JENNY FLYNN | MCL FITNESS
Jenny is based in Hyde Heath, near Amersham.
What's on offer?
We offer camaraderie and fun through group-based and largely outdoor exercise. Centred in Hyde Heath, near Amersham, MCL Fitness leads Nordic walks in varied locations in the beautiful South Bucks Chilterns. The current programme is dominated by Nordic walking but also includes a range of other activities to improve fitness, confidence and body shape.
- Nordic Walks – drop-in sessions on weekday mornings and weekend evenings; starting locations vary
- Wellness Walk and Nordic Wellbeing – gentle walks with mobility and balance exercises; great for people who are new to Nordic Walking or returning to regular exercise; drop-in sessions on weekday mornings; varied locations
- Boxing and Abs – structured, term-based sessions on weekday mornings
- Indoor Workout – Wednesday evenings, run by Smith Health Fitness
- Outdoor Workout – drop-in sessions on Saturday mornings and term-based weekday outdoor workouts in a group setting
- 1-to-1 and Learn to Walk courses available on week days during term time
- Ultimate Nordic
- Trek Fit
- Ski Fit
I live amongst the Chiltern hills in Beaconsfield, South Bucks. Formerly a management consultant, I am currently a full-time mum, lollipop lady and Nordic walking instructor – all of which mean that I am lucky enough to spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors. I have been Nordic walking since 2011 and, following training and assessment by BNWA, I qualified as a Nordic walking instructor and now operate through MCL Fitness.
Having been a very active child and young adult, my days of being fit and outdoors ended when I started work. Long hours, international travel and demanding clients meant that I was no longer able to commit to any team sports and I lacked the time and motivation to exercise alone. In my mid-30s I left work to become a full-time mum. The joy of having a young child was tempered by severe post-natal depression, which lasted several years. Going out twice every day, whatever the weather, became a lifeline. When my daughter started school, I was determined to get fit again but had lost all of my social confidence. Then one day I saw a local ad for a Nordic walking trial session. I mustered up the courage to go along…and was hooked. Shortly after, I discovered MCL Fitness, run by Melissa Laing, and attended an initial series of classes to learn Nordic walking techniques. When I progressed to Melissa’s regular Nordic walking group, I was reassured to find out that very few people were super-fit, super-confident or lycra-clad. In the years since then, my fitness levels have significantly increased and I gained the confidence to first become a community leader and then, through BNWA, an instructor in my own right. I now do a range of sporting activities four times a week in the friendly company of people from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups, and lead Nordic walks and run starter courses through MCL Fitness.
Get in contact
t: 01494 778518 (MCL Fitness) / 07771 653128 (J Flynn)
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.