Get your poles out for some Nordic Walking in Portlaoise

Get your poles out for some Nordic Walking in Portlaoise
By Conor Ganly

Walkers of all ages and anybody who wants tackle the symptoms of arthritis are invited to get involved with a Nordic Walking Group in Portlaoise.

Over the next two weekends, (Saturdays, September 3 & 10), Laois Sports Partnership and the Laois Branch of Arthritis Ireland will deliver two FitSticks Workshops at the Macra Hall in Portlaoise.

The workshops, which run from 11am-1pm, are designed as a fun introduction to the use of Nordic Walking Poles for people with arthritis - with a focus on improving functional fitness.

Nordic walking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.

Nordic walking has been estimated as producing up to a 46% increase in energy consumption, compared to walking without poles.

All ages and abilities catered for - poles will be supplied for the duration of the workshops.

If interested contact Caroline at 086-8852503

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