Richard Shawcross

Name: Richard Shawcross 

Company Name (if applicable): Aspire Nordic Walking 


About me/us: 

Welcome to Aspire Nordic Walking, where fitness meets fun and every step is an adventure!  

Let me show you how Nordic Walking offers a unique blend of cardio, strength training and outdoor exploration that can rival running/trail running but with the added support of poles, engaging core muscle groups, providing a full body workout, reducing the impact on joints and all with less perceived exertion. 

I aim to do all of this whilst maintaining a sense of fun.  Whether you are a seasoned enthusiast or taking your first steps in Nordic Walking, I provide experienced, INWA certified instruction and I’m here to guide and support you at every stride. Come and explore picturesque trails across Chesterfield and the Peak District, breathe in fresh air and feel the exhilaration of movement as you embrace this invigorating outdoor activity with like minded people. 

Embark on a journey of wellness and discovery with me.  At Aspire Nordic Walking I aim to provide more than just a walking group - I’m building a community united by a common passion for health, fitness, nature and personal growth, all driven by the power of poles. Whether you want a weekly low intensity social group class or you want to build up to tackle an ultramarathon, I aim to provide something for everyone. 

Join me as we aspire together to reach new heights of physical and mental wellness.  Let’s walk, aspire and thrive - one step at a time. 


What’s on offer?

I provide 1-2-1 and small group introduction and ongoing Nordic Walking coaching, group classes and events with local and national Facebook communities. 


Contact details 

Telephone: 07947 445 640 



Holmebrook Valley County Park, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, S41 8WE 

Curbar Gap, Clodhall Lane, Eastern Moors, S32 3YR 

DDDC Nether End Car Park, Church Lane, Baslow, DE45 1SR. 

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