Nordic walking is walking with specially designed poles, which propel the walker forwards, when the correct technique is employed.   It can help you lose weight, maintain fitness levels or reintroduce you back into physical activity. Nordic Walking results in higher (approximately 20 -50% more) energy expenditure and results in more calories being burnt than when walking at the same speed. 


How to get started


I teach the Nordic Walking at various locations. To see if Nordic Walking is for you why not come along to one of the free taster sessions before you commit to the full course. Once you have learnt the technique you can then join the regular Nordic Walking sessions.

Free taster sessions

The free taster session last for 45 minutes and enable you to get a feel for what Nordic Walking can do for you. The next free taster classes are on the following days and times.

Nordic Walking Tuition

If you enjoy the taster session it is essential that you learn the full and correct Nordic Walking technique by attending the Nordic Walk tuiton course. The course is structured teaching programme of two hour and a half sessions. This will help you to master the basics that will enable you to competently Nordic Walk and to attend any organised walks with us at Nordic Walking Beds and Bucks.

This will enable you to gain maximum benefits regardless of your fitness levels.

The cost for the course is £40 including pole hire. 

There is absolutely no obligation to attend a course if you decide Nordic walking is not for you after the free session.

It is essential that you phone and book all the above sessions so I can reserve your poles for you

Contact Paul either by phone, text or email




Nordic walking Instructors


Paul Collins MSc mcsp (Nordic Walking Instructor)

Paul is a Chartered physiotherapist with a background in sport and Exercise science.


Having been working as a chartered physiotherapist and Nordic Walking Instructor in elite and recreational sports for the past 5 years his experience enables him to teach a variety of sessions in Nordic walking accommodating for a variety of fitness levels and abilities.


Paul has the ability to adapt exercise training to achieve agreed, individually tailored exercise goals

1 to 1 tuition/rehabilitation is available and costs £30 per hour


Dennis Simpson (Nordic Walking Instructor)

Hi I am Dennis. I have been Nordic Walking since I was trained by Paul some 7 years ago. Now a long distance walker also. I have been qualified as a nordic walking instructor for about 18 months

At present I am offering led nordic walks in the Mid and South Beds area on Saturday mornings right through the year.  In the summer months I also off led Nordic walks in the evenings. The walks are suitable for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Surprise yourself - get out there!!

I also offer Nordic walking tuition and can be flexible as to location and timings.

Free taster sessions are available

Four hours tuition costs just £20

Contact Dennis on 07508827279 or e mail


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