Welcome to Nordic4 in Bristol

The ethos of Nordic 4 is a focus on correct technique, developing a deeper understanding of one’s body in exercise, improved fitness and a sense of well-being. With Nordic4 you can achieve your personal fitness goals whatever your age or fitness level, in sessions tailored to your pace and terrain. The variety of Beginner Courses and Nordic walking Fitness sessions from Gentle to Challenge Plus reflect this. Each month we offer Seasonal Walks across all our walking groups, exploring the beautiful local areas of Bristol and further surrounding countryside. Catch up with others as we enjoy the changing seasons and all they offer in walks tailored to you. We look forward to sharing Nordic Walking with you. Enjoy browsing our site!

Katie, Founder of Nordic4 Bristol.

Nordic4 where technique based teaching guides fitness...whatever your starting point and age.

Exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind.

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your “walk”. Derived from cross country skiing it changes your walk into a full body workout. Inclusive, low impact and great for children and adults, it takes you into the fresh air all year round. Improving balance and co-ordination, Nordic walking tones upper and lower body, releasing tension and relaxing the mind.

Walking for well-being

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Derived from Nordic Ski-ing, Nordic Walking can engage over 90% of skeletal muscles, burning 46% more calories compared to normal walking at the same pace. A form of exercise where correct technique is key to improved fitness, Nordic walking can be tailored to your needs and goals at Nordic4, as appropriate to wherever you are on your fitness journey.


Meet new people and make new friends as you Nordic walk with others. Leave your phone and technology behind. Give yourself a new experience, create headspace and time to think clearly and reflect. Reconnect with nature, notice the changing seasons and all they offer and immerse yourself in the wonderful scenery that surrounds you.


Learn INWA Nordic Walking, finding the right level for you from the Foundation steps to a more Advanced level. Enjoy the success and benefits that the technique provides and the accomplishment of learning something new. At Nordic4 we tailor all our teaching to you so that as an individual walker, with a friend or in a group, you can learn how Nordic Walking is a sport for all.

What makes Nordic4 different?

We understand that not ‘one size fits all’. Everyone is different, so why should our teaching and classes be the same for all of our walkers? We give personal attention applying our knowledge and teaching to match your individual requirements, so that you can get the most from our sessions.

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Did you know that...?

Nordic Walking gives faster results for weight loss than regular walking and burns up to 46% more calories than normal walking.

Did you know that...?

Dr. Thorwesten of the University of Munster, Germany, showed that muscle exertion in the arms (11-14%), core, and legs increased when walking with poles, as opposed to regular walking, and the participant’s endurance increased significantly.

However, the benefits were seen only in those who used the correct Nordic Walking technique.