Get involved in ‘Green Exercise’ and feel how good it is to mind and body.
We are a friendly group of instructors of love to share their passion for Nordic Walking and helping people to achieve their goals. Nothing make us happier than to see someone learn about Nordic Walking, fall in love with it and then use it hit their personal weight loss or fitness goals.
You don’t have to be a member and you will always be welcome. Nordic Walking is great fun and our instructors will not only ensure that you reach your health goals but that you have a great time doing it! You will learn all you need to know in a relaxed friendly atmosphere with the Learn To Nordic Walk course.
You can read about each class and instructor on our website. We cater for all ages and level of fitness.
Down to Earth is the name of Helen’s group. Helen has been a Yoga teacher since 2001, and more recently has trained as a Nordic Walking instructor. Helen is an experienced Yoga Teacher and a qualified Nordic walking instructor. She loves being in the elements and seeing the seasons changing whilst getting fitter and gaining a greater sense of wellbeing. Helen has a fun and friendly approach to teaching and is waiting to meet you.
Bart brought Nordic walking to the Fylde Coast in 2009. After a few years of provision of wellbeing services under Local Authorities (Fylde Borough Council and Preston City Council), in 2011 with help of Fylde Local Strategic Partnership, he launched Stepping Out – Health and Wellbeing – an organisation aiming to promote and create opportunities for local residents to live healthy lifestyles. Stepping Out has been recognised on a national level and since the launch has helped over 1 000 local residents providing community based educational and fitness sessions.
Bart’s true passion spread across the region, giving guidance and support to other local instructors, resulting in Nordic walking being a widely recognised and appreciated form of fitness, regularly practised by many in the name of good health and friendships.
His new project is called BungyPump which as well as being a perfect complement to Nordic walking (making it even more effective!) is a versatile fitness tool used while indoor or outdoors during a variety of fitness and wellbeing sessions.
After transforming his health in 2011 Matt has been helping others around the world make significant changes in their health and wellbeing. Matt got interested in Nordic walking because he felt it really is the perfect way to progress from walking into a more active lifestyle.
Matt’s speciality is helping people who are stuck in a rut with their health, weight, or fitness, or have specific health complaints or conditions that require a more holistic approach to making improvements. Whether it’s returning from injury, or overcoming specific obstacles to achieving vibrant health Matt is here to help, guide and encourage you to expect and achieve more out of life.
Diane Oakden came into fitness after a career in Higher Education. She is qualified as a personal trainer in her 40s and Modern Pilates instructor with GP Referral qualifications. She is totally committed to getting everyone fitter and healthier and enjoying life more.
She discovered Nordic Walking when she was looking for a way for people to exercise outdoors. She strongly believes that our modern life is harming our health if we don’t get enough outdoor time. Exercise outdoors has been shown to lift mood.