A FINNISH fitness craze has caught on in Delamere Forest.
Nordic Walking specialist Allen Ward, aged 51 from Edgewell Lane, Eaton discovered the calories burning exercise walking while on holiday.
Allen saw people walking through the countryside using poles and decided he would give it a try.
“When I got home I found there were courses on Nordic walking in Devon. I went on the course and loved it and decided it would be a great idea to introduce my clients to the benefits of the walking technique.”
Nordic walking originated in Finland and is a specific fitness discipline which uses poles to power you along.
The specially designed poles are different from trekking poles because they are light weight and have a specifically designed strap which allows you to let go of the poles as you walk.
Allen said: “The idea is the poles become an extension of your body.
“You plant them in the ground behind you as you walk, and then release your grip from the pole almost throwing it behind you.
“It means you are adding resistance to your walking.
For information, contact Allen on 07779217142.