Nordic pole walking expands

Friendly local nordic pole walking instructors in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Local nordic pole walking classes have really hit their stride, proving so popular they’re now being offered in Castlemaine, Harcourt, Newstead and Maldon.

Volunteers have recently had their qualifications updated by the Nordic Academy and as a result are enthusiastic to offer this opportunity in more locations across Mount Alexander Shire.

Healthy Heart of Victoria funding provided this opportunity to volunteers.

These instructors lead the groups and teach participants nordic pole walking skills over a school term, which is about 10 weeks.

Nordic poles are available for use in classes for the duration of the course, and volunteers can assist participants to purchase their own discounted poles if they choose to continue.

Limited spaces are available in all the groups, which are intentionally kept small to maximise participant safety.
There is no cost for the groups, which start after ANZAC Day.

Castlemaine botanical gardens groups walk at 9.30am on Mondays and 2pm and 6.30pm on Tuesdays.

The Harcourt group walks from 9.30am on Wednesdays and the Newstead group steps out at 9.30am on Thursdays.

An evening group at 4.30pm on Wednesday also meets at Maldon Train Station.

The nordic pole walking program is a Castlemaine Health program and was developed in partnership with Castlemaine Community House.