It’s not time to put those poles away for the winter! Continue to walk outdoors with us this fall. We have free group walks scheduled at Ritter Farm, Centennial Lakes and French Regional Park through December. As always Rhea and I will have extra poles available for any newcomers. It’s always more fun in a group!
See Trail Calendar for complete details and be sure to rsvp so we’ll know someone is coming to walk with us.
Most of us Nordic Walk all year round but with winter closing in we are just about finished with our regular group walks and outdoor classes. I have one more class in St Paul Saturday Oct 20 and will offer an end of season free intro at Hoigaards on Saturday November 10 at 9am.
Rhea will continue to do some group walks but be sure to check the schedule before you head out to walk. If you missed the classes and still want to get started this fall give us a call and we can set up a private or small group class for you and your friends.
Linda Lemke, the Nordic Walking Queen, will be leading a Nordic Walk Now Instructor Training in Golden Valley on Saturday October 13 from 12:30-5pm. This training is geared toward fitness trainers, outdoor recreation leaders, community education programmers and of course anyone who loves to Nordic Walk and would like to pass on the joy of poles.
Registration through www.nordicwalknow.com, (class is not posted, but you can register there) and you can email Linda with any questions. email@example.com
School has started and we’re all into our new routine. Make Nordic Walking part of yours. There are lots of introductory classes coming up, one this Monday, 9/24, with the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. It’s a free intro from 5:30-7pm, registration is requested but the class is free. For all of you downtown Minneapolis folk, this is your chance to do some walking in your own back yard! Hope to see you there.
Come anytime between 9-11 on Thurs Aug 23 to the Burnsville YMCA on 13850 Portland Avenue South to experience all the benefits of Nordic Walking. Linda Lemke and friends will be there to show you how to super charge your walk by adding Nordic Walking poles. We’ll work with whatever time constraints you have…..be it 5 minutes or 30 minutes, let us show you how to Nordic Walk. Equipment provided. Members and non-members welcome. See you then!
Here’s the scoop. August 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m@ Hyland Park in Bloomington. Demo is Free and includes a 15 minute intro to Nordic walking followed by about a 45 minute walk. The Hyland GreenFit Club starts this Fall (with registration opening August 1). Poles available for use. We will meet at the Hyland Visitor Center at Hyland Lake. Call for more info: 763-694-7726
The GreenFit Club is a club that meets three times a week: one day we Nordic walk, another day is yoga, and the third day consists of some outdoor recreation activity (like canoeing or archery). Meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
September 6-November 29, 5:30-6:30 PM
For registration and a schedule of activities, visit www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763.559.6700 and reference activity #423117-00.
We don’t often travel to the east side of town to do any Nordic Walking so it’s with great pleasure that I get to remind you of the free Tastes coming up in the next two weeks.
On Wednesday Aug 1 9:30-11am I’ll be at the East Side YMCA 875 Arcade Street St Paul to present a free introductory lesson to Y members and non members alike. Stop on by and try Nordic Walking, it’s ever so much better than plain old vanilla walking without poles.
If you live closer to Wisconsin we’re not leaving you out. Tuesday August 7 look for us at the St Croix Valley YMCA 2211 Vine Street in Hudson WI.
And just to complete the circle we’ll be Nordic walking at the Minneapolis Women’s Club for National Night Out in Loring Park from 5-8pm.
There’s no excuses now. We’ll bring the poles and the expertise to get you started on the right foot with the left hand ( opposite hand and feet coordination is part of the stellar technique of Nordic Walking)
See you out there!