Specialised 1:1 Support Beginners Taster

(1 customer review)

£40.00

£40 (1 hour session)

This is a specialised 1:1 Support Beginner Taster with particular focus for walkers recovering from injury or surgery or those with joint disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinsons.

These sessions are led by Emma a doctor with 20 years medical experience and a fully qualified Nordic walking instructor.

This Beginner Taster is an introductory Session to INWA Nordic walking for fitness and well-being tailored to your individual needs.

In this Taster you will learn how to use the poles correctly, building up your walk and technique at a pace that is right for you providing you with a foundation for INWA Nordic Walking.

“Discovering Nordic Walking under Emma’s helpful, watchful eye was SO helpful. I had been struggling to maintain my walking because of hip pain, but learnt so much about how to walk in a way that supported my hip and that I could incorporate into my general walking. Thank you!” Sarah Bartlett

Sessions are delivered in a friendly and supportive way with a focus on your individual requirements. At Nordic4 we always have an individual approach with our walkers and it is important to us that we talk to walkers prior to meeting them so that we can assess their ability and their individual goals.

Emma teaches walkers with a range of medical conditions, but with a particular focus on specialised areas outlined in the description below.
Thereafter, we recommend our Specialised 1:1 Support Beginner Follow up courses: 1:1 Support Beginner Follow up Course.

Poles are provided for this taster session.

After placing your booking, Emma will contact you to arrange your session at a time and location to suit you. Please ensure all new participants have completed the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire before sessions begin.

Do call Emma on 07512 038175 if you would like to find out more information about these sessions and how they could help you with improved fitness and well-being.

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Description

Emma teaches walkers with a range of medical conditions, but with a particular focus on specialised areas outlined below:

  • 1:1 Support sessions to cater for individual needs and to build confidence in walking following injury or surgery
  • Individual walking to maintain physical activity for walkers with joint disease
  • Supported walking for people who are post-op joint replacement surgery
  • Supported walking for independent walkers with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinsons Disease
  • Supported walking for walkers with limb loss or limb difference

Poles are provided free of charge for this Taster Session.

Please ensure all new participants have completed the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire before sessions begin.

What To Wear

Clothing

Please ensure you wear layers of clothing to keep warm. Long loose trousers, a shirt, a fleece or sweatshirt and then a lightweight cagoule/waterproof coat in the event of rain. These layers can then be removed or then added one layer at a time if needs be.

Footwear

Walking boots with a flexible sole and with a deep tread are best footwear.

Please contact us if you need any advice about the above.

Locations

These classes take place at the following locations:
  • Abbots Pool - Car Park, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RR, (map)
  • Ashton Court Golf Course - Car Park, Ashton Court Estate, Abbots Leigh Rd, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN, (map)
  • Ashton Court Mansion - Lower Car Park, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN, (map)
  • Blaise Castle Estate - Main Car Park, Bristol BS10 7QT, (map)
  • Blaise Castle Estate - Coombe Dingle Car Park, The Dingle, Bristol BS9 2PA, (map)
  • Clifton Downs - Cafe, Clifton Bristol (map)
  • Clifton Downs - Saville Road, Clifton, Bristol (map)
  • Clifton Downs - Sea Walls, Clifton, Bristol (map)
  • Leigh Woods - Car Park, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QE, UK (map)
  • Leigh Woods - North Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QE, UK (map)
  • Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve - Off Glenavon Park, Bristol BS9, UK (map)

1 review for Specialised 1:1 Support Beginners Taster

  1. Martin Rashford

    The Nordic Walking has been extremely beneficial to my rehabilitation following on from my
    above knee amputation. It has helped improve my core strength and just as importantly my
    confidence. I think that one of the opinions of the staff at the Bristol Centre for Enablement
    was that I didn't have enough confidence in myself regarding walking in different
    environments.This has improved significantly over the time I have been walking with Emma. I
    have a tendancy to use crutches as I feel more secure with them, but Emma has given me the
    confidence to use poles at the times where & when I feel comfortable with the environment.
    Over this time, Emma has been a great help & given so much encouragement and for that I
    am extremely grateful.

    Martin Radford

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