Claire Day | Massage Movement Mind


Claire is based in the heart of the Forest of Dean and works within the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, Monmouthshire and wider area.

What's on offer?

Taster sessions or Forest Nordic Walking Experience

Corporate and wellness sessions.

Nordic Walking introductory, beginners and improvers classes.

One to one lessons Nordic Walking classes for people living with a range of medical conditions; Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Motor neurons and Cancer.

Group Walks

About Claire

As well as being a qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Claire is also a qualified Advanced Clinical Massage therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist and personal fitness trainer and runs private clinics in the Forest of Dean, Monmouthshire and Bristol area.  Claire also runs a clinical practise at the MS Centre in Bradley Stoke and provides self care support to those living with cancer. Claire is able to offer on line wellness sessions and its worth getting in touch to see how you can benefit from these sessions. Claire has a previous background in Health & Fitness training delivering physical activity programmes within the NHS for adults with additional needs and worked alongside the Physiotherapy department to offer movement to children and adults with disabilities.

My Story

I have always enjoyed being active and taking part in outdoor pursuits including trail running and cycling.  I first came across Nordic walking when I was working for a charity that supports those affected by Cancer, and learnt about all the great benefits people had from walking in this way, but it wasn’t until a day walking trip with my Dad across the Malvern Hills that I felt the benefits for myself.  I was totally amazed by what happened to my body.  Normally when hiking with a day bag my hands would swell and my upper back and neck would ache, but this didn’t happen at all!  In fact I felt so strong in my upper body and abdominals it seemed to have improved my posture.  That was it I was hooked!  When I moved to the Forest of Dean I wanted to spend more time out in the trees it just seemed like the perfect time to become an Instructor and I feel that Nordic Walking complements my Clinical massage practise.

I am now able to offer Nordic Walking classes in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and surrounding Monmouthshire area and work extensively with people with rehabilitation, MS or those living with Cancer.  I hope to set up a mentoring scheme to encourage younger walk leaders……but this is work in progress.

I am an Exel Nordic Walk pole retailer and can help you to source the right pole for you.

Get in contact

T: 0781 306 4996



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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.

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