Nordic Pole Walking for Seniors
CHIRP Community Health has partnered with Castlemaine Community House for this Nordic Pole Walking program in the Mount Alexander Shire.
Nordic Pole Walking is a low impact form of exercise that activates 90% of the muscles in the body. This can result in toned upper arms, shoulders and back muscles. It has a greater aerobic effect than regular walking with reduced strain on the lower body.
Volunteers who have been trained by the Nordic Walking academy are leading this program. The one hour sessions include a warm up, walk and end with a cool down.
What is the cost?
This program is free as it has been funded by Active Neighbourhoods for Older Australians. Nordic Poles are available for booked participants to use during the sessions.
Who is eligible to join?
These Nordic Walking groups are for people aged 65 years and over. Nordic Pole Walking can be performed by people with any fitness level. No experience or poles necessary for these groups, just an interest in trying this popular form of exercise.
Where and When?
CHIRP Community Health run 10 week courses throughout the year.
A regular Friday morning Nordic Pole walking Group is also available to those who have completed a 10 week course.
How to find more information?
Bookings are essential as groups will be purposely kept small to maximise participant safety.
To find out more or book, call CHIRP Community Health on 54791000
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