Bristol Walk Fest 2022
We are proud to support and take part in Bristol Walk Fest 2022. Reserve your place with us today!
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.
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.
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.
We have been teaching Alison, who has hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, the INWA Nordic Walking technique to walk with improved posture and gait, increase core strength and work her upper body muscles. Read about her extraordinary progress...
Nordic4 clothing and accessories now available!
We've partnered with TeamTek Bristol to provide a selection of exclusive products for Nordic4.
Walking for well-being
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.
Some kind words...
“I ❤️ Nordic walking! The Challenging Nordic Fitness session is a sociable, energising and revitalising workout in rejuvenating nature led by true professionals.”Julie Seary Walking Fitness Group
“Me time, mental health survival kit, great for the mind body and soul, friendship, improving whole body fitness and balance, future proofing my body and mind, joyful, confidence building.”Claire Walking Fitness Group
“Really wonderful, patient instruction. I would highly recommend to anyone. I am moderately fit and this was both suitably challenging whilst also really enjoyable. I look forward to further sessions!”Kathryn Bateman
“My daughter has been going to the teens sessions since she was 14. She has completed her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver and she has made a fantastic bunch of friends. Despite feeling a bit apprehensive and worrying about what others would think initially, she has come to hugely value her two hours every Sunday morning. It amazes me how keen she is to go rain or shine. She loves the time away from everything and being out in nature. Katie and her team provide a safe and happy space for exercise, sociability and laughs! Her knowledge of nature, the seasons and the best areas to walk in Bristol is wonderful and she transmits this to the students in such a gentle way. My daughter is regularly pointing things out to me now that she would never have noticed before. I truly believe she has learned a skill for life!”Celine Hooper Nordic4Teens
“Age is no bar! Katie will tailor the walks to your ability and ensure your safety and enjoyment. You will soon be surprising yourself with your increasing fitness."Rosemary Burton Walking Fitness Group
"Katie’s Nordic walking course was great fun. She has exceptional patience and is very encouraging. Katie made all 5 sessions very enjoyable while teaching us the basics of Nordic walking. I could definitely feel the benefits and would recommend learning Nordic walking to anyone who is keen to get active in a way that is kind on the joints but is a great work out! Thanks so much Katie!"Lara Morris Walk With Friends
"You’re a great teacher! You’re knowledgeable & very encouraging, which helps us extend beyond our limits."H Rolston
"Thank you Katie for getting me this far. You are such an inspirational and patient teacher."C Gibson
"Katie took great care to understand my needs and tailored each session accordingly... Lessons were fun and gradually I started to feel the benefit, my posture, balance and stability improved, my energy levels increased and as a bonus I dropped a dress size!!"Sue Luger
“Emma is all you might ever hope for from a teacher, especially when you might be nervous, self conscious or unsure about your abilities. She is consistently gentle, patient and always reassuring. Add to this, professionalism, kindness & and a lovely sense of humour and you have a perfect instructor for anyone worried about their mobility.”Jo W Nordic4 Joints
“The Nordic4Teens teams’ dedication to providing a positive environment for them share space with each other and keep fit is so valuable. My teen enjoys the challenge coupled with the social aspect. The positivity and consistency Katie provides helps enormously with keeping in a good frame of mind particularly through the pandemic.”Asha G Nordic4 Teens
“I joined Nordic Walking for the much needed exercise and found everyone so friendly and helpful. The groups are small so you are able to make friends and exercise with a spot of nature thrown in.”Jan C Gentle walking Fitness Group
“Walking with Nordic 4 has been an absolute pleasure. Instruction and training methods are clear, concise and enjoyable .Also included as part of the walking are various fitness exercises covering balance, core strengthening, flexibility and muscle toning, all at a comfortably paced level. All in all an excellent way to enjoy exercise in the company of like-minded people.”Mike S Come Nordic Walking Fitness Group
“With Nordic Walking, my personal preference was to make sure I really “got” the proper technique – surely that’s the way to maximise the benefit? The 1:1 Beginner sessions really ensured that. A bit of a financial investment – but worthwhile, it seems to me, to get the foundations right at the start (the rate of progress is good when you’re the sole focus of a session).”Erica H Advanced Beginner Course