Nordic Walking North Norfolk
Outdoor Fitness for a fitter, healthier YOU
With mindfulness being more relevant and important than ever, getting outside with friends and building your fitness is a great way to improve your mindfulness and wellbeing.
Discover North Norfolk, enjoy getting fit outside in the fresh air. The classes are held in different locations in North Norfolk from Holkham, Holt, Sheringham through to Cromer.
Make new friends with like-minded people while exercising. North Norfolk Outdoor Fitness regularly offers social events where everyone gets together for a chat, one of which is the car boot cafe.
In my younger days I used to be a healthy size 14, however over many years of life, work, stress and depression, coupled with bringing up two children on my own, the weight crept on. By my mid 40’s my weight had reached almost 17 stone. I used to buy baggy clothes and say I was happy in my body, looking back I can see I wasn’t.
By Christmas 2009, when I didn’t fit into some gifted XXL Christmas snoopy pyjamas I decided things had to change, it was time I became fitter and healthier.
To begin my transformation I started walking everywhere, I incorporated it into my weekly routine alongside swimming and a healthy diet. I gradually noticed small changes. Once I was more comfortable with my body, I gained confidence to join fitness groups.
I was then introduced to Nordic walking and with further encouragement power walking and fitness yoga.
After 2 years of healthy eating and walking I reached 11 stone and fitted comfortably into size 12-14 clothes.
Now, more than 10 years after the Christmas pyjama incident I am an Outdoor Fitness Instructor, helping others achieve their health, fitness and wellbeing goals.
Upcoming Walking Sessions
Date: Tuesday 20th February
Time: 2.00- 3.30pm
A one and a half hour Nordic walking challenge class with exercise stops.
Thursdays 22nd February
Nordic Adventures and Fitness
Location: The Dales Hotel Upper Sheringham
A faster-paced class, with the opportunity to push the boundaries of your fitness.
Date: Wednesday 21st February
Location: Kelling Heath Holiday park
A mindful class that offers a slower pace and a chance to breathe and explore the outdoor environment, leaving the busy world behind.
Date: Wednesday 21st February
Sheringham Wellness walk
Location: Sheringham Park
A gentle walk focusing on the great outdoors and nature.
Sunday Norwich Riverside walk
Date 25th February
Time: All day
Location: Sheringham Railway station
A lovely walk and Sunday lunch
Friday 8th March
Nordic Beginners Workshop
Time: 09.00- 10.00
Location: Kelling Heath Holiday Park
A Nordic workshop to learn all the basic about Nordic walking.
What is Nordic walking?
Nordic Fitness is a great way to improve fitness; it gives you the benefits of exercising outdoors and is suitable for all levels. Nordic Walking is completely different to general walking or hiking as with Nordic walking the individual uses poles which came from Cross country skiing in Finland.
The poles give the user the opportunity to exercise the whole body as they walk and at the same time support the major joints.
Nordic walking for a better, healthier life.
Had only my second Nordic Walking session this morning, and I absolutely loved it. Came home buzzing, and felt fit for anything that life could throw at me. The exercises also held during the walk are simple, but seem to work the whole body. Anita is a brilliant communicator, and her enthusiasm is very encouraging to a newcomer like me. I'll definitely take up the opportunity of joining more groups.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis and how it affects me does mean I have to be careful with the type of exercise I partake in. I needed something to maintain a good fitness level, but not add undue stress on joints and it needed to be an activity that will enable me to keep mobile. And I’ve found all that with Nordic walking. It’s strengthening my core, improving my balance and has quicken my walking pace. But these Nordic walking classes have given me so much more than that; I have made new friends, I’ve discovered new walks, explored new places, we laugh together, walk together, keep fit together. I love it. I’m hooked.
I have been nordic walking with Anita for several years. When I started I would arrive home red faced with the exertion but I persevered and I've never looked back. I love it. Not only have I improved my muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness but I have met many lovely people from all walks of life. The walks we do are so varied because of the fabulous area we live in. Anita is a concientious instructor making sure she talks to everyone on the walks so that you get the most out of the exercises. I would recommend North Norfolk Outdoor Fitness to anyone who wants to exercise and socialise in the outdoors with a great group of people.