Alison Clarke talks about being a British Nordic Walking instructor June 05 2019
Nordic Walking instructor, Alison Clarke, started as many Nordic Walkers do, as someone who was never a great exercise enthusiast. Following her retirement from a career in nursing, today she shares her knowledge, experience and keenness with other Nordic Walkers as a British Nordic Walking instructor.
Of her first experience learning to Nordic Walk with Catherine Hughes, Alison says, "
"I didn’t feel judged, and I took to it like a duck to water."
And from there she's found that you don’t have to be the fittest athlete in the park to be a good instructor - what you need is patience, empathy, and the ability to relate to lots of different people.
Listen to Alison's story in this video, courtesy of This Girl Can Nottingham.
If you're thinking of following in Alison's footsteps, take a look at our up-coming instructor courses which can train you to teach Nordic Walking using the internationally recognised INWA 10-Step Technique. Check them out here...