Walk with Equanimity
I am a qualified British Nordic Walking Instructor offering group walks and classes for older person populations group and those with mobility restrictions in and around the Barnsley area.
Nordic walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses poles to work your upper body as well as your legs. The poles mean that the effort is shared between the upper and lower body, so it feels easier than normal walking. Nordic Walking puts less strain on joints and can be very effective for people with mobility issues and older people population groups who find walking more difficult over longer distances.
Nordic Walking is one of the Physical Activities recommended by The Chief Medical Officer (CMO Guidelines) for Older Persons to promote Health Ageing.
In my Nordic walking groups, I add Pilates strength, mobility and balance exercises combined with walking for a whole-body physical activity. I also add Yoga inspired breathing techniques and mindfulness to promote well-being in nature.
My groups are fun and sociable and held in our lovely parks around the Barnsley Borough. We often have a cuppa and natter afterwards!
The classes are held in conjunction with Age UK Barnsley and are open to people aged 50 years plus.
Poles provided for the first 6 weeks. Pre-booking is essential.
PENISTONE MENS WALK
A Nordic group walk with poles for men only in the Penistone area. A chance to learn Nordic walking in our beautiful town in a fun and sociable group. The group walk will be in different locations each week around the town and Trans Pennine Trail.
As well as a social walk and chat we will add some strength, mobility and balance work specific to men’s bodies. We will also hold discussions on issues affecting men’s health.
When? Monday 10am- 11am
Where? New meeting point weekly in and around Penistone
WALKING WITH PARKINSONS
A Nordic Walking group with poles for people with Parkinson’s disease. A social and supportive group walk based around Locke Park, with options for new venues.
As well as walking with the poles to assist mobility, we will add strength, mobility, coordination and balance exercises along with mindfulness and breathing techniques to allow us to ground and connect our body and mind.
We will focus on issues affecting our health and share our own coping strategies in a supportive peer group.
When? Wednesdays 10am – 11am
Where? Locke Park in Barnsley S70 1YG (Meet in the main car park)
WALKING FOR HEALTHY AGEING
A Nordic walking group based in Cannon Hall Park, Cawthorne. As well as walking with the poles, we will add strength, mobility, coordination and balance exercises along with mindfulness and breathing techniques to allow us to ground and connect our body and mind.
A fun and social way to increase our physical activity levels to promote healthy ageing. A chance for a cuppa and a natter afterwards in the lovely cafes.
When? Thursday 10am -11am
Where? Cannon Hall Country Park, Cawthorne S75 4AR
Please feel free to get in touch by filling out the contact form.