Helen Gilchrist


Helen Gilchrist  - Poles Ahead PT 


Helen is based in the North Dorset/South Somerset area

What's on Offer?

Weekly Nordic walking  groups for fitness and health.  Six classes available for all abilities, up to 12 in a group.

Small group Personal Training for 2 – 6 people by arrangement and one-to-one Personal Training.

Advice on nutrition and programmes for general fitness and specific training goals, as well as exercise referral advice on how to exercise/ Nordic walk safely for specific controlled medical conditions, for example  Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Lower back pain, Cancer, joint replacements . Personal training for indoor and outdoor gym training sessions also available.


Helen Gilchrist has been a Nordic walking instructor and Personal Trainer since 2007. 

“Having  taught hundreds of people how to Nordic walk and with on-going training courses,  (CPD), I have a wealth of experience and knowledge to help anyone wishing to start Nordic walking, whatever fitness level they are starting from.  Whether you are Re-habilitating from illness or injury, or stepping up your training for an event, I can help you, with the emphasis being on fun and enjoyment, while achieving your goals.   I am a keen long distance Nordic walker and marathon runner in my spare time, as well as spending time with family. “

Qualifications include:

Nordic  Walking Instructor Advanced Personal Trainer

Level 3 Exercise Referral,

Gym , Circuit Training, Nutrition and Fitness Walking


Get in contact

T: 07745 413194

E: helengilchrist@polesahead.co.uk

Website: www.polesahead.co.uk




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.