Courses for Adults

We offer a range of adult walking courses which are tailored to individual needs. Walking poles are provided for all lessons and are available for a loan fee with a returnable deposit required.

Beginners Courses

Nordic4 Beginners

Learn to Nordic Walk 1:1 or with a friend(s)

Nordic4's Beginner Course is a walking programme for fitness and well-being tailored to your individual needs with an emphasis on technique.
Learn the INWA Foundation steps, how your body moves and how to engage and work the different muscle groups.

Beginners Follow-Up

Foundation Steps Embedded / Advanced Technique

A course of 5 lessons to fully embed the Foundation Nordic Walking Technique (INWA) Programme or fully master the Advanced Nordic Walking Technique (INWA) Programme for walkers who have completed the Beginners Walking Taster Course with Nordic4.

“This Beginners Walking Taster is brilliant to teach you physically how to walk firstly without the poles, then how to incorporate them into your Nordic walking. What I enjoyed most about Katie’s style of teaching is that it encompasses fully enjoying nature and I found the body checks very mindful and gives you a break from day to day thoughts and routines. The Downs are a beautiful location to do this. There are also many physical benefits such as improving posture and balance. I would highly recommend a beginners taster to anyone if any walking ability and any age.”

Katie Kennedy

Beginner

Nordic Walking Fitness Groups

Gentle Walking

Join Katie, Emma and Nicola for a one hour walking session for the independent walker who would like to build up their walking time with rest stops.

Come Nordic Walking

Join Katie for a friendly, small group weekly session that is suitable for those who would like to Nordic Walk on flat ground at a comfortable pace for an hour.

Challenging Nordic Fitness

A fun and enjoyable Nordic Walking fitness programme to get you fit and motivated whilst meeting others. Feel refreshed, positive and enlivened!

Challenge Plus Nordic Fitness

Sessions focus on interval walking fitness, walking endurance and optimising the Advanced INWA Nordic Walking Technique. Varied terrain is used to ensure a good workout including steep slopes and steps.

“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

“Love the Challenge Plus Nordic Fitness: to sum up fitness, fresh air, variety and fun with excellent tuition which challenges you & is tailored to your needs. It’s a sociable way to explore Bristol’s varied green spaces and meet new people too.”

Sue Luger

Walking Fitness Group

Additional Courses & Walks

Nordic4 Joints Walking Fitness

Osteoporosis, Arthritis

A walking group for the independent walker, who may find it difficult to walk for an hour due to being impacted by Osteoporosis, Arthritis.
Sessions are taught by Emma who has time to listen, is able to understand your physical complaint and can adapt the Nordic Technique and walking time for you when necessary with rest stops available.

Seasonal Walks

Join us for our seasonal walks 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. Open to all Nordic4 walkers these walks are all walked at a steady pace.

Technique Top-Up

Refresh your technique

'Top up’ your technique sessions with Katie for walkers who have completed a walking course with Nordic4 or who have experience of the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA) Nordic Walking 10 Step Technique.

1:1 Support to Sport Nordic Walking Fitness

Support, Encouragement, Extension, Achievement

1:1 sessions to help build confidence in your walking and fitness and be encouraged to achieve a personal, more intensive Fitness goal.

Walk and a Talk

Join us and catch up with others as we learn about the wildlife and the Past and Present on our doorstep.

All our lessons are tailored to the individual and can be adapted for those with Parkinson’s, hyper mobility or mobility issues.

Try a Nordic Walking Away Day for your workplace

Looking for Nordic4Kids and Nordic4Teens walking courses?

“Went on the Seasonal Walk to Black Down to see the bluebells. A superb walk, with so much variety and interest. Katie makes the walk fun and enjoyable as well as informative and it’s a great chance to meet new people too. Well worth booking onto a seasonal walk. Highly recommended.”

Lara Morris

Seasonal Walks