Nordic walking taster

NORDIC walking, one of the world’s fastest growing fitness activities, is coming to Louth and Skegness, as part of a health programme for the local community.

To give give local people a chance to try the activity, East Lindsey District Council is holding free taster sessions in both areas.

Using specially designed poles, Nordic Walking uses all major muscles in the body and burns 20 to 40 per cent more calories than ordinary walking.

Exercise Referral Specialist at the Council, Chris Hancock, explained: “Nordic Walking is a great form of exercise and gives you a full body workout. The best thing is that the poles actually propel you along so it is really easy to do.”

Introductory Free Taster sessions are being held at the following locations with the poles being provided:

Hubbards Hills, Louth (Café Car Park End), with kind permission from the Hubbards Hills Trust. Please arrive early, session commence 10am-11am, Wednesday, August 31.

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, Skegness (Main Visitor Centre Car Park) with kind permission from Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Please arrive early, session commence 12.30pm-1.30pm, Thursday September 1.

Tracey Richardson, who helps deliver the sessions, said: “We hope that once people have tried Nordic Walking they come back and do it with us on a regular basis. We’re really keen to help local people improve their health through better exercise and a healthier diet and Nordic Walking is a great way to achieve that.”

A full programme of Nordic Walking sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.

For further information, please contact Tracey Richardson on 07825989418 or Chris Hancock on 07958805525.

Alternatively, e-mail tracey.richardson@e-lindsey.gov.uk or chris.hancock@e-lindsey.gov.uk