Spring renews our landscape and this is happening in our Nordic walking community too. Check out the news about our new leader, new term and timetable, revamped website, poles info and latest obesity research.
Remember, join Spring walks to recharge your batteries.
Linda Donaldson (that’s me!) has ‘big shoes’ to fill as she walks into the role of leader with Robyn Skerten stepping down after introducing Nordic Walking to the Tutukaka Coast in 2010.
I have taken on leadership to provide continuity for walking on the Tutukaka Coast. I ask for your encouragement and support as I find my pace in this new role. Robyn is looking forward to joining us as simply a group member.
I walked Te Araroa, the 3000km length of New Zealand trail in 2012. My background includes editing a national fitness magazine and as a health reporter. I am enthusiastic about the benefits of walking and the calm nature can bring. Read more on Linda…
A warm thanks to Robyn for mentoring our group through all seasons, for role modelling wellbeing and for being there for us so many ways. Robyn will continue to offer one on one exercise guidance. Read About Robyn
Schools start the new term in October and so do we. Fourth term begins on October 16. Our first walk is called ‘Ngu Start’ and is a chance to learn or fine tune our technique wit Waipu visitor Matthias, who with his wife Barbara introduced Nordic Walking to NZ. We will meet first at Ngunguru Hall. Two groups, 9.15 – 10.30 Beginners and slower pace, 10.30-12.30 faster pace.
Our term 4 provisional timetable is now out and in a revamped format . You will get it by email as a pdf so you can stick it on your fridge or wall. Come and enjoy a variety of beach and bush walks on varied terrain on the beautiful Tutukaka Coast.
We’ve revamped the website with updated information and the exercise options that Robyn and now Linda and Kate offer under the one Mindful Movement banner. Read more about:
Mindful Movement movement therapy
Mindful Movement walking
Mindful Movement yoga
Fresh back from Germany, Matthias has a selection of poles he will bring to our first walk to show, sell and to demonstrate technique. A good opportunity for you to ask questions and treat yourself to new poles or to your first set. Nordic poles give support and propulsion, keep us upright, use the core and sharpen co-ordination. You can also order and buy from Matthias at Nordicwalkingnz
News out in early October from Otago University shows that public health measures to reduce obesity rates would help slow the rising burden of costs associated with knee osteoarthritis, projected to almost double to $370 million by 2038. Good thing we walkers are doing our bit! Read more…