Joanne Slater (Jo) – Walk Leader

Jo started Nordic walking back in 2015 following severe back problems. After not being able to walk or drive for nearly 2 years, and then having to undergo back surgery, she was suffering from back, hip and knee pain, she was overweight and her mental health was suffering badly! She took up Nordic walking not only for the health benefits, but also to meet new people and get different insights into life.

Jo trained as a Walk Leader in January 2018. She has seen & experienced how much Nordic walking helps people become stronger, increase mobility and fitness, and saw the reward both physically and mentally for all ages and abilities.