Get outside and step-up your walking game with our Nordic Walking Poles.
Loan Rules & Information
- Nordic Walking Poles have a 1 week loan period with 1 renewal available.
- Holds are available on Nordic Walking Poles
About Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking strikes a perfect balance between an exhilarating cardio exercise and a vigorous muscle workout for your shoulders, arms, core, and legs. Yet, unlike conventional cardio routines like walking or jogging, Nordic Pole Walking offers a more efficient and low-impact exercise that engages 90% of your muscles. In fact, Nordic Walking is an exceptional exercise for lowering or managing body fat, cholesterol and blood pressure.
Nordic walking first emerged in Finland in the early 1900s as a way for cross-country skiers to train during the summer months. “Ski walking” as it was called at the time was developed on the basis of off-season ski-training while using one-piece ski poles.
Over the years, health experts started to take note of the health benefits Nordic walking has to offer, and advocates promoted the sport that grew in popularity and evolved into the modern activity many enjoy today.
Nordic pole walking involves applying force to the poles with each stride to speed up and intensify their gait. As a result, Nordic walkers use more of their entire body (with greater intensity) receiving further fitness benefits not achievable with normal walking.
Source: Nordic Pole Walking Ontario Website (nordicpolewalkingontario.ca)