Glen Arbor, MI, November 25, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Free Nordic walking lessons and free Nordic walking pole rentals will be hosted in celebration of Winter Trails Day on January 9, 2010, in Glen Arbor, Michigan. Winter Trails Day is a national snowsports day. The free Nordic Walking Lessons and pole rentals will be provided by Glen Arbor’s www.skiwalking.com and the American Nordic Walking System
The focus in Glen Arbor will be on Nordic Walking, while other supporting locations across the country will be promoting other Nordic Sports – including Nordic Skiing (cross country) and Nordic Snowshoeing. Nordic Walking, Nordic Skiing and Nordic snowshoeing (snowshoeing with poles) are all wonderful ways for children and adults to discover the many healthy fitness and social benefits of enjoying winter.
Nordic Walking is unique in that walking with specialized Nordic Walking Poles can be done in any climate and any time of year. Currently over 8 million Europeans are walking with poles – in the cities, out in the country and up in the mountains. Nordic Walking poles are equipped with durable metal tips for off-road use – grass, trails, the beach snow and ice. Nordic Walking poles are also designed to accept rubber tips/paws for use on pavement and other hard surfaces.
Walking with poles has been proven to burn up to 40% more calories than walking without poles. When using the perfect length poles and the correct technique the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back are radically reduced. Balance, stability and gait are also hugely improved.
Edwards has been teaching Nordic Walking classes all across the country and has received positive feedback from thousands of individuals of all ages and all fitness levels. Many participants in his classes refer to his user-friendly one-piece poles as "miracle sticks", but in reality, the success is all about biomechanics. Hosting Nordic Walking classes is extremely enjoyable for Edwards and he especially enjoys hosting Nordic Walking clinics for MS, Parkinson’s and Diabetes support groups, plus Wounded Warrior Programs. Edwards has proven that Nordic Walking is no longer just for expert skiers deprived of snow during the summer.
Edwards has proven repeatedly that his quality one-piece poles are safer, lighter and much more durable than cheap twist-locking and flip-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles. Almost daily Edwards hears stories about the many shortcomings of twist-lock and flip-lock poles.
According to Nick Mahood, SWIX USA Nordic Walking Director, "Pete Edwards, The American Nordic Walking System and skiwalking.com's owner/founder/coach, has single handedly introduced thousands of Americans to Nordic Walking through his enthusiastic Nordic Walking clinics! I have no doubt that Edwards is the #1 retailer of Nordic Walking Poles in the USA! You can quote me on that!"
The free Nordic Walking lessons and pole rentals will be available from 10am –2pm on Saturday, January 9th. The home office of skiwalking.com and the American Nordic Walking System is located at 5873 South Lake Street in Glen Arbor. Advance reservations are not required, but appreciated.