Glen Arbor, MI (PRWEB) February 5, 2009
Free Nordic Walking Clinics return to the Kettunen Center on Thursday, February 12th. The free Nordic Walking Clinics will include an introduction to Nordic Walking, a review of the many health and fitness benefits of walking with poles and an opportunity to test drive real Nordic Walking poles. Participants will be coached in the three basic levels of Nordic Walking by Pete Edwards, the owner/founder of Glen Arbor, Michigan's SKIWALKING.COM and The American Nordic Walking System.
The clinics start at 10:30 am at the Michigan 4-H Foundation's Kettunen Center's conference facilities. There will be plenty of room in the conference facility to "test drive" real Nordic Walking Poles with special rubber Nordic Walking tips - ideal for pavement and other hard surfaces. The adventurous will also have the opportunity to "test drive" the Nordic Walking Poles outside in the snow and ice with the rubber tips removed (exposing the durable metal tips).
Nordic Walking Poles help to burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking and the poles radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back. The poles also improve balance and stability. Participants will experience first hand how the correct length poles improve posture and keep the back straight - biomechanically a good thing. All poles provided by The American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking.com are equipped with comfortable patented straps. Utilizing real Nordic Walking straps allows for safe and effective power transmission from the hand into the strap without the need to grip or squeeze the poles - pressure is applied into the cradle of the strap.
Real Nordic Walking Straps even make Nordic Walking doable for those suffering from arthritis and/or carpal tunnel. The winning combination of improved posture, unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action and the shock absorbing benefits of the poles are helping many individuals to walk comfortably again - even those with balance issues, knee issues or new knees, hip issues or new hips, back issues (including those with rods in their back), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's (PD), neuropathy, arthritis, bursitis, scoliosis, post polio, osteoporosis and other limitations to walking.
The American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking.com offers 14 different lengths of poles - more than any other supplier in the USA and Canada. All poles come with a Perfect Length Guarantee, a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and a Lifetime Breakage Guarantee on the pole shafts.
For more information about the Kettunen Center go to: http://www.kettunencenter.org
The American Nordic Walking System website is: http://www.skiwalking.com
For more information about The Nordic Walking Clinics call: 877-SKIWALKING or 877-754-9255