Nordic Walking was already done in the 1930s as a summer training for athletes of of cross-country skiing, biathlon and Nordic combination. In this way, it was possible to train the technique all year round and maintain the condition. In 1992, a variation of Nordic walking, the so-called pole walking, was described in American literature. Ski poles were used while walking to support arm movement. Since there were no suitable walking sticks at that time, interest in this sport was soon lost again.
In 1992, a variation of Nordic walking, the so-called Pole Walking (Pole = Stock), was described in the American literature.Ski poles were used to support walking arm movement while walking.Since there were no suitable walking sticks at that time, the interest in this sport was soon lost again.
In 1996, a Finnish sports student wrote a master thesis about this kind of walking with poles (called Sauvakävely). He took over the technique from cross-country skiing and supplemented it with strengthening and stretching exercises. The results of this thesis attracted a great deal of interest and the sport became known to a wider public. The sporting goods industry subsequently developed poles for this new sport and invented the term Nordic Walking.
The sporting goods industry subsequently developed sticks for this new sport and coined the term Nordic Walking.
Keep fit and healthy with Nordic Walking. Enjoy nature and doing it together in the group. In the courses, the Nordic Walking technique is learned and consolidated with individual exercises. Each participant receives feedback on their technique and gets tips for the right stick use. Rental poles available.