Exercisers can start the New Year off with a walk which offers a full body workout!
Two new ‘Nordic Walking’ classes are being set up in both Northallerton and Thirsk.
“Nordic Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels,” said David Earl, Hambleton District Council’s Development Officer – Health and Wellbeing.
“It burns more calories than regular walking, improves posture and co-ordination, allows the cardiovascular training intensity of jogging without the high impact and can alleviate neck and should pain.
“The use of poles gives a work out to the upper body as well as the legs. The poles help propel the walker along, meaning they work harder than normal but with the support of the poles it feel easier. Its sociable and fun, so come along and have a go!”
The hour long taster sessions led by qualified and experienced Nordic Walking instructor run every:
Wednesday in Thirsk from 10 – 11am, starting at Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre and every Thursday in Northallerton from 12 – 1pm, starting at Northallerton Leisure Centre.
£2 per session, poles will be provided but spaces are limited.