Urban poling, also known as Nordic walking, is like cross-country skiing without the skis! Urban poling is a year-round outdoor activity for people of all ages and abilities, from super-sedentary to super fit. It’s easy to learn and has been shown to have both physical fitness and mental health benefits. Ideal for core strengthening, urban poling burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking and gives 90% of your muscles a work-out. Our neighbourhood urban poling sessions will include instruction on technique as well as additional stretches and exercises. Progression is at an individualized pace. No experience is needed. Dress for exercise and appropriately for the weather. Poles are provided or bring your own.
Fall Session | September 18 – December 11, 2023 (No class on Oct 9)
Winter Session | January 8 – March 18, 2024 (No class on Feb 19)
Spring Session | April 1 – June 10, 2024 (No class on May 20)
6:30 – 7:30pm
Newton Community Hall
5520 – 121 Avenue
Cost & Membership
Classes are free with a valid Newton Community League membership. Instructors will also have some available for purchase.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. If needed, there is community equipment available that requires sanitization after each use.
Print both the Registration and Par-Q+ forms. Bring the completed documents to class.
Susan, Double Certified Pilates Instructor, CPEP trained (postural exercise),
Nordic Walking/Urban Poling Instructor
Annemarie, Registered Yoga & Prenatal Yoga Teacher,
Group Exercise Leader & Nordic Walking Instructor