To try it is to love it!
Welcome to the Nordic Walking website for the West Island of Montreal.
We hope that after your visit to this site, you will be convinced to try this wonderful outdoor sport, that can help you fully enjoy all four seasons.
If you would like to give nordic walking a try, leave us your contact information by clicking on the link below and we will get in touch with you before the next introductory class.
Come walk with us !
Frequently asked questions!
Nordic Walking is in fact a derivative of cross-country skiing since it reproduces the same movements, without skis. Unlike skiing, Nordic Walking is practiced throughout the year on trails, streets or sidewalks – regardless of weather conditions.
- Uses 90% of our muscle mass (about 575 muscles!) and tones the whole body – few sports are as complete!
- Strengthens our cardiovascular
- Improves our breathing by increasing lung capacity and increasing oxygen consumption.
- Promotes an energy expenditure up to 50% more than traditional walking; one hour of Nordic walking is equivalent to 5 to 2 hours regular walking, all without feeling more tired.
- Improves posture and balance by strengthening abdominal and back muscles and straightening posture.
- Works on motor coordination (with the use of poles), mobility and agility, all of which reduces the risk of falling and injury.
- Promotes weight maintenance or weight loss.
- Reduces by 30 to 40% the load on joints of the lower extremities (ankles, knees, hips) because poles are being used.
- Strengthens bones by improving bone
- Provides continuous movement of the spine because of rotation of the torso.
- Because it is practiced outside, enables better oxygenation and helps us meet our vitamin D needs.
- Improves mood and sleep by promoting secretion of endorphins and serotonin.
- Increases energy and vitality.
- Favors socialization and increases motivation and self-esteem because of training with a group.
- Soothes the mind since it is practiced in a natural environment.