like apes! Better posture is biomechanically a good thing. Combine this improved posture with the unique 4-Wheel-Drive action of walking with fitness poles and there is a noticeable decrease in the stress put on the weight bearing joints. It is not magic. It is just physics. Balance and stability are also hugely improved.
Nordic Ski Walking burns up to 40% more calories than walking without poles. Ski Walking also reduces knee and joint strain. Ski Walking naturally loosens & strengthens the neck, back and shoulders. Unlike walking, running and biking, Ski Walking works the arms, shoulder and abs.
Here's a great endorsement from Dr. Christiane Northrup:
"My Nordic Ski Walking poles have been a terrific addition to my regular exercise program. I love the way they incorporate my upper body during a walk, thus giving me more strength-training and calorie burning for the time spent. I highly recommend them to everyone!"
Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom (Bantam, 2005), The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam, 2001), and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (Bantam, 1998)
From Dr. Schumann:
"I am now an avid Nordic ski walker and I am preaching to all those I meet! I have recently lost 85# and was looking for a way to make my walking routine a more intense cardiovascular workout. This was made a little bit more difficult by the fact that I have osteoarthritis in my hands, feet, and knees, and a history of chronic trochanteric bursitis in my left hip. I can't just increase my mileage, and I can't jog. I tried walking with weights. Ugh! Then I learned about ski walking when I was browsing in the Lands' End catalog. I googled on ski walking and found you. I was hooked after my first walk. I've been walking at least 5 days a week for 2-3 miles a day. I am doing great! You can see the muscle development in my arms. And my waist is disappearing.
I've gotten several of the physical therapists at my hospital hooked. ( I am a pediatrician and the medical director of a Women's Wellness program) My mother has severe osteoarthitis and osteoporosis and is recovering from a hip fracture. I just ordered her a set for Christmas. This is a great idea for people with arthitis, osteoporosis, and balance problems. My plan is to start up a ski walking club next spring as part of our Women's Wellness program.
Thanks. Keep working on getting the word out. This is a form of exercise that anyone can do."
The SWIX VIP's are the #1 selling Nordic Ski Walking Poles in the USA - priced at only $69.95 per pair. The VIP's are custom made in Lillehammer, Norway, exclusively for The American Nordic Walking System and SKIWALKING.COM
The NEW 2008 EXEL Carbon Urban Skier Poles are $129.95 per pair.
All poles come with a free Nordic Ski Walking DVD!
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