Catherine Pestano

Catherine Pestano  |  Valley Nordic Walking


Catherine is based in the Valley of the Crocus, otherwise known as Croydon! Plus other South London sites Sutton and Crystal Palace (Bromley).

What's on offer 

Catherine & Valley Nordic Walking offer a range of Nordic Walking activities:

  • Learn to Nordic Walk workshops for the public
  • Regular weekly Nordic Walking classes for the public
  • One to one sessions Nordic Walking sessions for individuals or couples
  • Corporate Wellbeing inputs – Nordic walking lunchbreaks/twilights.
  • Singing & Nordic Walking - Group days out

Our regular weekly classes are on Mondays at 11 am (Croydon), Tuesdays at 2 pm (Crystal Palace) and Wednesday at 11am (Sutton).

About Catherine

Catherine is a qualified INWA Nordic Walking Instructor and a Rebound Therapist. She is also a mental health social worker by training.

My Story

I came to Nordic Walking a few years ago as post-operative therapy after a bad knee injury. As a bonus I found it helped a lifelong back problem which stemmed from an industrial injury. I had always thought of myself as a non-exerciser but with Nordic Walking I was inspired to be out in nature – it is so uplifting! My passion is to help people like me who feel nervous about exercise as this was revelatory for me. The poles are so supportive

and really helped my posture and pain management. I welcome calls for questions or just encouragement.

Get in contact

t: 07981 298 541







General Information


British Nordic Walking Instructors are qualified members of INWA, the International Nordic Walking Federation. There are Nordic Walking instructors all over the UK offering everything from Nordic Walking classes, Learn to Nordic Walk workshops, Nordic Walking days out, Nordic walking holidays, personal training, one to one Nordic Walking sessions, to community Nordic Walking groups. British Nordic Walking requires all its instructors to stay up to date with their qualifications so you can be assured of a positive experience with any of our Instructors. Our instructors teach using the INWA 10 step method of learning Nordic Walking, an easy to follow progression to help you master the technique of Nordic Walking. Many of our instructors are also Exel pole retailers and can help you to source and get the right Nordic walking pole for you.