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Nordic Walking Poles - NOT All Hiking And Trekking Poles Are Created Equal
The original poles used for hill bounding and ski walking were one-piece poles. EXEL Nordic Walking Poles were the first official "Nordic Walking Poles"

Nordic Walking Clinics Coming To The YMCA In Cadillac, Michigan - Hosted by WWW.SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System
Free Nordic Ski Walking clinics are coming to AAR Mobility Systems 3rd Annual Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 15, 2010

Nordic Walking Classes Hosted by Pete Edwards of www.SkiWalking.com and the American Nordic Walking System Return to Grand Traverse County’s Annual Employee Wellness Expo
Pete Edwards, the owner/founder of www.SkiWalking.com and the American Nordic Walking System, has introduced Nordic Walking to thousands of Americans.

Sore joints? No Problem. Nordic Walking Poles Can Help
Would you ever think that two poles could make walking easier for those struggling with back pain, shin splints and sore knees? These are just a few of the benefits that Nordic walking poles provide.

Nordic Walking Classes Return To Grand Traverse County’s Annual Employee Wellness Expo
Nordic Walking Classes will again be offered at the annual Grand Traverse County Employee Wellness Expo. .

Nordic Walking The Beach – Perfect Length Poles Improve Balance and Stability
The Perfect Length Nordic Walking Poles help us to automatically walk with a super straight back – better walking posture is biomechanically a good thing.

Free Nordic Walking Classes Returning To The Senior Expo at the Wexford Civic Center in Cadillac, Michgian
The Senior Expo will feature a variety of activities including Nordic Walking, plus exhibits from businesses and organizations offering products and services geared for seniors. Health screenings from local professionals will also be provided.

Nordic Walking Success On National Trails Day
Free Nordic Walking Pole demos and free Nordic Walking Instruction were provided by SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System in Glen Arbor, Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, June 5th during National Trails Day.

Free Nordic Walking Classes Featured at Senior Expo
Free Nordic Walking Clinics and Free Nordic Walking Pole Demos will be offered at the Wexford Arena and Senior Expo in Cadillac, Michigan

Nordic Walking Redondo Beach, California - With REAL Nordic Walking Poles!
Our week on Redondo Beach was a fun mix of Nordic Walking, Nordic Running, fishing (surf casting), wedding prep, airport runs and a spectacular wedding held at the Beach Club at the far end of Redondo Beach.

Nordic Walking Poles Ideal For ALL Ages And ALL Fitness Levels
Nordic Walking Poles are helping seniors walk taller, faster, more effectively and with improved balance and stability!

Nordic Walkers and their Nordic Walking Poles Welcome At The 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk
All are welcome, bring your race shoes or your Nordic Ski Walking Poles. 

American Nordic Walking System to Celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 5, 2010
Free Nordic Walking Pole demos and free Nordic Walking Instruction will be provided by www.SkiWalking.com and the American Nordic Walking System in Glen Arbor, Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, June 5th during National Trails Day.

Nordic Walking Poles - NOT All Nordic Walking Tips/Paws Are Created Equal
Nordic Walking has already swept across Europe and over 8 million Europeans are benefiting everyday from the use of Nordic Walking Poles – in the cities with the removable rubber tips/paws on, out in the country (rubber tips off) and up in the mountains (rubber tips off).

Nordic Walking Success At Mercy Hospital's Cardiac Rehab Department
While hosting Nordic Walking Classes at Mercy Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and offering Nordic Walking Classes for the hospital staff during lunch I received the typical positive feedback from participants.

Nordic Walking Association Welcoming Diversity Nordic Walking Associations have typically been nothing more than marketing tools for individuals and/or manufactures to sell their products - books and/or walking poles.

Nordic Walking Certification Includes Unexpected 5km Gold Medal
Kathe had personally seen the enthusiasm and high participation levels of Nordic Walking while visiting Europe.

Clowning Around With Nordic Walking Poles
On my way out to upstate New York to teach more Nordic Walking classes earlierthis month I was scheduled to host Nordic Walking Classes at the Senior Expo in Cadillac, Michigan.

Free Nordic Walking Classes Coming To Leelanau County's Senior Expo
The Older Americans Expo will feature a variety of activities including Nordic walking, plus exhibits from businesses and organizations with products and services geared for seniors.

What are the best Poles for Nordic Sports in hilly terrain?
The #1 equipment failures while in the wilderness are 2-piece and 3-piece twistlock and flip-lock poles

NORDIC WALKING CLASSES ARE RETURNING TO THE VILLAGE AT BAY RIDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY’S “SENIOR HEALTH FAIR”
Seniors all across the country are discovering the many wonderful benefits of walking with real Nordic Walking Poles.

the Nordic Walking, spring skiing (at Holimont) and trout fishing were awesome
Tons of snow on the slopes in Ellicottville, New York over spring break. My son LOVED Holimont's award-winning terrain park. Trout season opener was April 1st - Keefer caught browns, brooks and rainbow trout.

The American Nordic Walking System Leads Nordic Walking Charge
Nordic Walking Poles Radically Improve Balance, Stability and Gait – No Longer Just for Athletes & Expert Skiers.

Free Nordic Walking Classes Return to Traverse City, Michigan’s Diabetes Day
Diabetes Day is an open house with the latest products and educational materials. Participants receive free up-to-date information to help with blood sugar control. Pete Edwards, owner/founder/coach of SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking Systemwill provide FREE Nordic Walking Classes.

Nordic Walking Poles – “Enabling” Those With Walking Difficulties To Walk Taller, Walk Faster And Walk Further
She told me that June calls her walking poles her “enablers” because they enable her to walk freely without a cane or a walker. June is 92 years young.

Nordic Walking and Nordic Skiing In 2010
On January 1st, 2010 I had the privilege to host Nordic Walking Classes in the morning and spend the afternoon cross country skiing with my family. A perfect way to kick off the New Year! 

Winter Nordic Walking Video - Walk Your Way To Better Health With These Patented Poles!
During the winter there are choices regarding outdoor recreation and exercise. Cross country skiing is one of my favorite activities and I coach skiers too. Some prefer snowshoeing or Nordic Snowshoeing – snowshoeing with poles. And now there is Nordic Walking too – no snow or skis required however.

February is American Heart Month and Nordic Walking Poles Can Help Improve Cardiovascular Fitness
Doctors and Physical Therapists here in the USA have recently discovered that Nordic Ski Walking Poles radically improve balance, stability and gait – a huge aid during cardiac rehabilitation and for those with MS, Parkinson’s and Neuropathy (No Longer Just for Athletes and Expert Skiers).

 Nordic Walking, Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing On Winter Trails Day
After hosting Nordic Walking Clinics from 10am - 2pm in celebration of winter trails day we hit the trails on cross country skis. The skiing was fantastic up on Alligator Hill behind Glen Arbor and part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Swix Dominates Cross Country Events at Winter Olympics - SWIX Nordic Walking Poles Available In USA
70% of all the gold medals awarded during the Cross Country Competition
at the Vancouver Olympics were won by athletes using Swix poles!

Nordic Walking Poles - NOT All Nordic Walking Tips/Paws Are Created Equal
I have had numerous students in my Nordic Classes show me the short life span of their tips. They always appreciate the improved grip and cushion of the SWIX and EXEL Nordic Walking Tips/Asphalt Paws equipped on my Nordic Walking Poles.

Nordic Walking Classes Return to NMC (Northwestern Michigan College)
Nordic Walking Classes will return to Northwestern Michigan College’s Lifelong Learning Campus Day – a popular enrichment event designed especially for adults age 50 and over.

Nordic Walking Classes Offered During Annual Hagerty Employee Wellness Fair
Free Nordic Walking Instruction and the free use of REAL Nordic Walking Poles was provided by SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System.

Nordic Walking and the Sports Medicine Connection
Sure, walking with ski poles and trekking poles can prove beneficial, but real Nordic Walking Poles that are sized correctly can help to radically reduce the stress to the weight bearing joints (knees, hips and back) and at the same time improve balance and stability.

SWIX Ski Poles In The Olympics and Ideal For Nordic Walking In Your Neighborhood
SWIX Ski Racing Poles dominated at USA Cross Country Ski Nationals. And 9 out of 11 members of the USA Olympic Ski Team use SWIX Ski Racing Poles.

Many Nordic Walking Enthusiasts Started Out Using Old Ski Poles
Like myself, many of my customers launched their personal Nordic Walking campaigns using ski poles and then graduated to real Nordic Walking Poles.

SWIX Ski Racing Poles, SWIX Ski Wax and SWIX Nordic Walking Poles - Commitment To Quality
SWIX racing poles and ski wax stole the show at USA XC Ski Nationals last month in Alaska. The podium results and medal counts were extremely consistent.

Free Nordic Walking Classes and Free Nordic Walking Pole Rentals on Winter Trails Day, Saturday, January 9, 2010
Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try Nordic walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. The American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking.com will offer Free Nordic Walking Classes and free Nordic Walking Pole Rentals on Winter Trails Day

Running, Walking and Nordic Walking Are All Welcome at Glen Lake Turkey Trot
Runners and walkers wanted. Nordic Walking Poles and and jogging strollers are welcome. The Glen Lake Turkey Trot is ideal for all ages and all fitness levels. Both the 5km and 1-mile courses included beautiful sections of pure Northern Michigan trail running.

Nordic Walking Santa Claus Gets In Shape With Nordic Walking Poles
During the off season Santa Claus straps on his Nordic Walking Poles just like millions of other Scandinavians. Skiers in Scandinavia know that hill bounding, ski walking and roller skiing, when deprived of snow, are great way to prepare and stay shape for the next ski season. The rest of the Nordic Walking population is Nordic Walking for the same wonderful health and fitness benefits.

Free Nordic Walking Classes Coming To Northport Highlands Retirement Community
Free Nordic Walking Classes including real Nordic Walking Poles to test drive will be available during Northport Highlands Retirement Community’s Senior Health & Fitness Expo.

NEW EXEL NORDIC WALKING WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Exel Sports Oy, based in Finland, is one of the leading producers of carbon composite high-end products such as poles for Nordic Walking, cross-country skiing, alpine, trekking and sports accessories.

Nordic Walking Returns To The Northern Michigan College Classroom
The Nordic Walking Class is scheduled during the 2nd session from: 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Nordic Walking Class will include an introduction to the history of Nordic Walking, a review of the many benefits of Nordic Walking, an opportunity to test drive real Nordic Walking Poles and instruction based on the American Nordic Walking System.

Nordic Walking Success At Northport Highlands Retirement Community's Senior Health And Fitness Expo
Nordic Walking came to Northport Highlands Retirement Community's Senior Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday, October 15th. Free lessons and free use of REAL Nordic Walking Poles were provided to residents, staff, therapists, personal trainers and the local community.

Nordic Walking and 2009 World Heart Day
In 2007 the World Heart Federation and EXEL Sports Oy teamed up to encourage heart disease prevention. And this year Nordic Walking is one of several healthy activities planned for World Heart Day – Sept. 27th, 2009.

Michigan Ski Blog: Nordic Walking Poles Help Wounded Warriors Move
Nordic Walking Poles are radically improving balance, stability, gait, walking posture and walking comfort of Wounded Warriors! Quality Nordic Walking Poles from WWW.SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System have been donated to Wounded Warrior Programs at Walter Reed, Fort Carson, Fort Lewis/Madigan/McChord and Vicenza, Italy.

Nordic Walking and Nordic Running During Deer Season
Running with poles provides many of the same awesome benefits as walking with poles - burns more calories, works the upper body muscles (not typical during regular running), improves posture/biomechanics and reduces the stress to the ankles, shins, knees and back. Just as cross country skiing is a great cross trainer for runners, runners can also benefit from Nordic Walking and Nordic Running.

Nordic Walking Poles Welcome At More Running and Walking Events
This past weekend I hosted the Glen Lake Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - sponsored by Running Fit, Coca-Cola, SKIWALKING.COM and The American Nordic Walking System. Nordic Walking Poles have always been welcome. There are no specific rules. Participants are welcome to Nordic Walk or Nordic Run with their poles.

Salmon Fishing Followed by Nordic Walking
After Keefer filleted his salmon he joined us up on Alligator Hill for a family Ski Walk (Nordic Walk). Our trusty SWIX and EXEL Nordic Walking Poles work great in town (on pavement with the rubber tips/paws on) and for the mile-long climb up to the lookout on Alligator Hill behind town (rubber tips/paws off for trails, the beach, snow and ice).

Nordic Walking Returns To The Northern Michigan College Classroom
Nordic Walking Returns To The Northern Michigan College Classroom On Friday, Nov. 6th, 2009, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) will host Lifelong Learning Campus Day offering a Nordic Walking Class during this exciting annual event.

Nordic walking poles help recovering war heroes
When a thank you letter arrived from The American Red Cross for the one-piece Nordic Walking Poles that were donated to Walter Reed Veterans Hospital by www.SkiWalking.com and The American Nordic Walking System it was one of hundreds of confirmations that one-piece Nordic Walking poles prove to be safer, lighter and much more durable than twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles.

Nordic Walking Poles Helping To Improve The Lives Of Those With Diabetes and Neuropathy
Those of us that have embraced Nordic Walking as a part of our healthy lifestyle know the many benefits of walking with poles. Many of our customers at SKIWALKING.COM and The American Nordic Walking System have shared with us their personal success against diabetes and/or neuropathy.

Nordic Walking Comes To Gustavus, Alaska
There are great trails for Nordic Walking in and around Gustavus. Nordic Walking around town is cool too. There are NO roads leading in or out of Gustavus. The town is surrounded by the ocean and by Glacier Bay National Park. The Bartlett Trails are the toughest and our poles saved the day given the extreme terrain.

Nordic Walking Poles Can Help To Get You Ready For Ski Season!
Cross country ski racers have been hill bounding and ski walking for decades as a means to get a jump-start on ski season when deprived of snow. Nordic Walking Poles can help you get a jump-start on ski season as well.

Nordic Walking And Pilates Prove To Be A Perfect Combination
Nordic Walking and Pilates are proving to be a wining combination for thousands of Americans. Over 11 million Americans are practicing Pilates regularly. Over 8 million Europeans are Nordic Walking in Europe – in the cities, in the country and up in the mountains.

Nordic Walking Poles Help Seniors Get Active at 2009 Senior EmPower Day
Nordic Walking definitely helped to get event participants out walking – including those that utilize canes and walkers. The most enthusiastic group tested the poles for about one-mile. Many climbed the steep hill above the parking lot and everyone was shocked at how the poles made climbing hills easier. When Nordic Walking poles are sized correctly and the right technique is used, the biomechanics are such that balance, stability, posture and gait are radically improved. The perfect length poles also help to radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back.

Nordic Walking Classes Coming to Senior EmPower Day
Free Nordic Walking Classes are returning to the Senior EmPower Day at the East Bay Calvary Church, Traverse City, Michigan from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Friday, September 18th, 2009. The 2009 Senior EmPower Day will provide free Nordic Walking Lessons and the opportunity to hear from a variety of informative speakers and learn from other event sponsors and exhibitors.

Nordic Walking In Alaska
We traveled to Alaska with our trusty one-piece SWIX and EXEL Nordic Walking Poles. These poles are hassle free – no twist-locks or flip-locks. Our poles don’t rattle, vibrate or self-adjust and/or collapse unexpectedly. We have proven during our own adventures and have also been told repeatedly by others that our one-piece poles prove to be safer, lighter and much more durable then the cheap twist-lock and/or flip-lock poles that can and do collapse without warning.

SWIX And EXEL Nordic Walking Poles Reviewed By The New York Times
The SWIX VIP Nordic Walking Poles are made in Lillehammer, Norway and are sold exclusively by the American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM - these aren't cheap poles from China. Dr. Feldman said of the SWIX VIP Nordic Walking Poles: "light and durable" + "simple, comfortable and easy to use" + "sturdy, reliable and straightforward". .

Nordic Walking Poles Dominate The Grand Canyon And In The City
Sisters Cassidy and Chase Edwards prove again that one-piece Nordic Walking Poles that are sized correctly dominate the Grand Canyon as well as the city. They have successfully tested their one-piece Nordic Walking Poles in New York, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, up in the mountains, around town and the Grand Canyon.

Nordic Walking At Fort Carson And The Pikes Peak Area
Our Nordic Walking Clinics at Fort Carson proved once again that the right length Nordic Walking Poles really can radically improve balance and stability! The Red Cross helped to coordinate the FREE Nordic Walking Clinics that my son Keefer and I hosted at Fort Carson for Wounded Warriors.

Nordic Walking Classes Coming to Port Huron's CUTTING EDGE HEALTH AND FITNESS
Nordic Walking Classes are being added to Port Huron's Cutting Edge Health And Fitness’ list of successful and FUN programs. Nordic Walking Instructor Linda Kearn will serve as head coach for the new Nordic Walking Program. She also heads the fitness center's hugely successful Biggest Loser program - now in Stage 2.

Nordic Walking And Cross Country Skiing Connection
Both cross country skiing and Nordic Walking are gentle on the weight-bearing joints - gentle on the shins, knees, hips and back. Plus both utilize all of the major muscle groups.

Nordic Walking Coming To The 2009 Senior Games – The Province of Zeeland, Netherlands
Nordic Walking will be recognized at the 2009 Senior Games in September. Nordic Walking will be offered under the category of "Recreational Sports" which is only fitting given the fact that over 7 million Europeans are using Nordic Walking Poles – in the cities, out in the country and up in the Mountains.

Nordic Walking Clinics To Be Offered At Glen Arbor's “Girl’s Night Out”
The Nordic Walking Classes will be hosted by Glen Arbor’s Pete Edwards – owner/founder/coach of SKIWALKING.COM and The American Nordic Walking System. Edwards has introduced Nordic Walking to thousands of Americans. Over 7 million Europeans are Nordic Walking – walking with poles in the cities, out in the country and up in the mountains. Edwards’ unique teaching system provides different options of intensity and exertion. There is an ideal level of intensity for any age and any fitness level. Nordic Walking poles can help to burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking – turbo charging the average walking campaign.

Trout Fishing, Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Walking Prove To Be A Winning Combination
It was the best opening day on record. Keefer and I caught our limit, managed to squeeze in a few miles of cross country skiing before the snow melted and then did some Nordic Walking around my sister’s 40 acre blueberry farm. She hand prunes every blueberry bush each year. Her blueberries are the best in country because of it – Burdick Blueberries (named after our grandfather).

The American Nordic Walking System
Because ALL ages and ALL fitness levels can benefit from using Nordic Walking Poles we developed the American Nordic Walking System - because not everybody needs to be locked into a mandatory full arm extension and intense push-off.

Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to the Senior Wellness Expo - No Snow and No Skis Required
Walking with special hiking poles (Nordic Walking Poles) is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe and free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics are coming to Traverse City's Glen Eagle Retirement Community’s Annual Senior Wellness Expo. The Senior Wellness Expo is open to the public and there will be free Nordic Walking Clinics and free Nordic Walking pole demos. The Senior Wellness Expo runs from 9 am-12:30 pm on Wednesday, May 13th.

Real Nordic Walking Poles Are Helping Many with Balance and Stability Issues - Including Many of Our Recovering War Heroes
When a thank you letter arrived from The American Red Cross for the one-piece Nordic Walking Poles that were donated to Walter Reed Veterans Hospital by SkiWalking.com and The American Nordic Walking System it was one of hundreds of confirmations that one-piece Nordic Walking poles prove to be safer, lighter and much more durable than twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles.

Nordic Walking Clinics And Nordic Walking Seminar Coming To The Natural Health and Wellness Expo
Free Nordic Walking Clinics and a Nordic Walking Seminar are coming to the Natural Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 9th, at the Traverse City, Michigan, Civic Center. Real Nordic Walking Poles will also be available to demo and for purchase. Participants to the 2009 Natural Health and Wellness Expo will be treated to a wonderful day of delicious organic and local foods, alternative health services, natural health products and more, in addition to the Nordic Walking action.

Free Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Senior Health and Wellness Fair at Bay Ridge Retirement Community on Wednesday, March 25th from 10am-2pm
Walking with special hiking poles (Nordic Walking Poles) is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe and free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics are coming to Traverse City's Bay Ridge Retirement Community’s 2nd Annual Senior Health And Wellness Fair. The Health And Wellness Fair is open to the public and there will be free Nordic Walking Clinics and free Nordic Walking pole demos. The Health And Wellness Fair runs from 10am-2pm on Wednesday, March 25th.

Nordic Walking Clinics Coming To The Natural Health and Wellness Expo
Free Nordic Walking Clinics and a Nordic Walking Seminar are coming to the Natural Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 9th at the Traverse City, Michigan, Civic Center. Real Nordic Walking Poles will also be available to demo and for purchase. Participants to the 2009 Natural Health and Wellness Expo will be treated to a wonderful day of delicious organic and local foods, alternative health services, natural health products and more, in addition to the Nordic Walking action. .

Nordic Walking Class Returns to Northwestern Michigan College LIFE Academy
On Wednesday, May 13, 2009, NMC’s (Northwestern Michigan College) Spring Campus Day will offer another Nordic Walking Class during this exciting annual event. Spring Campus Day is a mind-stretching daylong learning adventure. Participants will select three sessions from the 33 enticing options; each designed to explore fresh ideas. Presenters for the day include community experts as well as NMC Extended Education instructors.

Nordic Ski Racer - Nordic Walking clinic in Traverse City
Free Nordic Walking Clinics and a Nordic Walking Seminar are coming to the Natural Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 9th, at the Traverse City, Michigan, Civic Center. Real Nordic Walking Poles will also be available to demo and for purchase. Participants to the 2009 Natural Health and Wellness Expo will be treated to a wonderful day of delicious organic and local foods, alternative health services, natural health products and more, in addition to the Nordic Walking action.

NORDIC WALKING CLINICS Are Coming To The Wexford Arena And Senior Expo in Cadillac, Michigan from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st
Free Nordic Walking Clinics Are coming to the Wexford Arena and Senior Expo in Cadillac, Michigan from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st. The Senior Expo will feature a variety activities including Nordic Walking, plus exhibits from businesses and organizations with products and services geared for seniors.

Free Nordic Walking Clinics Are Coming to the Senior Wellness Expo Glen Eagle Retirement Community On Wednesday, May 13th From 9am-12:30pm
Opening day of trout season should be magical and opening day in 2009 was. The brown trout above was one of my 12-year-old son Keefer’s. My brook trout were smaller, but feisty. April 1st was opening day of trout season in upstate New York and we were able to do three of our favorite things: trout fishing, cross country skiing and Nordic Walking all in the same day. It was the best opening day on record. Keefer and I caught our limit, managed to squeeze in a few miles of cross country skiing before the snow melted and then did some Nordic Walking around my sister’s 40 acre blueberry farm. She hand prunes every blueberry bush each year. Her blueberries are the best in country because of it – Burdick Blueberries (named after our grandfather).

Nordic Walking - The American Nordic Walking System
Originally uploaded by American Nordic Walking SystemReal Nordic Ski Walking Poles are custom fit to each individual's height. One piece Nordic Walking Poles are safer, lighter and more durable than cheap twist-locking adjustable length/telescoping/collapsible poles. Real Nordic Walking Poles are equipped with Real Nordic Walking Straps - kind of like a fingerless glove. Poles from WWW.SKIWALKING.COM are custom fit to each individual’s height and come with a Perfect Fit guarantee.

Nordic Walking Poles and Pilates Prove To Be A Winning Combination For All Ages And All Fitness Levels
When Nordic Walking Clinics where held at "Studio On Main" Pilates and Dance Studio in Frankfort, Michigan on January 31st, Pilates Instructor and studio owner, Anna Mallien was interviewed by 7&4's Melissa Smith. The interview aired all across Northern Michigan the night before Super Bowl Sunday on TV 7&4. .

FREE NORDIC WALKING CLINICS – Are coming to DIABETES OPEN HOUSE
The DIABETES OPEN HOUSE at the Bayview Wesleyan will feature exhibits of the latest diabetes products, Free Nordic Walking lessons, educational materials and up-to-date information to help with blood sugar control.

Nordic Walking clinic in Frankfort, MI on Jan 31
The Nordic Walking class will include a brief introduction to Nordic Walking, a demonstration of the American Nordic Walking System’s three basic levels, a review of the many benefits that walking with the perfect length poles and correct technique provide. All participants will be invited to test real Nordic Walking Poles either in the studio and/or outdoors. Real Nordic Walking Poles will also be available for purchase – FREE Nordic Walking DVD included.

Nordic Ski Racer - Nordic walking poles help recovering war heroes
Nordic Walking instructor, running and ski coach, Pete Edwards, discovered five years ago that Nordic Walking Poles were not just for expert skiers deprived of snow, but doubled as an aid for those with balance and stability issues. He started volunteering to host free Nordic Walking Clinics at Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's (PD) and Diabetes support group meetings. A couple years later he donated dozens of pairs of durable one-piece Nordic Walking poles to Walter Reed Veterans Hospital in Washington, DC. He has also shipped free Nordic Walking poles directly to injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan after talking to their spouses and/or parents. Family members, doctors and physical therapists have been amazed by the improvement in posture, balance, stability and gate thanks to the use of Nordic Walking Poles in the correct lengths.

Nordic Walking clinic in Frankfort, MI on Jan 31
The Nordic Walking class will include a brief introduction to Nordic Walking, a demonstration of the American Nordic Walking System’s three basic levels, a review of the many benefits that walking with the perfect length poles and correct technique provide. All participants will be invited to test real Nordic Walking Poles either in the studio and/or outdoors. Real Nordic Walking Poles will also be available for purchase – FREE Nordic Walking DVD included.

Nordic Walking Comes To Buffalo Physical Therapy And Sports Rehabilitation
The Staff at Buffalo Physical Therapy And Sports Rehabilitation enthusiastically took to Nordic Walking on April 1st (opening day of trout season in New York State).

April is Parkinson Awareness Month And Nordic Walking Poles Can Help To Improve Balance And Stability!
Nordic Walking Poles provide a great workout, plus they can help to radically improve balance and stability. We work with a lot of athletes too, but we also find that many of our new customers have some balance issues. Many individuals find that Nordic Walking Poles are more comfortable than canes and walkers. It is also common for happy customers to proclaim that their new Nordic Walking Poles are an improvement over pushing a shopping cart too.

Nordic Walking Clinics Replace Cross Country Ski And Snowshoe Events During "WOMEN’S WELLNESS RETREAT"
Nordic Walking saved the day when the Women's Wellness Retreat was hit with a warm spell that caused a melt down on the Kettunen Center's cross country and snowshoe trails. Participants were anxious for some exercise and fresh air when the ski and snowshoe programs were cancelled due to the melt down.

Nordic Walking and Pilates Are Proving To Be A Winning Combination
The American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking.com can definitely help to make your New Year's resolutions come true if your goals are to exercise more, exercise more effectively or lose weight. Nordic Walking burns up to 40% more calories than regular walking and the poles help to radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back.

NORDIC WALKING AND NORDIC SNOWSHOEING HELP TO ELIMINATE SHIN, KNEE, HIP AND BACK PAIN
Today we received an email from a happy Nordic Walking customer reinforcing the simple facts that walking and snowshoeing with poles makes walking and snowshoeing more effective, more comfortable and often eliminates shin, knee, hip and back pain.

New Urban Skier Nordic Walking Poles Can Help Your New Year's Resolutions Come True
The American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking.com can definitely help to make your New Year's resolutions come true if your goals are to exercise more, exercise more effectively or lose weight. Nordic Walking burns up to 40% more calories than regular walking and the poles help to radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back.

Nordic Walking - It's the hottest and easiest way to burn, baby, burn!
The lightweight poles are custom made in Lillehammer, Norway, and cost $69.95 a pair. For more info about Edwards' American Nordic Walking System and to order poles, visit WWW.SKIWALKING.COM.

SMART CAR HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR 210 CM NORDIC SKIS DURING THE WINTER PLUS NORDIC WALKING POLES SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL
My 210 cm Salomon classic Nordic (cross country) skis and Swix Nordic (cross country) poles fit just great in my Smart Car. There is even room for my 12-year-old son and his Nordic ski gear. During the fall I could fit 60 pairs of Nordic Walking Poles in my new SMART car as I traveled around hosting Nordic Walking Clinics.

Celebrate “Winter Trails Day” With Nordic Walking, Nordic Snowshoeing and/or Nordic Skiing (Cross Country Skiing)
Winter Trails Day is January 10th, 2009 – a great day to launch your Nordic Walking, Nordic Snowshoeing or Nordic Skiing campaign. Regardless of the weather, one of my favorite Nordic Sports will be doable this coming Saturday during "Winter Trails Day".

Nordic Walking Proves To Be A Great Cross Trainer Runners Too
As a running coach and ski coach I've seen my athletes (runners and skiers) benefit from using Nordic Walking Poles. Even those athletes with occasional shin splints and/or runners knee hugely benefit from the stress reduction that the poles provide - radically reducing the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back.

SWIX Nordic Walking VIP Poles Successfully Tested In The Grand Canyon
The SWIX VIP “One-piece” Nordic Walking Poles proved lighter, safer and much more durable than twist-locking adjustable/telescoping/adjustable poles while hiking the Grand Canyon.

NORDIC WALKING POLES FROM SKIWALKING.COM MAKE ABC NEWS
The ABC News article about Nordic Walking is fantastic. And it is great to see our SWIX VIP Nordic Walking Poles in action. These quality Nordic Walking Poles are made in Lillehammer, Norway exclusively for The American Nordic Walking System and SKIWALKING.COM .

The American Nordic Walking System
A Logical, Proven Progression for Teaching Safe and Effective Nordic Walking in the USA.

Nordic Walking Coming to New York State Nordic Fest
Since Nordic Walking is rooted in the soil of Finland, Norway and Sweden, it is a natural that it would be part of a Scandinavian event.

TAKE OFF THE POUNDS SENSIBLY WITH "TOPS" AND NORDIC WALKING POLES
While hosting clinics the other day for TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY - Weight Loss Group) I was reminded again why real Nordic Walking Poles are so effective and FUN!

NORDIC WAKING COMES TO NEW YORK'S JAMESTOWN AND CHAUTAUQUA LAKE
Nordic Walking class participants varied from hikers and runners to individuals with balance and/or joint issues including MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Post Polio, Arthritis, Rotor Cuff, Carpal Tunnel and other challenges including new knees, new hips, rods in their backs and Scoliosis

NORDIC WALKING IN GLEN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - HOME OF THE SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
Every day we receive thank you cards in the mail and thank you emails from all across the USA and around the world. It is extremely rewarding teaching Nordic Walking - helping others get out walking safely and effectively.

Nordic Ski Walking – The Simple Facts & Safety Truths
After hosting hundreds of Nordic Ski Walking Clinics, Pete Edwards the owner/founder/coach of SkiWalking.com Nordic Ski Walking Poles, launched The American Nordic Walking System.

Ski walking offers effective workout for people of all ages
Originally from upstate New York, Pete Edward’s first job out of college was coaching ski racing, track and cross country at The Leelanau School.

Nordic Walking Benefits Individuals With Arthritis, MS, Parkinson's, Post Polio, Neuropathy and Scoliosis
Nordic Walking Poles Radically Improve Balance & Stability – A Huge Aid For Those With Balance Issues Including MS, Parkinson’s And Neuropathy!

We Love Nordic Ski Walking
All of us at SKIWALKING.COM want you to love Nordic ski walking as much as we do. Nordic ski walking with poles is the best.

SKIWALKING COM - Nordic Walking Poles - Pete Edwards
SKIWALKING.COM is the #1 retailer of Nordic Ski Walking fitness poles in the USA

Nordic Walking Coming to Scandinavian Folk Festival (No Skis and No Snow Required)
Free Nordic Walking classes and lectures will be a part of the 7th Annual Scandinavian Folk Festival in Jamestown, New York.

Company Profile/Company Overview
Over 10 million Europeans are Nordic Ski Walking - in the cities, the country and the mountains. .

This Next Nordic Walking Pole Recommendation
Urban Skier Nordic Walking Poles From The American Nordic Walking System

Great Lakes Nordic Ski Council
THE AMERICAN NORDIC WALKING SYSTEM & SKIWALKING.COM NORDIC WALKING POLES - Nordic Ski Walking Any Time Of Year

Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Weight Watchers
North America's leading Nordic Walking Instructor, Pete Edwards, will be hosting Nordic Walking Clinics at Weight Watchers. Goal - walk more effectively and burn more calories.

DIABETES OPEN HOUSE/EXPO
Free Nordic Walking Clinics Hosted By The American Nordic Walking System's Pete Edwards - owner/founder/coach WWW.SKIWALKING.COM

MICHIGAN SNOWSPORTS INDUSTRIES
The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM Nordic Ski Walking Poles.

LOVE MY LAP BAND BLOG
Lap Bands, Exercise and Nordic Walking

MIMES LOVE NORDIC WALKING TOO!
If Mimes could talk they would tell you that one-piece poles custom fit to each individual's height are safer, lighter and much more durable than twist-locking adjustable/telescoping/collapsible poles.

ELVIS SPOTTED NORDIC WALKING IN VEGS
THE new sport of Nordic walking might look silly, but the physical benefits are serious.

EXEL TravelFit Carbon Nordic Walking Poles
The best adjustable poles we have tested - however, one-piece poles custom fit to each individual's height are safer, lighter and more durable!

Nordic Walking Blog
Nordic SKI WALKING: NOT JUST FOR SNOW-DEPRIVED SKI RACERS ANYMORE!

NORDIC WALKING NEWS ITEM
Free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics at Garland Resort - Womens Winter Tour Events!

WALKING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
Nordic Ski Walking Clinics Coming to Cadillac’s Mercy Hospital in Honor of Healthy Heart Month & Cardiac Rehabilitation Week.

PHYSICAL CULTURE
THE new sport of Nordic walking might look silly, but the physical benefits are serious.

Alternative Winter Sports
Ski Walking takes off in Europe! Elite cross-country skiers have been benefiting from Ski Walking during the off season for years. Technical – Yes!

Pete Edwards brings Ski Walking to town
Have you been surprised to notice someone walking on local trails or roads with what appear to be cross-country ski poles?

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Alternative Winter Sports
Ski Walking takes off in Europe!

Ski walking to better health
Ski-Walk to better fitness without ski poles and snow mounds. Whatever Your Fitness Level or Age, Ski Walking - Nordic Walking - Can Help You Get Fit Using Special Walking Poles. No Skis and No Snow Required.

Six million 'pole walkers' can't be wrong
Nordic walking, one of Europe's favorite workouts, appears poised to vault the Atlantic. The Finns have a word for it. Sauvakävely, literally "pole walking," isn't a circus act - though, like speed walking, it can be something of a spectacle to behold. It's also an emerging option for anyone looking for a low-impact weekend workout.

Nordic Walking From the Tropics to the Mountains
NO Snow & NO Skis Required! Nordic Walking, also known as Ski Walking, is the new aerobic fitness exercise that provides all the aerobic benefits of cross country skiing and burns more calories than regular walking.

Say 'Ya' To Nordic Walking
New fitness sport comes to U.S

FREE NORDIC SKI WALKING CLINICS ON VALENTINE'S DAY
CELEBRATING HEALTHY HEART MONTH & NATIONAL CARDIAC REHAB WEEK!

Ski Walking - Get Ready for the Season by Hiking with Poles
One way to prepare for the up coming snow - Nordic Ski Walking! And it's a healthful fitness .

LEELANAU TRAIL SNOW DAY And FREE Nordic Ski Walking Clinics
Learn how to unlock the calorie burning and aerobic benefits of Nordic Walking - Hiking & Trekking With Poles!

FREE NORDIC WALKING CLINICS COMING TO HEALTHY HEART FAIR
CELEBRATING HEALTHY HEART MONTH!

FREE NORDIC SKI WALKING CLINICS COMING TO TIMBER RIDGE RESORT
North American VASA Equipment Demo Day

Free Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Lutheran Outpatient Rehab in Jamestown, New York
Nordic Walking is for ALL Ages and ALL Fitness Levels

National Trails Day and Nordic Walking - a Perfect Fit
The American Nordic Walking System and www.skiwalking.com celebrated"National Trails Day" by Offering Free Nordic Walking Lessons and Free Nordic Walking Rentals All Day on Saturday, June 7th.

Nordic Walking Poles from www.SkiWalking.com Make ABC News
When Nordic Walking was covered in an ABC News article and caught on film by New York's CW11 the featured Nordic Walking Poles were the lightweight and durable one-piece VIP Nordic Ski Walking Poles from The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM

Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Weight Watchers
North America's leading Nordic Walking Instructor, Pete Edwards, will be hosting Nordic Walking Clinics at Weight Watchers. Edwards has hosted hundreds of Nordic Walking Clinics - demonstrating, instructing and providing real Nordic Walking Poles for participants to try. Nordic Walking, also known as Ski Walking, is the effect use of walking with special poles. Goal - walk more effectively and burn more calories.

Diabetes Open House and Free Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Traverse City
Pete Edwards – owner/founder/coach of The American Nordic Walking System and SkiWalking.com Nordic Walking Poles, will host free Nordic Walking clinics. Walking with poles provides a more effective workout than regular walking – basically turbo charging the average walking campaign. Walking with poles can burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking.

Free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics Coming to Garland Resort - No Snow/No Skis Required
Learn how to unlock the calorie burning and aerobic benefits of Nordic Ski Walking. Garland Resort is not only the home of beautiful cross country ski trails and four of the best golf courses in Michigan, but also the largest log building east of the Mississippi River – a beautiful central structure that gives the entire resort the flavor of the great outdoors.

Cadillac News
Free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics Scheduled Friday - Valentine's Day

Nordic Walking Press Releases
Nordic Ski Walking - The Simple Truths + Don't Get Scammed By Cheap Adjustable Poles

The American Nordic Walking System and www.SkiWalking.com Are Ready for the Holiday Gift Giving Rush and New Year's Resolutions
The American Nordic Walking System and www.skiwalking.com recently received large deliveries of quality Nordic Walking Poles from SWIX of Norway and EXEL of Finland in preparation for the Holiday Rush and New Year's Resolutions. The American Nordic Walking System and www.SkiWalking.com are the exclusive retailers of the SWIX VIP Nordic Walking Poles and the EXEL Urban Skier Nordic Walking Poles. All 12 sizes are in-stock and ready to ship - Perfect Length Guaranteed.

Free Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Glen Arbor’s Holiday Market Place – No Snow and No Skis Required
Free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics are coming to the Holiday Market Place Preview at the Glen Arbor Town Hall

Free Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to the Hagerty Insurance Health and Wellness Fair
Walking with special hiking poles (Nordic Ski Walking Poles) is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe and free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics are coming to Traverse City's Hagerty Insurance Health And Wellness Fair.

Free Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Bay Ridge Retirement Community
Walking with special hiking poles (Nordic Ski Walking Poles) is the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe and free Nordic Ski Walking Clinics are coming to Traverse City's Bay Ridge Retirement Community.

Seniors Are Turning in Their Canes and Walkers for One-Piece Nordic Walking Poles - Finding Improved Balance, Stability and Freedom
Ski Walking and hill bounding with poles are no longer just for world class skiers. Nordic Walking Poles are ideal for all ages and all fitness levels.

One-Piece Nordic Walking Poles Prove Safer and More Durable During In-Service Programs at Hospitals, Physical Therapy Locations and Fitness Centers Throughout the USA
Perfect length Nordic Ski Walking poles help us to automatically walk with a super straight back - better walking posture is biomechanically a good thing. This improved walking posture when combined with the unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action of walking with poles radically reduces the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back. Nordic Walking is low impact and yet provides a highly effective workout - burning more calories and working more muscle groups than regular walking.

Nordic Walking Coming to Scandinavian Folk Festival (No Skis and No Snow Required)
Free Nordic Walking classes and lectures will be a part of the 7th Annual Scandinavian Folk Festival

Free Nordic Walking Clinics Coming to Lutheran Outpatient Rehab
Nordic walking is no longer just for professional skiers deprived of snow. No snow and no skis required. Walking with poles burns up to 40% more calories than regular walking. Nordic walking poles not only improve balance and stability, these special poles help to radically reduce the shins to the shins, knees, hips and back.

THE AMERICAN NORDIC WALKING SYSTEM And WWW.SKIWALKING.COM
Pete Edwards has been coaching runners and skiers of all ages and fitness levels for over 25 years. Edwards is a former ski school director, running coach, personal trainer and the owner/founder of The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM

One-Piece Nordic Walking Poles Proven To Be Safer, Lighter And More Durable Than Twist-Locking Adjustable/Telescoping/Collapsible Poles
Nordic Walking Poles are helping thousands of Americans walk more effectively in the city, in shopping malls, out in the country and up in the mountains. Nordic Walking Poles help to burn more calories than regular walking, help to radically reduce stress to the weight-bearing joints and the poles hugely improve balance/stability. Nordic Walking Poles are ideal for ALL ages and ALL fitness levels.

Nordic Walking And Nordic Skiing In November
November 2008 started out as the best ever for Nordic Walking. Our favorite wooded trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore were covered with dry leaves and it looked like Indian Summer was here to stay.

Nordic Walking Gets Santa Claus Ready For Christmas And New Year's Resolutions
Santa Claus has been spotted Nordic Walking – for health and fitness. Santa Claus was originally Scandinavian and so is Nordic Walking. Nordic Walking Poles can help anyone burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking - even Santa Claus!

Nordic Walking At The Haggerty Insurance Health Fair
The clinics and lessons were tons of FUN. Haggerty employees were introduced to Nordic Walking and were able to try all three basic levels of Nordic Walking from The American Nordic Walking System and http://www.skiwalking.com

Nordic Walking And Nordic Running Are Great Ways To Get Ready For Ski Season
Nordic Walking when deprived of snow is a great way to get ready for ski season. Walking with Poles not only helps to burn more calories than regular walking, the poles help to radically reduce the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back.

Nordic Walking During Deer Season
Deer season puts all of our favorite trails off-limits for Nordic Walking. My wife refuses to Nordic Walk on our favorite trails during deer season – even when wearing orange.

NORDIC WALKING AND ADJUSTING TO TIME CHANGE
Time change in the late fall is a fantastic thing when it comes to snagging that extra hour of sleep and it provides early morning Nordic Walkers a little more light.

Nordic Walking At The Glen Lake Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot attracts runners and walkers of all ages and all fitness levels. Nordic Walkers have always been welcome too.

The American Nordic Walking System And WWW.SKIWALKING.COM Are Teaming up With Hay House Inc. To Help Promote Dr. Christine Northrup’s Book: The Secret Pleasures of Menopause
Ten pairs of high tech carbon fiber EXEL Urban Skier Nordic Walking Poles ($129.95 per pair retail value) are part of the prize list celebrating the release of Dr. Northrup’s newest book.

Nordic Walking At 95 Years Old
Her enthusiasm was contagious. She cruised comfortably with Nordic Walking Poles at a speed twice as fast as with her walker. NO snow and NO skis are required for Nordic Walking.

Free Nordic Ski Walking Lessons
The goal is to get more Americans off the couch and out walking. Once more Americans start walking, they will have a deeper appreciation for our wonderful trail systems throughout the USA.

Nordic Walking During Fall Color Season
The goal is to get more Americans off the couch and out walking. Once more Americans start walking, they will have a deeper appreciation for our wonderful trail systems throughout the USA.

THE MANY BENEFITS OF NORDIC WALKING POLES MOTIVATE LAUNCH OF THE "NORDIC SPORTS USA" BLOG
The Nordic Sports Blog was launched to help promote all Nordic sports: Nordic skiing (cross country skiing), Nordic walking, Nordic running, Nordic snowshoeing and Nordic blading (in-line skating or roller blading with poles).

NORDIC WALKING INTRODUCED DURING "WOMEN'S WELLNESS WEEKEND"
The setting was all "Up North" Michigan – beautiful trails, sunny skies and lakeside.

SkiPost Newsletter
What is Ski Walking?

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY AND NORDIC WALKING - A PERFECT FIT
The American Nordic Walking System and www.SkiWalking.com celebratED"National Trails Day" by offering free Nordic Walking Lessons and free Nordic Ski Walking Rentals all day!

NORDIC WALKING COMING TO WEIGHT WATCHERS AND TOPS!
Pete Edwards the owner/founder/coach of The American Nordic Walking System and WWW.SKIWALKING.COM Nordic Walking Poles hosts the Weight Watchers and TOPS Nordic Walking Clinics.

BUSHWHACKING WITH MY FAVORITE NORDIC WALKING POLES IN SEARCH OF THE MOREL MUSHROOM
Our best morel mushroom finds involve long hikes through hilly terrain and my Nordic Walking Poles save the day – just as they did when I had to give up marathon running.

NORDIC WALKING CLASSES PRESENTED TO 97 SENIORS AT THE BLUEBIRD RESTAURANT!
It was a record breaking turnout for the Leelanau Commission On Aging's luncheon at The Bluebird Restaurant in Leland, Michigan on Thursday, May 29th. Almost one hundred enthusiastic seniors attended the luncheon and my presentation on Nordic Ski Walking.

Nordic Walking clinic in Traverse City on March 25
Nordic Ski Walking Clinics are coming to Traverse City's Bay Ridge Retirement Community’s 2nd Annual Senior Health And Wellness Fair. The Health And Wellness Fair runs from 10am-2pm on Wednesday, March 25th.

 

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