Over 65’s Walk and Talk

£10.00£45.00

Weekly group sessions: £10 per session (30 mins)
Weekly sessions take place on Monday and Friday 11.15-11.45am on the Downs.

For all new walkers, we recommend an Initial 1:1 Over 65 Taster Session (1 hour £45) at your home or on the Downs with Katie and Liz to introduce ourselves to you and talk through your form. We will then introduce Nordic Walking to you, at the right level, ensuring teaching and poles are tailored to your individual needs. You can then come along to the weekly sessions feeling confident and assured.

How can Nordic walking help you?

  • Gain extra stability from the poles
  • Improve balance, coordination and strengthen large muscle groups
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Improve functional fitness for everyday activities
  • Manage existing medical conditions and have a positive impact on arthritis

How can Walk and Talk help you?

  • Supportive teaching to improve fitness and wellbeing
  • Help to create a regular exercise routine in a small, safe and friendly group setting
  • Enjoy exercise in the fresh air
  • Indoor provision in inclement weather so that you can continue to enjoy your Walk and Talk sessions whatever the weather
  • All sessions involve walking on flat ground with benches for rest if needed
  • Each session has a maximum of 10 walkers and is led by two INWA Nordic4 Instructors Katie and Liz, ensuring teaching is tailored to your individual needs.
  • Walkers like to enjoy coffee together after the session at Caffe Arabica in North View Westbury Park. Free and easy parking is nearby so do come and join us!

Join us for our friendly, small group weekly Walk and Talk sessions. Specifically designed for the Over 65’s who may have reduced mobility and would like support to be active helping to maintain independence. These sessions are suitable for all including those with Parkinsons’ Disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. Partners and carers are welcome.

To book:
Weekly Group Sessions:
Please select “Weekly Group Sessions” in the dropdown below and select a session of your choice in the calendar to start your booking. If you would like to book onto more than one session, please add each session to the basket individually.

 

New Walkers:
Please give Katie a call on 07970 741320 to see how we can tailor these sessions to you and help you or a family member enjoy and benefit from our weekly Walk and Talk Sessions. Please ensure all new participants have completed the Over 65’s Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire before sessions begin.

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For all new walkers, we recommend an initial 1:1 session (1 hour) with Katie and Liz to talk through your PARQ form and introduce ourselves to you. This will enable us to chat through past and present medical history and assess your walking so that we can then introduce you to INWA Nordic walking, with teaching tailored to your needs. This session costs £45. Please ensure you have completed the Over 65’s Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire before sessions begin.

After the weekly walking session, walkers like to enjoy coffee together at Caffe Arabica in North View Westbury Park. (40 North View, Bristol BS6 7QA). Free and easy parking is nearby so do come and join us!

Important: In poor weather, walking sessions will be held indoors at the Newman Hall, Sacred Heart Church. (28 Grange Ct Rd, Bristol BS9 4DR). This means that you can continue to enjoy your Walk and Talk sessions whatever the weather!
Katie, will contact you by phone the night before to inform you.

(Please note all Nordic4 Instructors are trained in Outdoor First Aid)

Locations

Sea walls: Meet on path by the benches near Public loos at Sea walls, Downs, Bristol. (map)

Ladies Mile: Meet where path (green dotted line) crosses Ladies Mile (map)

Peregrine Falcon Watch Point: Meet on right side, towards the end of Circular road road coming from Sea Walls. The Look Out is on the right as the road bends, overlooking the gorge.

Saville Road: Meet just past the Post Box on the right hand side when driving from Parrys Lane. (map)

2 reviews for Over 65’s Walk and Talk

  1. Jo B

    My 83 year old mother …suffers from osteoporosis and her balance isn’t very good but I saw her walking with a straight back and with more confidence.

  2. Sue W

    Katie …introduces just the right level of technique ensuring I don’t overdo it and do more harm than good

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