MERCIAN NORDIC WALKING SPRING NEWSLETTER
(IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ IT ALL)
I know we are still technically in the Winter season but I am having to plan ahead to make sure that Elaine, Pam and I offer you the best service that we can.
We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive Nordic walking experience that we can for our you, our clients.
LEARN TO NORDIC WALK COURSES
If you are new to Nordic walking and have yet to earn your Freedom Passport then book a LTNW course asap. There are several coming up:
We also have free tasters if you want to try it first.
BOOKING A RESERVE PLACE IF WALK IS FULL
This is becoming much more important now. If you are about to book on a walk but see that it is full then please do not be put off. The system will charge you at this point but if you don’t get on the walk it will reimburse you automatically.
As I see the reserve list build up I can do a number of things to bump up numbers but I will only do this if there are plenty of people waiting.
At a considerable investment I am training up Walk leaders on 1st Feb who can act as back markers on a voluntary basis. This is really kind of them and means we can take more people on walks.
We have Judy’s Pilates starting on 3rd March – It is filling up so BOOK NOW if you are interested. You would not believe how many non NW people are telling me there are struggling to find a regular Pilates class. Don’t miss out on this fantastic offering by Mercian Nordic Walking.
SPECIAL WELLBEING ACTIVITIES – PAM’S UPTON WELLBEING WANDERERS
Many are now aware that Pam is coming back in a slightly different capacity. We have been asked for more wellbeing walks and the perfect fit is “Our Pam” and her connections at Upton Warren.
These walks will be part Walk part gentle muscle strength & endurance, balance & co-ordination and part Nordic walk. Ideal for those new to exercise or recovering from an injury that has been checked for suitability.
PLEASE DON’T BOOK THESE WALKS UNLESS YOU ARE HAPPY FOR A VERY EASY GENTLE EXERCISE AS THEY WILL ALWAYS BE DELIVERED AT WELLBEING LEVEL AND ARE AIMED AT A PARTICULAR CLIENT.
These special activities are every Saturday and Sunday. Pam will refer you on to Elaine and I for more vigorous walks as you progress.
ELAINE’S ARROW VALLEY AND HARVINGTON WALKS
Many of you have now started to enjoy Elaine’s Arrow Valley walks now you have realised that it’s a massive bit of beautiful countryside. It truly is spectacular.
Harvington is special too so book up early to avoid disappointment.
INDOOR TABATA CIRCUITS – Monday 7.30 PM From April
This high intensity class will continue throughout the year indoors. It is great fun but you must read the description. It is hard: https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/27247-Ian’s-Tabata-Indoor-Circuit-Class
STATIC CIRCUITS – Tuesdays at noon
This upper body centred circuit takes place indoors in the winter and outdoors in the summer. It is suitable for all with no medical issues and is VERY popular. Come and give it a go: https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/33338-Ian’s-Popular-Indoor-Static-Circuits
COMBINED WALKS WITH OTHER INSTRUCTORS
With Shropshire Hills Nordic Walking – 2nd Feb
There are still places available for this walk and can be booked here: https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/22883-Shropshire-Hills-Day-Out-(With-Shropshire-Hills-Nordic-Walking)
With West Mids Nordic Walking – 19th March
Full details here: https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/24083-Kinver-Edge-Rock-Houses-(With-West-MIdlands-Nordic-Walking)
With Arrow & Arden Nordic Walking
I am pleased to say we are doing two walks with Kathrin. One is in 23rd March led by me and is our Aston Cantlow 8 Miler. A great way to meet new walkers from our region. Places are going quickly though so do book: https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/31812-Ian’s-Aston-Cantlow-to-Wooton-Wawen-(Joining-up-with-Arrow-&-Arden-NW)
On 5th April we are also doing a Coughton Court Day Out – details are here and if full you can book direct with Kathrin as per the description:
COTSWOLD 24 – July
I am about to start booking the places for this event so if you are interested I need a cheque or cash to me asap (latest 1st Feb). After this date you will need to book your own place. The price is £100 which will go into a big kitty and I will do the bookings. As per last year this will be a team event with all teams keeping a walker on the route at all times during the 24 hours.
Two for your diary:
OUR NORDIC WALKING FESTIVAL – JUNE
Please note that places are going fast especially for the social events. Please book up if you are interested.
Lynne and Jayne are doing a special afternoon tea event which was fantastic last year. https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/34052-Lynne-&-Jayne’s-Charity-Tea-(Charity-Donation)
We are also offering Reiki & Guided Meditation that you can register for here and the Reiki Master will contact you to arrange the session. https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/28900-Reiki–&-Guided-Meditation-Sessions-Available
GRAFTON MANOR AFTERNOON TEA WALKS
These will be fun:
FIT FOR LIFE 5 WEEK PROGRESSIVE FITNESS COURSE (HOLIDAY READY)
By popular demand I am putting this course on again in early Summer and already places are being booked. It, quite simply, transforms your fitness in a progressive way. It is suitable for all who do not have pre-existing medical conditions (If you do see Pam’s schedule). The Progressive fitness course can be booked here: https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/34057-Ian’s-Progressive-Fit-For-Life-Course-(Suitable-for-non-nordic-walkers) THIS IS SUITABLE FOR NON NORDIC WALKERS TOO AND WILL PROBABLY INCLUDE THE USE OF THE FUN BUNGYPUMP POLES.
PURBECK NORDIC WALKING UK FESTIVAL
I am going to this in September and will be doing the marathon on the Saturday. Paula and Julie are also going. If you book please make sure you tell them you are with Mercian https://www.nordicwalking.events
More details here but this will be our Christmas meal too so an absolute must. Book early:
If you are interested in another joint walk with Laura from Chesterfield Nordic Walking do let me know. A day walking with a trip down a cave perhaps! Another day at Chatsworth. Let me know what you fancy.
CORNWALL MINES AND COAST TRIP
I reccied a few walks down in Cornwall over Christmas and wondered if anyone fancies a 4 night break in Mar/April 18?
If you are interested please let me know. We need ten at least to make it viable.
Some great days out planned for Malvern. Some you book and go like any walk and meet Carolyn at the location and some are joint walks such as the well dressing walk:
All of these activities are on but we still provide the usual walks each week.
I think you will agree that we are offering a fantastic array of activities to suit all and thank you so much for your continued support.
Nordic Walking UK
Arrow and Arden Nordic Walking
Sutton Coldfield Nordic Walking
Heart of England Nordic Walking
Shropshire Hills Nordic Walking
West Midlands Nordic Walking
Chesterfield Nordic Walking, Derbyshire,UK