GARETH DAVIES | STAFFORDSHIRE NORDIC WALKING
Gareth is based Stafford
What's on offer?
- Beginner technique sessions – 6 sessions to learn the 10 step INWA technique
- Stamina sessions – designed to gently push your limits to improve your general fitness and stamina
- Led walks – organised group walks of various levels, in locations around Stafford and surrounds.
- Hill sessions – for those wishing to challenge themselves. 3-4 mile walks with several hill climbs included
- Technique review sessions
Hello, my name is Gareth Davies. I am a British Nordic Walking Instructor and owner of staffordshirenordicwalking.com, a venture aimed at promoting and teaching the leisure/sport activity of Nordic Walking across the county.
A resident of Stafford for over 35 years, I have grown up amidst a family background of sports coaching and professional physical activity. My father and step-father were both Physical Training Instructors in the Armed Forces, the former becoming a professional footballer during the 1960’s, and the latter a Parachute Instructor and Mountain Rescue Leader within the RAF for 25 years.
Encouraged to live my life to the full, a list of personal physical accolades include…Karate Instructor – Black-belt 1st Dan, Football Coach – F.A. Levels 1 & 2, also Goalkeeper Levels 1 & 2, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, (PADI) Dive-master, Master Scuba Diver and BSAC Assistant Diving Instructor, (still currently teaching)
I believe in the old adage, “You get out of life what you put in”, especially if you hope to stay physically active into later life. It’s not to say we should all turn into born-again health addicts, but perhaps instead, seek forms of long term activity that feel comparatively natural in movement and social interaction, but importantly afford a whole body training effect and reduced joint impact.
In all my sporting and physical endeavours, I have searched for, but never found, an activity that ticks all of these boxes at once…until now. I believe Nordic Walking is such an activity, one that I will use to lead an active, injury free and fuller life for years to come.
Get in contact
t: 07864 976095
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.