Fitness Course: Nordic Walking for Beginners - Short Courses Sydney

Fitness Course: Nordic Walking for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn to stay fit and healthy with our Nordic Walking course, part of our fitness short course program in Sydney!

This Nordic walking short course will introduce you to a different style of walking that exercises the entire body. Nordic Walking can be enjoyed by both non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity and by athletes as a sport.

Nordic walkers use specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles. Using the body's natural arm swing, Nordic Walking involves planting poles into the ground behind you and pushing yourself forward, which engages the upper body and also causes the torso to rotate gently around the spine. Nordic Walking is a great way to burn more calories in less time. You can also exercise for longer without feeling exhausted as you are using more of your body's muscle groups to propel you forward.

Train with a Nordic Walking Australia accredited instructor in this Nordic walking short course and take on this fun, practical and inclusive activity.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Nordic walking course, you should be able to:

  • Choose the correct size, type, and quality of pole for safe Nordic walking
  • Utilise the walking poles and understand walking techniques correctly to enable the maximum health benefit
  • Plan an exercise regime around Nordic Walking
  • Continue with the sport independently
  • Have fun, make friends and get fit

Course content

What will be covered in this Nordic walking course?

  • Health & safety when walking
  • Help with choosing correct pole length and fitting up with poles
  • Learn to walk using basic techniques
  • Exercises to assist with right movements
  • Introduction of more advanced techniques
  • Warm down and stretch

Intended audience

Who is this Nordic walking course for?

This Nordic walking short course is for anyone who wants to burn up to 46% more calories than regular walking, have less stress on the knees and joints than jogging and engage in safe and friendly outdoor exercise.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Jogging pants or similar
  • Light layered tops to suit weather conditions
  • Sturdy footwear - preferably sports trainers or similar
  • Sun safe hat, sunscreen & insect repellant
  • Water container with a clip to attach it to your belt
  • Energy bar (optional)

Please note: The College will provide you with walking poles, however, feel free to bring your own if you have some.

Additional information

Please note the following:

It is the mission of Sydney Community College to provide quality, accessible education, and training. Our commitment to improving the quality of all courses we offer is ongoing and extends to ensuring the safety of all our students. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of any physical impairment that might impact participation in the course.

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