Courses for Teens

Katie Atkins, National Trainer for INWA and British Nordic Walking has 26 years teaching as a primary teacher with 12 years as a PE specialist (working with mainstream, gifted and talented and SEND pupils). Katie also holds a Level 4 Diploma in Coaching Pedagogy in Physical Education Environments.

Rachael Wilson, INWA Nordic Walking Instructor has thirteen years’ experience supporting school children in specialisms including Occupational Therapy and Physical Education. She works closely with a number of physiotherapists to help pupils reach their potential.

Your teen is welcome to a Free Taster Session, please Contact Us for more information.

Please read our policy for Inclusivity and Safeguarding here.

Nordic4 Teens

Ages 11-18 (School Years Y7-Y13)

Available on Sunday mornings

A chance to chat and make new friends.
A chance to laugh and relish being outside in all weathers.
Actually...a chance to just be you.
Nordic4Teens: It is not just about the walking, although we love that too!
Contact us for a free Taster session.

Re energise with Nordic4Teens and explore The Downs, Blaise Castle Estate, Ashton Court, Leigh Woods and all their terrain, slopes and gullies. Make new friends, appreciate your surroundings and enjoy learning the technique of Nordic Walking whilst increasing your fitness too.

Nordic4Teens also provides fitness preparation, within the sessions for D of E (Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme). Learn to use the poles to aid your walking when carrying heavy backpacks on the flat, up and down hills.

Sessions tailored to individual needs.

Nordic Nurture

Ages 11-18 (School Years Y7-Y13)

Classes for teens receiving Occupational Therapy (OT) or with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Class sizes for up to 8 teens with two instructors.

  • Exercises focused on developing balance and co-ordination
  • Crossing the mid line
  • Hand strength for fine motor skills
  • How to walk with poles
  • Pole Games
  • Explore the wildlife and grounds of Downs/Ashton Court/Blaise Castle Estate

"It clears the mind. You see Bristol in a whole new light. You see skylarks and nature."

Maddie

Nordic4Teens

"You go faster with the poles… somehow you feel lighter even with a heavy back pack."

Emily

Nordic4Teens

All lessons and classes are fully RA, Katie and fellow instructor have fully enhanced DBS and are qualified British Nordic Walking Instructors.

For Schools: Lessons for courses are also available on school sites, during or after school by arrangement.