I started having lower back problems in 2010 and spent a small fortune on physios. Eventually one of them advised me to build my core strength and exercise more – easier said than done when you’re in pain! – and, I always hated exercising, gyms were so boring and lonely. Then in February 2015 I signed up for a Nordic Walking UK Taster session, and I haven’t looked back. My back feels great and I no longer worry about hurting it. I’ve met so many people I wouldn’t have otherwise, and made lots of new friends.
In 2017 I decided to take my love of Nordic Walking one step further and trained to be a NWUK Accredited Instructor and set up Nordic Walking Tameside so I can help others experience the benefits of Nordic Walking.
Nordic Walking allows me to really enjoy exercising whenever and wherever it suits, and at whatever pace I fancy on that day. I’ve found Nordic Walking is a great way to relax, improve your mood, and improve your activity/fitness levels in a fun and sociable group (the bacon butties and coffee after walks help as well 😊)