Sunday, April 13, 2008


Over 6 million Europeans are walking with special Nordic Ski Walking Poles in the cities, in the country and up in the mountains! Walking with poles turbo charges your walking campaign - burning up to 40% more calories than regular walking!

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. Edwards has hosted numerous clinics at both Weight Watchers and Tops events in the past and is fired up to share the many benefits of walking correctly with the perfect length poles.

Walking with the perfect length poles and the correct technique not only burns more calories, but also improves balance and stability. Nordic Ski Walking is no longer just for expert skiers deprived of snow during the summer - even folks with severe balance issues are finding huge success walking with poles. Edwards loves hosting clinics at MS, Parkinson's and Diabetes support groups and notes that the success is almost magical, but it is really just good physics.

Once-piece Nordic Walking poles are safer, lighter and much more durable than twist-locking adjustable/telescoping/collapsible poles.
Edwards specializes in fitting folks into the perfect length poles. Perfect length 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.

Edwards is also a ski coach and recommends one-piece poles based on the simple fact that skiers would NEVER use twist-locking poles - they all use one-piece poles because they are lighter, stronger and more dependable than twist-locking poles. After hosting hundreds of Nordic Walking Classes, Edwards says it is clear that folks with balance issues are best served with one-piece poles custom fit to their height too. Many clinic participants comment that the poles make walking a doable activity again.

For more information on Nordic Walking technique and equipment please contact the American Nordic Walking System and

Toll Free #: 877-SKIWALKING or 877-754-9255


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