Nordic Walking is a full-body exercise that sees people walk with sticks similar to ski poles.
The new four-week Learn to Nordic Walk Course, organised by Oxford City Council, will be held at Cutteslowe Park on Sunday 19 February at 10.30am.
A six-week session, at Bury Knowle Park, started today (2/2).
Completing the Learn to Nordic Walk Course enables people to attend any Nordic Walking group across the country, and join Nordic Walking UK.
Booking is essential for both sessions and can be done at: www.nordicwalking.co.uk.
For those who have already completed the Learn to Nordic Walk Course and want to brush up on their technique, the City Council is also organising free Technique Refresher Session tomorrow (3/2) at 2pm and Sunday (5/2) at 11.30am.
Nordic walking uses 90 per cent of the major muscles, people burn 20 to 30 per cent more calories by use poles while walking, and it takes the pressure off knees and joints.
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