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Learn how to Nordic Pole Walk! It's time! The first Beginner session of Fall 2018 will start Tuesday, October 9 at 6 pm in Piedmont Park. It is a 3 week session of one-hour training, meeting twice a week through October 25 or 30, depending on weather. Cost is $96 for the full session. If you need poles, rental for the complete session is $15.

Piedmont Park 10th Street Entrance

10th Street · Atlanta, GA

What we're about

Become a SoNoPo-ler; abandon the zombie workout on the treadmills at the gym and join us for a full body workout outdoors! Get out; get inspired! If you walk, bike, or run for your fitness, Nordic Pole Walking is the perfect cross-training complement because it adds upper body strength while maintaining lower body levels.

Nordic Pole Walking is not easy but, with some training, you will all be ready to head out to some interesting venues, maintain your achieved fitness levels and explore Atlanta places you never thought to walk. It can be done solo but learning as a group has advantages. Walking is a sport that rewards constancy and there's little like a group to inspire you to that.

Normal walking, even with a fast pace and good stride, only uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the body at any given time. Put some Nordic Walking poles in your hands, and with the proper technique, you will now be utilizing up to 90% of your body’s muscle while increasing your heart rate significantly.

By using the Nordic walking poles, you increase your heart rate on average 10-15% more than normal walking. This means you can burn well over 400 calories per hour, much more than normal walking, which only burns approximately 280.

I think of Nordic Pole Walking as tai chi with a faster heart beat! All the zen of beautiful spaces with the added aerobic and upper body strength benefits.

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