Alison Hulston (Ali) – Walk Leader

I have been Nordic Walking for nearly 4 years now. I initially joined because I loved walking and at that time I only walked my dog, which if any of you have dogs know, it’s a bit stop and start because I can’t let my dog off the lead. I wanted to improve my fitness , (which was non existent) and mental health.  And running and gyms did not appeal to me.

I had read an article on Nordic Walking and decided to give it a go. Right from the word go I loved it, you meet such nice people and get to walk in places that you would never go to on your own. You meet people from all walks of life who all want the same thing ……to get fit, walk and chat.

When I first started, I was always at the back of the group, huffing and puffing, stopping and starting. Now I am a lot fitter and a walk leader for Jane, which I really enjoy. Although sometimes it can be a bit of a magical mystery tour if I don’t have Jane’s fab directions !!! I’ve never lost anyone yet !!! And by the way I still don’t like hills even though I can walk up them now.

So why not try one of the free taster sessions. You never know it might just be the start of something new and you will always be made welcome no matter what your level of fitness.