Teach outdoor group exercise - become a British Nordic Walking instructor
Within many Covid-19 restrictions it has been possible to teach Nordic Walking to groups and 1 to 1 sessions since the end of the UK’s first lockdown.
There have been regional differences and changes over time and we cannot guarantee that restrictions will remain consistent but British Nordic Walking instructors have enjoyed more freedom and flexibility than most group exercise instructors to teach and keep their clients happy.
Challenging times call for a new approach. Here’s why you should add Nordic Walking to your exercise portfolio, now and for the future.
A great outdoor group exercise
From a recreational walk to some heavy duty hill training, Nordic Walking is a flexible way of boosting your clients’ health and fitness.
Match your teaching to your clients’ goals and preferences. Nordic Walking is suitable for any time of year, whatever the weather (unless it’s actually going to be dangerous, of course). And it is always possible to teach beginners and give technique sessions to experienced Nordic Walkers one-to-one.
A whole body exercise
Nordic Walking is so much more than “walking with poles”. As a whole body exercise, Nordic Walking burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking and uses 90% of your muscles to build strength and stamina. The technique can be easily adapted for clients with mobility or other health issues.
Is a 40% greater calorie burn too good to be true? It can be achieved if you use the full Nordic Walking technique. Read more about the research here...
Easy to keep Covid-safe
As an outdoor activity, Nordic Walking already enjoys a greater level of compliance with Covid regulations than indoor classes do.
We provide detailed guidance on how to run Covid-compliant classes – and Nordic Walking even comes with an in-built social distancing measure!
And over 30% of our instructors reported an increase in enquiries after 2020's first lock-down.
Keep your current clients active
There are many facets to Nordic Walking with something that can appeal to anyone of any fitness level.
Its focus on technique means it is sometimes referred to as “walking Pilates”; add in a tyre pull and some hill reps and it can be a tough workout. Use it for cross-training for your favourite sport or to keep things fresh for your clients. Keep it social or add in a competitive element - the choice is yours.
Reach new markets
Nordic Walking has a broad appeal and it is known for being popular amongst “non-exercisers”.
It can also be an effective form of physical activity for those who cannot, or do not want to, take part in other types of group exercise.
You could use Nordic Walking to reach a whole new client base, making more use of your working week.
We are now taking bookings for Covid-compliant training courses:
25-26 March 2021 - Ilkeston, Derbyshire
17-18 April 2021 - Wiltshire
24-25 April 2021 - Lancashire
If none of these suit, let us know you're interested and we can ensure you are the first to know when new dates are available.