Norfolk Nordic Walking is an outdoor fitness club which offers tasters sessions, Learn to Nordic Walk courses, regular classes and walks in the beautiful city of Norwich and surrounding Norfolk countryside. We welcome everybody, what ever your level of fitness, to join us…
Our walks are carefully chosen so that you can get to explore the wide variety of landscapes and scenery literally on our back door step. Just as the views change with the seasons, so will your fitness and sense of wellbeing. With disused railway lines, rolling parklands, heaths, woodlands and broads nearby, there will never be a shortage of new and interesting walks to keep you motivated, whatever your fitness level.
At Norfolk Nordic Walking, we help you on every step of your Nordic Walking journey by providing FREE taster trial lessons so that you can have the chance to feel what it is like to Nordic Walk. We run beginners ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ courses for all levels of fitness to equip you to Nordic Walk anywhere in the UK. This is a course which will quickly develop your skills in a relaxed atmosphere and will give you the ability and confidence to effectively use Nordic Walking poles. Once you have completed the course, you can choose how (and where) you would like to participate in Nordic Walking. We aim at leading walks for everyone so we run group walks of various lengths and pace so you can find one that suits you best.
Join us to find out how you can turn a walk into a workout in the best gym possible – the Great Outdoors!
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am a Nordic Walking UK Instructor based in Norwich. My previous career was in education, but my fundamental passion lies in health, fitness and wellbeing. To be able to encourage people to find an exercise that they enjoy and which makes them feel great, both inside and out, is what it’s all about.
I have always loved being outside, whether that be cycling, marathon running or simply walking the dog. However Nordic Walking has been like a revelation – as it is so much more than just exercise. It has helped me to understand how I can improve my circulation, back health, posture, core strength and stress levels- and it is this that I want to pass onto others. If you want to get fit, tone up, trim down and have fun at the same time – Nordic walking ticks all the boxes – it’s amazing.
No matter what your age or fitness level, it’s the perfect all-round approach to feeling good about yourself. It’s also a brilliant way to explore our gorgeous Norfolk countryside, meet new people and embark on new walking adventures. I absolutely love it!
John took up Nordic walking in February 2018 and in November 2018 trained to become an accredited Walk Leader with Nordic Walking UK. He is also an experienced Norwich Tour Guide, so you may see him around the city as well as leading Nordic walks! His role is to compliment the Norfolk Nordic Walking Team and help keep everyone safe, together, moving, smiling and enjoying the Great Outdoors! In his own words:
“I started Nordic Walking in February 2018 and it hit the spot! It has got me active again and I thoroughly enjoy being out in all weathers. The camaraderie of the group make the wettest/chilliest walks fun. The social group is great – when I can get a word in!
My weight has dropped and I feel much fitter and healthier as a result. In September 2018 I took part in the North Norfolk Coastal Half Marathon and surprised myself with a very pleasing time and did not feel too tired afterwards! In fact I have signed up for the next 13.1 miles along Marriott’s Way in February 2019.
I am delighted to join the Norfolk Nordic Walking Team and hope to see you on walk soon.”
Becky took up Nordic walking in May 2018 and in July 2019 travelled to London for training to become an Accredited Walk Leader with Nordic Walking UK. It’s great to have her joining John and I on the team. In her own words:
“I signed up for Nordic Walking not really knowing what i would achieve, I hoped I would get fitter, I guessed I may have to put up with being bored (I’ve done the gym thing so exercise and boredom come hand in hand) Then I learnt the techniques of walking the Nordic way, and believe me it is a special way of getting the most out of walk in the park….or a walk along the coastal path…or anywhere!
Since that day I have been hooked! I have met some lovely interesting people, upped my fitness, trained for my first ever Nordic Half Marathon, lost weight and discovered new places in Norfolk I never knew existed. I am so excited about joining the Norfolk Nordic Walking Team and can’t wait to get started…”